What the Combined Yahoo-AOL Might Look Like, As Talks Drag On-Oops-Heat Up! (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

As has been copiously reported here and all over, Yahoo and AOL have been engaged in never-ending talks about a possible deal to merge their flagging Internet businesses. Now, sources tell me, the circle of executives at both companies interfacing with each other has been widened, for purposes of due diligence.

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Yahoo-AOL Deal Unlikely Because of Cost, Analysts Say (Update1) (Bloomberg)

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo! Inc. probably won’t buy Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit because it wouldn’t save enough money from subsequent job cuts and because any deal might jeopardize AOL’s search partnership with Google Inc., analysts said.

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Google believes $1B investment in AOL is crumbling (AP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 8th, 2008

In an assessment that could lead to a substantial charge against its future profits, Google Inc. believes its $1 billion investment in advertising partner AOL is souring.

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Google admits its AOL investment may be impaired (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Google Inc’s 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc’s AOL unit may be worth less than the $1 billion the Web company paid for it in 2006, Google warned in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

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