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    Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

    Private equity firm Apollo Global Management to be new owners.
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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

    There's me thinking it was just startups that get massively overvalued but it looks like dead companies do too.

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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

    Yeah, a huge surprise they managed to recoup so much and STILL maintain a 10% stake.....

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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

    AOL.... pretty sure that came with the TCP/IP package for my Windows 95 machine. Never seen it since.

    EDIT: Yep, AOL Free trial! And yes, whilst checking this my Windows 95 VM did a BSOD on me in the traditional manner.
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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

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    The new entity will be rebranded as just Yahoo
    It's probably better than the 'Oath' name they had for a short while. And if you had to choose between 'AOL' or 'Yahoo', the latter probably has a bit more of a positive reputation, even if neither brands have really been seen as relevant for many years.

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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

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    It's probably better than the 'Oath' name they had for a short while. And if you had to choose between 'AOL' or 'Yahoo', the latter probably has a bit more of a positive reputation, even if neither brands have really been seen as relevant for many years.
    I must say, I think Yahoo News has been getting a bit more penetration of late. Although the articles I've read have been on political topics and under the Yahoo Sport banner, which is odd...

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    Re: Verizon Media's Yahoo and AOL businesses sold for $5bn

    I recently lost my jubii mail, so i hope they don't begin to charge me for my yahoo mail i had for 25 years or something.

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