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.

#32 Re: Re: Re: Re: Battle Lines Being Drawn

by Dan6992

Tuesday January 11th, 2000 7:08 PM

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MSNBC is partly owned by Microsoft so they couldn't stop MS commercials from airing on that station. The only way they could is to stop carrying MSNBC all together. And that's just bad business. No company would put it's intire business at risk just to be vindictive. And lets not forget who has all the power here either!!! If AOL get's mean MS might just decide to put a little bug into Windows that prevents AOL from working all together, oops!!! Considering that 95% of all AOL users are Windows based this would hurt AOL alot more then AOL refusing to play MS's cabel advertisements. MS is definatly the superpower in this little fued and AOL has to be very careful or MS just might decide to flex those huge muscels they have. Think about it!