AOL lays off 5 to 10, will miss revenue targets Time Warner CFO John Martin told investors yesterday that while online subsidiary AOL's ad network Platform-A "had been growing like a weed,'' the company now doubts it will hit its revenue targets. "We have seen some cancellations," Martin told conferencegoers . "It gives us pause in terms of our confidence to ramp advertising in the back half of the year.'' AOL also laid of 5 to 10 employees from its "Shared Services" group yesterday, SAI reports — the only surprise there being the small size of the cut. AOL's recent efforts to combat waning advertiser and consumer interest in its brand include creating a new huge banner ad format and also allowing visitors to access email from other providers.