AOL to Buy

from the more-acquisitions dept

According to sources at the Industry Standard, AOL is about to buy Not really a big surprise there, as Spinner was pretty much sitting around waiting to get bought. Update: Okay, this is rumor no longer. It is confirmed. Added to the deal, however, making it an even bigger surprise is Nullsoft, the fun folks who make WinAmp and shoutcast. Shoutcast as an AOL property is big news. Probably scary news, too.

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Mike (profile) says:

Re: Not so scary

Maybe you have a more benevolent view of AOL than I do. What struck me as interesting about Nullsoft was I always believed they were doing what they did for the good of the consumer. I’m not so sure about AOL. I understand how it brings a bigger player into the mp3 camp (maybe), but I’m not sure they needed the bigger player. Either way, should be interesting to see what comes next. Most interesting comment on this that I saw was that AOL now owns 3 of the four top downloaded programs on (ICQ, Netscape, WinAmp). All that’s left: WinZip.

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