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Verizon has struggled to make headway in a highly competitive internet advertising space dominated by Facebook Inc and Google and has focused its resources on developing 5G. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP

Verizon Communications is getting rid of media businesses that include iconic brands Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion (€4.1 billion), ending an expensive (...)

An app researcher uncovered code indicating that Facebook may copy Instagram’s trial of hiding ‘likes’. Photograph: Getty

Facebook is reportedly considering a trial that would hide the number of likes posts receive, following a similar test already being carried out on In(...)

Patrick Scully, managing director and vice president of Oath. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

US tech firm Oath plans to double its global users to 2 billion by 2020, with the Dublin-based European headquarters set to play a significant part in(...)

Chief executive Tim Armstrong at AOL’s offices in Dublin: he wants the company to reach 2 billion users, up from about 700 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong wants to be “really clear” about his company’s “very audacious goals”. Following its $4.4 billion (€3.9 billion) a(...)

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(...)