__/ [Luigi Donatello Asero] on Wednesday 21 December 2005 04:59 \__
> "Paul" <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
>> Google confirms $1bn stake in AOL
>> AOL founder Steve Case last week backed calls for AOL to be split from
>> Time Warner.
>> Yahoo had also been in talks with Time Warner but dropped out in
>> November, reportedly because the media giant wanted to retain a
>> majority stake in AOL.
> Did Yahoo want to buy a share of AOL?
I've just read somewhere that Yahoo forcibly refused it or held back early
on. One of the big shareholders called the Google-AOL pact a "big mistake".
Google already have a pact with Sun Microsystem as well. They sure get
Speaking of Yahoo, what about TypePad, (as of yesterday) WordPress or even
acquisitions like del.icio.us, Flickr, and Geocities. A quick Web search
also helped discover the following:
I'm sure they acquired another company recently, but I can't recall its name.
Google are no exception:
It's almost as though every start-up has its success measured by its ability
to get absorbed. ICQ (Mirabilis) were devoured by AOL many years ago. All
instant messengers are bound to giants, let alone information vendors.