AOL Prepares For Merger
AOL Incorporated is considering spinning off its lucrative dial up business as it prepares for a possible merger with Yahoo.
The problem is that AOL may not have a ready buyer with enough cash to facilitate a sale, while Yahoo remains uninterested in acquiring AOL’s dial up business. But Todd Rethemeier, an analyst at Hudson Square Research, said Yahoo could support AOL’s display ad business. AOL’s plans are said to still be in the exploratory stage.