Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion in Cash

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  1. ronjor

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/business/dealbook/verizon-to-buy-aol-for-4-4-billion.html
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Weird move, does anyone still use AOL? I think their websites look like crap.
     
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    http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/23/verizon-completes-its-acquisition-of-aol-for-4-4b/
     
  4. Tarnak

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    It was the first ISP, that I connected to internet with dial-up way back when....so I still have an e-mail account with them still.
     
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    I started out with aol but stopped using it a few years ago
     
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    Yep, I still have my original account (approx. 15 years ago) with AOL and use it for unimportant email sometimes.
     
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    Actually, I was talking about the current AOL which isn't a provider at all, so I wonder why Verizon bought them. Do you guys actually visit the sites that are developed by AOL? Here an article about the failed merger with Time Warner:

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-14/lessons-from-the-aoltime-warner-disaster
     
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    http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2015/05/12/why-did-verizon-buy-aol/
     
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    Weird business decision, indeed...:eek:
     
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