Guess what! Today I’m going tell you the news about two companies that I’ve never mentioned before in my site, Verizon and Aol…Ok let’s be fare, I mentioned Aol before when they shutdown TUAW.
A company no one likes buys a company no one knew was still in business.
<p> — Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) <a href="https://twitter.com/thurrott/status/598118399982571521">May 12, 2015</a> </p>
That’s IMO a lot of money to spend on an email service that no one use these days, some people even didn’t know that Aol still exist. Maybe everyone except Brett Terpstra. It’s worth noting again that Aol owns some big Technology News website such as:
- TechCrunch which we all know that it’s the leading site when it comes to news about startups.
- Engadget A site that Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel and Paul Miller used to work in. Yeah, those guys from The Verge.
- The Huffington Post not a tech website, but a website that is worth mentioning
One of my favorite tweets has to be this one by Paul Thurrott
<center> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p> Verizon says the AOL acquisition will something something something [farting sound]. These guys are out of their minds. — Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) <a href="https://twitter.com/thurrott/status/598121661771165696">May 12, 2015</a> </p> </blockquote> <p> </center><br /> Just the other day I was thinking how Aol doesn’t have any kind of service that I use, like how I use Google’s Gmail for emails, YouTube and Google Drive, and how I have a Yahoo account to use Flickr, but with Aol, I really have no uses for it. Oh well, I guess Verizon have a lot of money and they don’t care about spending it on something old.<br /> If you want to read more about this news, then <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/12/verizon-aol-4-4b/">head over to TechCrunch</a> and read their article, and the Memo From <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Armstrong_%28executive%29">AOL CEO Tim Armstrong</a>. </p>