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AOL unravels its stake in Patch, a local news site that never flourished

Majority control of Patch will go to turnaround firm Hale Global.

The 18 most cringe-adorable TV commercials from technology's awkward years

Yeah, these all happened. Without shame, embarrassment, or a hint of irony.

Tech industry calls for 'oversight and accountability' of NSA surveillance

Internet companies in the U.S. are demanding that the surveillance practices of the U.S. should be reformed to enhance privacy protections and provide "appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms."

Bebo—yes, Bebo—announces triumphant return with cocky relaunch video

The social network AOL left for dead is undergoing a revival after founder Michael Birch bought it back for a cool $1 million.

Hands on with AOL Reader, another opportunistic response to Google's RSS vacancy

AOL has rolled out a beta of an RSS reader that it hopes will replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Google Reader. But our hands-on tests found a few flaws with this first release.

New AOL Reader product teased just days before Google Reader's shutdown

Once-mighty America Online appears to be working on a new RSS reader product, with about a week to go before Google pulls the plug on its own Reader.

Even friggin' AOL is creating original A-list TV content now

Following the footsteps of Yahoo, Netflix, and Amazon, AOL jumps into the A-List content creation game.

HuffPost Live is coming to cable

The Huffington Post will provide daytime content to the AXS TV cable network.

Web sites go dark to honor Sandy Hook victims

A long list of Web sites went dark for one minute at 9:30 a.m. ET today to mark a moment of silence for the 26 women and children who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.

The Roots of Social Networking

Before Facebook, before even Friendster, people still had social networking. Here's a look at how computer users got together in the days before the dawn of the Internet.