Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL buys Huff-Po

Readers know I lapse into the sarcastic quite a bit. Here is an excerpt from this morning's edition of Quick Takes Pro (Extra snark alert - Why have you not taken a free trial yet? It's free, hence the name, free trial).

Apparently there was a football game yesterday? ☺ Is there a new indicator based on the performance of the National Anthem singer? So disappointing.

We start the week with some merger news from a long-dead brand - AOL. It looks as if this is one more media company (think newspapers) that is trying to be relevant again and they are now buying the Huffington Post. Let's see if this is not new, new Coke (double use of "new" intended). After all, they bought Time Warner back in the day only to spin itself back out just a few years ago as a brand holding back the T-W jewel. Will the ubiquitous "you've got mail" now play with the thick accent of the former Ms. Arianna Stassinopoulos?

OK, back to work.

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