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AOL & MSN gearing up to merge?

This alledged conversation seem so "2000" to me. The AOL Time Warner merger (announced in 2000 and effected in 2001) seems a distant memory.  My outdated notions of the upstart AOL and the always-a-bridesmaid MSN must be at fault here.  It also brings back memories of the major computer vendors acquiring one another in an attempt to compete with IBM, and finding that growth by acquisition is tough, if not tortured. 

Link: AOL CEO quiet on Microsoft rumors | InfoWorld | News | 2005-10-07 | By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service.

America Online (Profile, Products, Articles) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Miller remained mum, in an appearance at the Web 2.0 Conference, when asked to comment on recent rumors that Microsoft (Profile, Products, Articles) may be talking to AOL about buying it or at least about striking up a partnership with it to boost its MSN Internet division. ...

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