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AOL has bought advertising company Adap.tv in a bid to future-proof its online video services. The internet giant claimed the acquisition will make it the second biggest player in the online "video space", presumably behind Youtube. Adap.tv specialises in programmatic advertising, which allows media buyers to avoid the bulk …

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Giant?

Diddnt think they were still around TBH.

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Re: Giant?

I know it's not technically the same company now but having wasted several hours on the phone to them this week trying to get someone else's broadband authentication problem sorted I wish they weren't still around. (It took 3/4 of an hour of constant repetition and lying about yellow cables just to extract the expected username and password - teeth would be considerably easier!)

Still, they're going to send out yet another router so I'm sure that will magically fix the problem at their end...

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Re: Giant?

Hmm,

Same old story, send another (POC) router, Id have tried my trusty old DG834.

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I didn't know they still had money to burn.

And I'm not sure AOL has what it takes to compete against YouTube.

Another failure in the making, I guess. But this will cost them.

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Re: Giant?

They claim to be second in video services.

Which video site(s) do they run??

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Funnily enough, one of the two routers exhibiting exactly the same symptoms (naturally, as the problem is at the other end) was a usually trusty DG834G.

The most annoying thing is that for the ridiculous price they are paying every month they could have a decent business broadband package with faults lines staffed by people who have at least a vague idea of what they're talking about...

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Sorry _pre_ Internet Giant

AOL kinda stopped being relevant when the Internet came, it was first mostly seen as another ISP, then when people got cheaper and better access, completely ignored.

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Re: Sorry _pre_ Internet Giant

A pedant writes... The Internet was around well before something called AOL (or even America Online). I assume you mean World Wide Web (WWW) which appeared soon after?

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May still remember (AOL). AOL? Stuff AOL!

The AOL I remember is A$$holes On-Line who dumped millions of noobs all over the technical newsgroups (before the illegal file scene got going). Groups that used to have small numbers of technical discussions suddenly had hundreds, sometimes thousands, of lost souls who had been given access by AOL without the slightest hint of guidance from AOL. "Ooh, what is this group for?", "Wow, this is GREAT". Ugh, still makes me cringe. And that doesn't even take into account the amount of landfill occupied by mega-grillions of AOL installation CDs. Stuff AOL.

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Hmm

I ran out of coasters a while ago, I wonder if they will ever start them again.

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