There has been a lot of speculation about what Time Warner should do to increase its lagging stock price, and the media giant appears to be nearing a decision on the future of one of the Washington area's most significant enterprises: AOL. Although I played a key role in bringing AOL and Time...
Suddenly, big Internet companies are interested in deals with America Online Inc. Why? It's partly because of you, the consumer. If one company could meet all your Internet needs, it would make tons of money through advertising and services. The quickest way to do that is to form partnerships. Can anyone say, YahooglesoftcastOnline?
In a two-part series that ran in the summer of 2002, Washington Post reporter Alec Klein explored unconventional business deals at AOL and the corporate culture that rewarded aggressive practices in AOL's business affairs unit.
News flash: AOL, desperate for a new strategy as its base of dial-up Internet service customers erodes and determined to built a "platform" that marries "community" with "content," overpays to purchase a well-known media company.