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AOL wants to be bought

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:57PM EST

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It’s no secret that AOL has been languishing in obscurity for the past couple of years. The once great ISP, search, and mobile content giant has been replaced by cheaper (read: free), faster, and more impressive offerings. The company has held on to a faint shred of profitability and dignity, maintaining independence while they strip away and outsource their offerings. The pain, it seems, is about to end. AOL has officially announced that they’re on the market and open to offers of partnership and/or acquisition. According to AOL CEO Jeffrey Bewkes, the company is open to “whatever configuration makes it the strongest and the most valuable.” Ok. We suggest ritual suicide, as we are hard pressed to come up with a company that could actually benefit from the purchase of AOL.


Josh Karp Distinguished Fellow

Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.