Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware.
Microsoft and Google are locked in a series of lawsuits, and the acquisition of these patents by Microsoft may signal an even nastier round of suits.
AOL makes a billion dollars and boosts its share price, but the benefits of the patent acquisition deal for Microsoft are less obvious.
AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday.
Reports of the popular IM service's imminent demise are mistaken, AOL announces.
AIM now features a seamless leap into video chat, and photo-sharing isn't relegated to URLs and text.
The next CEO of Yahoo has a tough job ahead of them--finding nnew ways to get consumers excited about the ailing search engine again.
Analysis: These gadgets and services were gone fast, in existences that were nasty and brutish.