Microsoft to buy parts of AOL?

Posted on Saturday, Sep 17 2005 @ 20:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to two unnamed sources Microsoft is in talks with Time Warner to buy a stake of America Online (AOL).
Microsoft would pay some money to Time Warner for the AOL stake, leaving the two companies approximately equal partners in the venture, the Post said.

Richard Greenfield, an analyst at Fulcrum Global Partners who said he himself was not aware of the talks, said that he thought any such deal could be premature for Time Warner, even if a combination could reduce costs.
Read more at eWeek. I'm wondering in what parts Microsoft is interested. Maybe it's AOL messenger or Winamp?


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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