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AOL has signed a deal with Google to make it the sole provider for paid text-based search and contextual ads on the company's US websites for the next five years. In effect the two internet companies renewed and expanded their vows today to include the all-important mobile search and the (to date) non-revenue generator YouTube …


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  1. Alex Wells

    When negotiations sound more like begging.

    "The deal struck by AOL and Google will see the two firms sharing revenues, but financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed."

    I'd suggest the balance of said terms are not heavily in AOL's favour...

  2. JB


    I reember reading about some company called AOL, not sure, though, in a dusty computer history tome. Whatever happened to them?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    AOL??? I remember them...

    ... they are really still in business?

  4. Daniel B.


    Used to say that they were the #1 ISP in the USA. Charging by the hour, and at very expensive rates at that... *using dialup*. No wonder that when broadband came, everyone left in droves.

    Now they're largely forgotten.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    While we're here, what are Ashton-Tate doing these days?

  6. Giddy Kipper


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