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.
#31 Re: Re: Good for AOL!!!
Tuesday January 11th, 2000 6:48 PM
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Actually my biggest pet-peve with AOL was the speed. Even on a 56k connection the internet seems to crawl. Other than that I liked there content, and I never got a busy signal in my area (I guess it was a problem in bigger cities). Oh one more complaint is the excessive amout of junk mail I get in that account, but thats not realy their fault. Like I said I'm all for them getting bigger because it might allow them a bigger budget to fund Mozilla for the next go around.