AOL and TimeWarner call it a day

By Incorrect Author 4 December 2009

Finally AOL is to separate from TimeWarner after nine years of what was a fraught relationship from the outset. When AOL and TimeWarner first hooked up, many thought the deal would strip AOL of its Internet focus, and they were right. Now shareholders want better to understand the value locked up in AOL, so former Google employee and current AOL chief executive, Tim Armstrong, is trying to take the company beyond the perception that it’s a technology has-been selling email services and general Web access. Instead, he wants it to be seen as a leader in digital media, with blue-chip companies wanting to buy lots of advertisements to reach its 100 million unique monthly viewers. Read more: Business Week, The Washington Post


Support DAILY MAVERICK & get FREE UBER vouchers every month

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.

Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé is proof of our dedication to this unshakeable mission. Investing in our news media is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.

You can support Independent and Investigative journalism by joining Maverick Insider. If you contribute R150 or more per month you will receive R100 back in UBER vouchers. EVERY MONTH until October 2019.

So, if you'd like to help and do something meaningful for yourself and your country, then sign up to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Truth.


Agrizzi’s Bosasa corruption testimony – an opportunity for real change in South Africa’s politics

By Stephen Grootes

"Let no-one enter here who is ignorant of mathematics" ~ Plato