Rumor: AOL to breakup then merge with Yahoo

Rumor: AOL to breakup then merge with Yahoo
According to sources close to the company, it seems as though AOL may be in the process of breaking up the company before merging it with portal giant Yahoo.

The break-up will require a number of complicated transactions and so far the plans are still in the exploratory stage, with Yahoo having not been contacted yet.

AOL will firstly separate its dial-up Internet service and its display advertising business.

"You can drive the pieces into people's hands that could pay top dollar for them and create value, or spin them off," added one of the sources (via Reuters).

For the past couple of years, new AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has invested millions of dollars in purchasing content sites, including TechCrunch and others, turning AOL into a leading portal site.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Dec 2010 0:04
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  • hikaricor

    And nothing of value was lost.

    6.12.2010 00:37 #1

  • Azuran

    The discs made great coasters.

    6.12.2010 01:15 #2

  • KillerBug

    Hmmm...I guess I will just have to think of yahoo the way I think of AOL...oh wait...I already thought of them like that!

    6.12.2010 04:09 #3

  • ZippyDSM

    I wonder if this means a decent version of the official shoutcast app will be made?

    Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy!
    Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".

    6.12.2010 10:10 #4

  • hikaricor

    Originally posted by xyansn: why i can't post a comment? You just did.

    6.12.2010 18:08 #5

  • ddp

    because you are a spammer & spammers get deleted like now.

    6.12.2010 23:52 #6

  • SomeBozo

    RIP AOL you r a POS!

    7.12.2010 12:41 #7

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