Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Verizon’s Dumb Pipes Are No Smarter With AOL - NYTimes.com

Lead paragraphs from a Verizon/AOL acquisition reality check

"Verizon’s dumb pipes become no smarter by running AOL through them.

Seeking refuge from a vicious wireless war, the telecommunications carrier is buying AOL, the custodian of The Huffington Post and old Internet dial-up customers, for $4.4 billion. AOL’s video ad tech business may be the ostensible prize, but it faces many threats. This is just another silly deal involving a company best known for its involvement in a catastrophic one."
Verizon’s Dumb Pipes Are No Smarter With AOL - NYTimes.com
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