Open to A Deal

It's all happening! Just, a bit late. From my predictions: 1. (a) If Microsoft does not buy AOL, Yahoo will, and failing that, AOL will go public, but the IPO will receive a lukewarm review….

It’s all happening! Just, a bit late. From my predictions:

1. (a) If Microsoft does not buy AOL, Yahoo will, and failing that, AOL will go public, but the IPO will receive a lukewarm review.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Open to A Deal”

  1. I would definitely agree that AOL was headed for a buyout. While I still find their news worth reading, there aren’t enough international users for AOL to keep it alive.

    Globalization is on the rise, in a breakneck speed at that, and sites with local targets would be bulldozed by those that have a global reach.

    Kudos to your keen eye for trends, Mr. Battelle. 🙂

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