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  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia AOL Time Warner -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
AOL Time Warner is a media conglomerate[?] formed in 2000 by the merger of America Online, the largest internet service provider in the United States and Time Warner, a media conglomerate in traditional paper publishing, film, and television.
AOL Time Warner also owns several other television channels and magazines, like CNN Headline News[?] and Entertainment Weekly[?], as well as Time Life[?] books and music.
AOL Time Warner is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AOL.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ao/AOL_Time_Warner   (259 words)

 Time Warner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Time Warner was created in 1989 by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
Time Warner announced that it was shutting down its CNNfn financial information channel and disposing of its share in Google (2004).
Time Warner Inc. owns several large properties in New York City; certain buildings in the Rockefeller Center complex and adjacent office towers house its main offices; one of which houses a CNN news studio.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/AOL_Time_Warner   (1059 words)

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The complainant and AOL Time Warner shall each, with its first filing, furnish a detailed report, technical or otherwise, describing the conduct or events that are the subject of the filing.
AOL Time Warner may file a petition demonstrating that it has implemented a standard for server-to-server interoperability of NPD-based services that has been promulgated by the IETF or a widely recognized standard-setting body that is recognized as complying with National Institute of Standard Testing or Industry Standard Organization requirements for a standard setting body.
AOL Time Warner, by its General Counsel, shall certify to the Commission upon the merger's closing and annually thereafter that it is in compliance with the foregoing two conditions.
www.fcc.gov /Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/2001/fcc01011.txt   (1904 words)

 FTC approves AOL, Time Warner merger - Dec. 14, 2000
With a vote of 5-0, FTC commissioners approved the much-contested deal, which marries AOL (AOL: Research, Estimates), the world's biggest Internet-service provider, with Time Warner  (TWX: Research, Estimates) a media conglomerate with major stakes in the publishing, film, broadcast and cable television markets.
In a statement, Time Warner and AOL said they hope to complete the merger by the end of this year or early in 2001.
As a result, Time Warner in November dropped a proposed venture with London's EMI Group PLC (EMI), one of the five leading music companies in the world, quelling the concerns of European Union regulators over the music-related implications of the AOL deal.
money.cnn.com /2000/12/14/deals/aoltimewarner   (1556 words)

 Online NewsHour: AOL Announces Merger with Time Warner -- January 10, 2000
Time Warner, with its Road Runner service, potentially has the ability to deliver that, and AOL wants to be the content on what's going into those homes.
Time Warner is the number one media and entertainment company in the world, creating 30 billion dollars of revenue every year.
So, yes, Time Warner's technology, which actually only reaches 30 percent of Americans, there's a lot more deals that have to be done for them the truly get into that broadband play, but we can't look past this rich content asset that Time Warner possesses.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/business/jan-june00/aol_01-10.html   (2074 words)

 AOL Time Warner eyes Pixar - Oct. 6, 2003
News of the AOL Time Warner offer comes as Pixar and Walt Disney Co. (DIS: Research, Estimates) negotiate to extend their partnership beyond its current 2005 expiration.
Although an AOL Time Warner spokesman told the paper the company no longer is in negotiations, Pixar Chairman Steve Jobs has been shopping the deal to other media conglomerates, such as News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Disney, the paper reported.
AOL Time Warner (AOL: Research, Estimates) is the parent company of CNN/Money.
money.cnn.com /2003/10/06/news/companies/aoltw_pixar   (249 words)

 AOL/Time Warner
In addition, AOL Time Warner cannot begin to advertise or promote AOL's broadband ISP service to subscribers in that cable division until either Earthlink's service is available to subscribers in that cable division, or Earthlink advertises or promotes its service in that cable division, whichever occurs earlier.
Time Warner would be prohibited from interfering in any way with content passed along the bandwidth contracted for and being used by non-affiliated ISPs in compliance with their service agreements.
Time Warner may not interfere with the ability of a subscriber to use, in conjunction with ITV services provided by a person not affiliated with AOL Time Warner, interactive signals, triggers, or other content that AOL Time Warner has agreed to carry.
www.ftc.gov /opa/2000/12/aol.htm   (988 words)

 AOL Time Warner boots boss
Two senior executives from the Time Warner side of the company were elevated to senior positions to replace him.
AOL Time Warner's stock had fallen Thursday after the Washington Post published a lengthy article detailing what the paper called unconventional deals to boost revenues before and after the merger that created the world's largest media company.
The article stated that AOL used a number of unusual techniques to boost its revenues in the period between July 2000 and March 2002.
www.freep.com /money/tech/aol19_20020719.htm   (638 words)

