Tuesday, January 16, 2001

AOL/Time Warner Two articles about AOL/Time Warner. I don't know much about the deal, but given how cosy Bush is with the bad old days of business, I think that these deals will not turn out good for the customer/competition.

MSNBC: Rivals of AOL Time Warner face battle with giant, despite curbs. The requirement that AOL Time Warner eventually open up parts of its instant messaging, cable-TV and interactive television systems to competitors represents a big reversal from a year ago, when some consumer groups feared the deal would be approved without conditions.

Industry Standard: The Rules of Politics. Two days after the Supreme Court embarrassed its apologists, the FTC approved the merger of America Online and Time Warner under terms that took cynics by surprise.

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