AOL and Time Warner to Merge

Monday January 10th, 2000

CNNfn is reporting that AOL and Time Warner have made public their plans to merge, with AOL shareholders getting 55% of the merged company, called AOL Time Warner.

Time Warner's boss will remain chief executive, and Steve Case of AOL will become the company's chairman.

As AOL rolls out their set-top and other technological initiatives this year, they can only benefit from being in the same corner as Time Warner, whose well known brands (HBO, Time Magazine, CNN, Turner Broadcasting Co.) could be brought into the fray for promotion and cross-marketing purposes. And since non-PC Internet devices will require not only cheap software, but scalable solutions (as Nokia and Intel have found), don't be surprised if you see Mozilla's name appearing in more and more press releases this year.

Thanks to onyo for the news.

#25 Re: Battle Lines Being Drawn

by danielhill <>

Tuesday January 11th, 2000 6:55 AM

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-quote- M$ has met its match. -unquote-

You reckon? Microsoft have massive weapons in their arsenal. Windows. AOL doesnt even install on Windows 2000. And I doubt the proprietary piece of junk wont install on Windows Millennium either.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't new drivers in Windows 2000 need to be approved and signed by Microsoft, or a big dirty warning appears? AOL works as a network device driver.

All MS has to do is fail AOL. Say they override security or something. AOL will have no Windows client, AOL relies on the dicky little TV boxes, AOL dies and takes TW with it. Man I love it!