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Another thing to keep in mind is that we canít run Google Adsense in top positions on a lot of our blogs because they are sold out (Engadget, Autoblog, etc. are sold out up top). If we had those slots open we would be at much more per day right now.
25 million is way too much for a company that for all I know barely makes a profit. Three months ago Calcanis wrote on his blog that they were almost reaching 1 million/year from adsense but that wasn't enough to pay +100 bloggers and 9 other "unproductive" employees. So why would someone throw 25 million out the window? Maybe there's something we don't know....
Don't forget they don't solely use AdSense.
a bunch of social networking / blogging / "Web 2.0" sites are valued at $20 - $60M - which makes sense if they have a strong following/community.
It makes sense if you can monetize that community. Is AOL able the squeeze enough money from weblogs inc to pay the
25 million price tag?