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WSJ: Microsoft To Talk To Time Warner's AOL

     
10:25 pm on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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.