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Jan 10, 1901:

Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American… 1,567 more words

History

AOL: Three Decades of Turmoil

AOL: Three Decades of Turmoil

Introduction

AOL has gone from fame and glory to hype to trying everything possible simply to survive. Started in 1983 as “Quantum Computer” (Agamawi, 2012), later renamed America Online, the company went public on the NASDAQ in 1992 and proceeded to grow 50,000% in just two year’s time. 4,066 more words

Business Management

Time for a name change at Time Warner

Time Warner, the media conglomerate that bears the title of once-great magazine in its name, is getting out of the publishing business.

The plan to spin off its Time Inc. 644 more words

Namedroppings

How to Fire Grandma and Still Get Invited to Sunday Dinner

Business advisor: “The problem with your business is your son — he’s incompetent and destructive. You need to fire him right away.”

Business owner: “I know it, but there is just one problem. 659 more words

An Ally's Advice

Where’s the Customer at Sony?

By Steve Robins

It’s time to think outside the box.  Or the division.  Or the hardware.  Or the…

In order to offer complete solutions, companies need to come together around a shared vision of the customer, their challenges, and ways that the company can help.   663 more words

Solution Marketing

Is AOL going up for sale?

Executives at America Online Inc. (AOL) met with two of the top M&A lawyers in the United States this week, fueling speculation that the dial up Internet-turned-media company may soon find itself on the auction block. 438 more words

FP Tech Desk

Arianna Huffington to take charge of AOL?

CEO Tim Armstrong responds to the reports that with ad revenues down AOL will be off 20% this year from projections by affirming his desire to recenter the AOL brand around user-created content like that found on the recently acquired Huffington Post. 209 more words

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