January 10, 2000: The (AOL) Time Warner Acquisition

AOL - Time Warner

AOL – Time Warner

This is an interesting parallelism:1990 – Time Inc. acquires Warner Communications for $14.1 Billion.

2000 – AOL purchases Time Warner for $165 Billion in stock. The merger would finally complete on Jan 11 2001 when the Federal Trade Commission approves the merger.

AOL and Time Warner continue a relationship until 2009 when the two companies finally split.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 10


  • Apple releases the Macintosh Plus
  • Microsoft settles with Caldera
  • A court rules against Rambus due to their “Spoliation” of documents

Jeffrey Powers @geekazine

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