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Time Warner Offloading AOL

I’d forgotten that AOL still exists:

Tech industry analysts had, for years, speculated that Time Warner would spin off AOL; the two companies merged in 2001 with the idea that AOL’s strengths as a new media company could benefit an old media company like Time Warner, and vice versa. But few synergies ever arose from the marriage. Even AOL founder Steve Case, who is no longer with the company, has said that he believes the two companies should be separated.

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