Microsoft has started talks with Time Warner to buy its AOL subsidiary. AOL, formerly America Online, has emerged as an alternative for the software giant which, in results reported last week, recorded a net profit of Â£2.2bn in April-to-June but lost around Â£445m from its online advertising division. Silicon Valley insider Henry Blodget said a team from Time Warner/AOL met executives at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters last Tuesday. "The two have talked many times before. But this is reportedly the closest the companies have come to a deal so far," said Blodget. "It sounds as though Microsoft is now working more diligently on a Plan B."
- Mobile ads behaving badly, the May 15 update (report here) in Site & Forum Issues
- Are you stealing content if you have an ad blocker? in General Discussion
- Have you retired your last-gen consoles? in Gamers' Hangout
- Why do a lot of Right Wing see no issue with cable companies practice? in General Discussion
- ModernResizer - v0.1 in Software created by our members
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Gamers' Hangout
- Math problem from 9th grade that's stuck on my mind ... in General Discussion
- Meet the browser: Chrome Next in Web Browser Discussion & Support
Please enter your reason for reporting this comment.
The following codes can be used in comments.