AOL Being Considered Bought Out By MicroSoft

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. Anderson, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001

    Almost makes me laugh - my hatred for anything AOL has to offer, coupled with all the problems Microsoft has with software leads me to believe that if this goes through both companies might implode :D

    I can dream, can't I?

    I don't hate MS, they just are easy to pick on. But AOL has so many more issues that I truly despise.... It really makes me wonder sometimes how they managed to get as far as they did. That and I wish I had bought some of their stock in the early 90s :D

  2. synergy macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2002

    In my opinion it would never happen if even remotely true.

    DOJ would block the deal.
    European Union would block the deal.

    The EU blocked the Honeywell GE merger a few years back basically killing the deal.

    MS would have too much in the internet side for any government to let it happen.
  3. raynegus macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2003
    They deserve each other. Pond scum buying pond scum.
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Investors monitoring climate for Google IPO

    By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff, 3/21/2004

    Charlene Li knew expectations were overheating when her child's San Francisco preschool teacher recently asked her about the investment prospects of search engine company Google Inc.

    "I hear it everywhere," said Li, a principal analyst for Forrester Research. "So many people are excited about Google because they use the product and they're looking for good news in the tech space."

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  5. Applexilef macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2004
    I better start saving up those AOL cd's, they're going to turn into relics after the new "AOL MICROSOFT 7.0 start-up disk" start coming out. hehehe

    I actually have a whole wall of microwaved aol cd's...
  6. Krizoitz macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    that title is awful, honestly its a linguistic nightmare
    thats all
  7. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I parse it as: An "AOL Being", something which lives on AOL?, which had been considered, paid for an exit which was made by Microsoft. Nah, it still doesn't work right.

    When Microsoft first started, they did capitalize that S in the middle; but they don't seem to be doing so lately.
  8. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    hahahaha we are bashing ao-hell and there are adds for the all new aol 9.0 supercharged thinggy.
  9. kaylee macrumors regular


    Mar 21, 2004
    If this were to happen, would it have an impact on the whole ichat being compatible with AIM, and the whole tie in with iTunes Music Store (AOL usernames being compatible, and linking to iTMS)?

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