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.

#30 to danielhill

by beg <>

Tuesday January 11th, 2000 3:29 PM

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Here ya go danielhill


I have not read it, but it talks about AOL is going to open it's line. Steve Case has even said that he thinks it's good for the industry if AOL/TW open up. The CEO says they will do it.

Gee..look around. Aol doesn't limit competition. You have a choice between using an ISP or AOL. Microsoft on the other hand, kills it's competitors just like Standard Oil did back in the day. Aol NEVER went after Earthlink or MindSpring, when those companies advertised that their ISP service was better than AOL. AOL did nothing. Microsoft on the other hand attacks their competitors revenues just like Standard Oil did.

MS has limited choice by being SO dominate. No one wants to compete with them, which is bad for the consumer.

AOL isn't limiting competition, and when this new merger done, AOL will allow other companies to offer internet service. If you hate AOL, then you probably hate At&t more, because At&t isn't allowing other ISPs to use their cable lines. What's your opinion on ATT?