Verizon is understood to be interested in AOL’s programmatic advertising technology -- the automated buying and selling of ads online --as well as internet properties including The Huffington Post. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture with the internet company to expand its mobile-video offering(...)

AOL chief Tim Armstrong, who has instructed his underlings at AOL to spend one-tenth of each working week deploying their grey matter.  Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

How much of their time should managers spend thinking? Tim Armstrong believes the correct answer is 10 per cent - and has instructed all his underling(...)

AOL   chief executive  Tim Armstrong has been credited with reviving a dying brand. Photograph: Reuters

At least two top-10 Yahoo shareholders are so unhappy with chief executive Marissa Mayer’s turnaround efforts that they are making a plea to AOL chie(...)

Attendees take notes on their laptop computers while attending a panel session at the Disrupt Europe 2014 conference in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AOL is considering spinning off technology-company CrunchBase to reflect its value, chief executive officer Tim Armstrong said. AOL, which acquired Cr(...)

Dermot Mr McCormack:  a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology

Dubliner Dermot McCormack has joined AOL in the US from Viacom as president of video and studios. He succeeds Ran Harnevo, who has left to pursue “oth(...)

Companies did a lot of firing last year and were more imaginative than ever in telling it like it is not. Most famously, HSBC “demised” its managers, Reuters caused staff to be “transitioned out of the company”, while other businesses “disestablished” or even “completed” roles.

Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 1(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe, at the Dublin Web Summit. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The second day of the web summit has a significantly different ambience to the first - where on Wednesday the RDS was filled with a sense of giddy ant(...)

JP Dumas (left) and Mike Darnell, Appy Hotel based in Hong Kong, at the opening day of the Web Summit. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill

The scale of change technology is going to bring to the business model is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, Facebook vice-president Nicola Mende(...)

Tim Armstrong, chief executive of AOL, will attend Web Summit. Photograph: The New York Times

Davos for geeks. The Rolls Royce of technology events. The SXSW of Europe. These are just some of the accolades the Dublin Web Summit has attracted ov(...)

Dublin Web Summit founder  Paddy Cosgrave:  aims to send  400-plus international journalists  at the summit  home with  a taste for Irish food

Few tech events have made as big an impact in such a short space of time as the Dublin Web Summit. Founded just three years ago from the bedroom of Pa(...)