Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Lots of noise about AOL this week. I guess, since the MS-Y! deal, bankers see blood in the water and want to make more deals (like these). Some speculate that TW-Y! makes more sense than MS-Y!. It would probably be less anti-trust, too.

Apparently, AOL is facing the same issue as EarthLink (and presumably NetZero) - AOL lost 800K+ subscribers last quarter. In this NYT piece, speculation includes NewsCorp and Comcast as potential suitors.

BTW, AOL "bought Goowy, a personalized portal company and widget maker,....validating an uncertain market, and AOL has apparently bought into the widget-as-advertising-vehicle concept enough to give a small acquisition a whirl." [gigaom]

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