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    Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    "According to various sources (Bloomberg, Reuters, CNet), Microsoft is in talks with Time Warner to buy a stake in AOL....Microsoft would profit from merging the AOL portal with MSN, as a strategy to catch up with his rivals in this space Yahoo and Google"



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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    All I can say is . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    A few years back Microsoft invested in Apple. After that, nothing seems terribly surprising...
    Christopher Duncan
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    www.PracticalUSA.com


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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    Like AOL didn't have enough problems.

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    I was a charter subscriber to AOL and watched it go from an innovative service to a super commercial piece of garbage. It can't get any worse.

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    ...It can't get any worse.
    Microsoft always finds a way!

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    I remember AOL as a Mac-only board, and I was also a charter member, but I have to agree with Brian - MSN and AOL together? I love it - they'll be coming to Yahoo in droves - sorta like a LAN drover... so whaddaya call it?

    MS-NAOL? MSOL? AOLMS? (for the love of...) America off-line? Me too...
    Dasher
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    It's all about the music - really. I keep telling myself that...

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    Quote Originally Posted by thesoundsmith
    MS-NAOL? MSOL? AOLMS? (for the love of...) America off-line? Me too...
    AOM
    America on Microsoft
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    All I can say is . . . (images, images, can only fit eight)

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    Re: Microsoft Buying Stake in AOL

    All I can say is . . .















    I win!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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