AOL Time Warner Ditches The AOL Part

from the and-the-takeover-is-complete dept

No surprise here. Last month, AOL management (almost none of whom were actually there when it was AOL) went to the board and begged them to drop the AOL name. Now, according to reports, it’s official that AOL Time Warner is back to just being Time Warner and will deny any and all association with AOL (that last part is a joke, but don’t think they haven’t thought of it…). The article goes into some depth about the debate over the name change. The Time Warner folks have been asking for it since the merger first happened anyway. However, Richard Parsons didn’t want to make it seem like it was “punitive” in any way, and apparently got AOL’s management to make the request themselves so that everyone saved face.

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