September 15, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

Microsoft said to be in talks on linking with AOL

Microsoft and Time Warner have explored a variety of possible combinations of the MSN Internet portal with America Online.
The New York Times

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Ah , yes....
MSN and AOL, the two biggest garbage dump web sites combined
into one odoriferous land fill. Seems appropriate.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Strange
That AOL & MSN fester on, after Prodigy & Compuserve went away - only the "good" die young, I guess. But I use "good" as a relative term.
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Garbage dump?
What criteria are you using to classify AOL and MSN as garbage dumps?
Posted by basil_x_fawlty (10 comments )
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Ah , yes....
MSN and AOL, the two biggest garbage dump web sites combined
into one odoriferous land fill. Seems appropriate.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Strange
That AOL & MSN fester on, after Prodigy & Compuserve went away - only the "good" die young, I guess. But I use "good" as a relative term.
Posted by (409 comments )
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Garbage dump?
What criteria are you using to classify AOL and MSN as garbage dumps?
Posted by basil_x_fawlty (10 comments )
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Ah , yes....
MSN and AOL, the two biggest garbage dump web sites combined
into one odoriferous land fill. Seems appropriate.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Strange
That AOL & MSN fester on, after Prodigy & Compuserve went away - only the "good" die young, I guess. But I use "good" as a relative term.
Posted by (409 comments )
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Garbage dump?
What criteria are you using to classify AOL and MSN as garbage dumps?
Posted by basil_x_fawlty (10 comments )
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Big is Mighty...
Google is number 1 today. In fact, "Google" is synonymous to "searching the web". I've heard it many times: "Google it."; "Search Google."; "Find it in Google."; "What the?!... It's not in Google?!!! Maybe it's not true (or it does not exist)!"; etc.

I think AOL + MSN is a pure "big and mighty" strategy rather than anything that can really beat Google. But it does beat Yahoo!

What really catches my attention is not the search user base. There is an obvious interest in merging AOL and MSN customer base (IM and e-mail users). Hmmm... buy MSFT...

It's going to be mighty big alright... though, I wonder for how long... remember AOL and Netscape? ... Hmmm... sell TWX...

2 cents...
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Big is Mighty...
Google is number 1 today. In fact, "Google" is synonymous to "searching the web". I've heard it many times: "Google it."; "Search Google."; "Find it in Google."; "What the?!... It's not in Google?!!! Maybe it's not true (or it does not exist)!"; etc.

I think AOL + MSN is a pure "big and mighty" strategy rather than anything that can really beat Google. But it does beat Yahoo!

What really catches my attention is not the search user base. There is an obvious interest in merging AOL and MSN customer base (IM and e-mail users). Hmmm... buy MSFT...

It's going to be mighty big alright... though, I wonder for how long... remember AOL and Netscape? ... Hmmm... sell TWX...

2 cents...
Posted by Mendz (519 comments )
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Big is Mighty...
Google is number 1 today. In fact, "Google" is synonymous to "searching the web". I've heard it many times: "Google it."; "Search Google."; "Find it in Google."; "What the?!... It's not in Google?!!! Maybe it's not true (or it does not exist)!"; etc.

I think AOL + MSN is a pure "big and mighty" strategy rather than anything that can really beat Google. But it does beat Yahoo!

What really catches my attention is not the search user base. There is an obvious interest in merging AOL and MSN customer base (IM and e-mail users). Hmmm... buy MSFT...

It's going to be mighty big alright... though, I wonder for how long... remember AOL and Netscape? ... Hmmm... sell TWX...

2 cents...
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