Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Sep 2005 14:55 UTC, submitted by kellym
In the News Time Warner and Microsoft are in advanced talks over Microsoft buying a stake in Time Warner's America Online unit, the New York Post reported on Thursday. Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the Post said the talks concern Microsoft acquiring an AOL stake and then combining it with Microsoft's Web unit MSN.
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emarkp
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2005-09-10

It might not be allowed. Remember that MS has been ruled a monopoly. Any acquisition would have to be cleared by the FEC.

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Remember that MS has been ruled a monopoly. Any acquisition would have to be cleared by the FEC.

NOPE

2 different markets, if they did but a stake in AOL... or even a controlling stake in Tie Warner itself, it is stiff far removed from its own market. Therefore, it does not matter if it is a monopoly or not. Companies are still allowed growth in other sectors.

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