AOL to launch website about men’s lifestyles on Mandatory.com [UPDATED]

AOL is getting ready to add yet another website called "Mandatory" to its growing network of online publications. On March 14, 2012, AOL Inc. submitted a trademark application (Serial Number: 85569293) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for "Mandatory" for a website featuring … [Read more...]

A peek at AOL’s MQVibe: Neighborhood hotspots, rankings, & reviews

Several tech blogs have speculated about AOL's MQVibe since I first reported on AOL filing trademarks and registering domains having to do with NVibe and MQVibe in September.   AOL ended any doubt that it had plans to build upon MapQuest, after launching a "Coming Soon" teaser page just over a … [Read more...]

AOL teases mqVibe launch: Something cool is coming to your neighborhood

I have written about AOL's rumored plans to launch a neighborhood social networking service using MapQuest called "nVibe" and "mqVibe" in the last two weeks, after I found that AOL had filed a number of related trademarks and registered domains around the terms ‘NVibe’ and ‘Neighborhood Vibe’, as … [Read more...]

AOL launching more than just NVibe; MapQuest network ‘MQVibe’ added to mix

Last week I wrote about AOL's rumored plans to launch a neighborhood social networking site called NVibe, after I found that AOL had filed a number of related trademarks and domains around the terms 'NVibe' and 'Neighborhood Vibe'.    Now, it looks like AOL may have bigger plans for its … [Read more...]

After years of being called HuffPo, news website wins dispute over HuffPo.com

For years, The Huffington Post news website has often been referred to as 'HuffPo' for short. The only problem was, the site founded by Arianna Huffington in 2005, didn't own the web address HuffPo.com; Pauta's International SA did and it used the domain to send unsuspecting visitors to … [Read more...]

UPDATED: R3D Entertainment files trademark for 3D.com, buying domain

Updated June 23, 2011, 6:40 PM:  I received an email from Lanny Rutkin, owner of R3D Entertainment, telling me that his company is buying the domain name 3D.com.  ** Original: I just did a search on the US Patent and Trademark Office website (USPTO.gov) and discovered a trademark filing for … [Read more...]

Elliot’s Blog, Fusible, get credit from AOL’s Games.com for breaking, then confirming Zynga Rewardville story

The bigger technology sites and mainstream blogs often take credit for breaking news stories, even though some of those news stories are on occasion reported by bloggers first.  That's not the case with a recent breaking story that appeared on Domaining.com yesterday, in which Elliot Silver asked … [Read more...]