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WSJ: Microsoft To Talk To Time Warner's AOL engine msg:3700306 10:25 pm on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0) Microsoft To Talk To [ online.wsj.com]Time Warner's AOL
Microsoft Corp., seeking an alternative to a deal with Yahoo Inc., was scheduled to meet executives from Time Warner Inc.'s AOL in Seattle Wednesday to advance discussions on a possible tie-up, according to people familiar with the situation.
bill msg:3700530 5:42 am on Jul 17, 2008 (gmt 0)
I guess there's a substantial user-base in place, but an AOL tie-up is not the boon that a Yahoo deal could have been. I'm not sure I'm clear on the potential offered by an AOL deal.