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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.


#6 Battle Lines Being Drawn

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Monday January 10th, 2000 1:20 PM

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AOL ISP and content, Netscape browser and Netcenter content, Sun servers hardware and software, RoadRunner ISP, TimeWarner Cable, Sports Illistrated, People, Time, Turner content from CNN to Cartoon Network to Turner Classic Movies, Warner and Newline movies as well as HBO and CInemax, Warner Music and Electra Music....man. And don't forget AIM and ICQ and partnering with Real and Winamp and AMD (RR ads tout Athlon)......wow. Am I missing anything?

M$ has met its match.

Asa

(posted with mozilla 1/10/00)