 AOL-Time Warner: What it will know about you | Tech News on ZDNet
Time Warner's central database is updated quarterly, so some data would likely be too old to be of much use to Internet marketers, who prefer more frequent updates.
AOL targets advertising using information from third-party data companies that tell which of its members own cars or homes, have kids or live in a certain part of the country.
AOL and the Navy settled a lawsuit brought by the officer in the summer of 1998.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9595_22-517854.html?legacy=zdnn   (1084 words)

 So Far, the AOL Time Warner Merger Gets Mixed Reviews - Knowledge@Wharton
AOL, which bought Netscape in 1999 for $10 billion, said it filed suit "to help restore competition to the computer desktop." Microsoft, in response, accused its competitor of "squandering its asset" and now seeking to gain in the courts what it lost in the marketplace.
At the time of the merger, he says, there was a lot of discussion about putting together the assets of AOL and Time Warner in order to bring new products to customers.
As AOL Time Warner begins 2002, not only does it have to answer many critics over core business issues, but now it has declared legal war against Bill Gates and Co. in an epic struggle that industry observers say could go on for 10 years or more with billions of dollars at stake.
knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu /articles.cfm?catid=7&articleid=506&homepage=yes   (2060 words)

 Combine and Conquer - WINNER PROFILE: AOL TIME WARNER - Magazine - Darwin Online for Informed Executives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Instant Messenger is the only AOL Time Warner product Colacchio and her family use—and it's a free, advertising-supported service at that.
Neither Pittman's vision nor Case's ambitious goal would be thinkable had AOL not had the chutzpah and wisdom to use its sky-high market valuation to acquire the enormous Time Warner with its well-established infrastructure and distribution system.
Although AOL Time Warner presents itself to advertisers and investors as the world's most powerful media company, competitors such as Bertelsmann, Disney, Fox, Universal and Vivendi maintain a toehold on consumers' attention and wallets.
www.darwinmag.com /read/100101/combine.html   (1213 words)

 Wired News: Why AOL Wants Time Warner
Time Warner chief Gerald Levin, who will serve as AOL Time Warner CEO, said he didn't expect regulatory clearance to be a major stumbling block since the two companies are involved in different industries.
Time Warner owns the United States' second-largest cable television system, but AOL officials said the merger won't alter the company's position on regulations.
That was a particularly nice payoff for Time Warner's vice chairman, Ted Turner, 61, who compared the excitement of signing the agreement to his first sexual encounter 42 years ago.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,33535,00.html   (1042 words)

 Unconventional Transactions Boosted Sales (washingtonpost.com)
AOL Time Warner directors are scheduled to approve the name change at a meeting on Thursday in New York, according to people close to the board.
Without the unconventional deals, AOL would have fallen short of analysts' estimates of the company's growth in ad revenue (which is reported in a category that also includes revenue from commerce) in three quarters in 2000 and 2001.
Former and current AOL employees said company executives were partly motivated to meet revenue targets by the pending $112 billion all-stock acquisition of Time Warner.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A21983-2002Jul17.html   (1333 words)

 BW Online | May 15, 2002 | Old Trumps New at AOL
With AOL Time Warner (AOL) shares trading at around $17.80, down 66% since the merger, and new CEO Richard Parsons -- a veteran groomed at Time Warner -- set to take over on May 16, AOL Time Warner is acting very much like an old media company.
AOL declined to comment directly for this story, but a spokeswoman made reference to remarks by Parsons at a Bank of America luncheon in New York on May 2: "Not that long ago, it seemed like people couldn't say enough good things about our prospects," he said.
Instead of a smooth transition, many of the Time Warner properties are still using their legacy e-mail systems and have scrapped the plans to migrate, deciding that such a move would be too cumbersome.
www.businessweek.com /technology/content/may2002/tc20020515_5379.htm   (1704 words)

 Wired News: Exactly What Is AOL Up To?
AOL Time Warner had for almost a year stood by its aggressive predictions that the company would grow and prosper in 2002, before finally conceding in a conference call two weeks ago that 2002 might not be a banner year after all.
AOL Time Warner's recent announcement of legal actions against Microsoft and higher access fees for some of its customers were met with derision by some analysts and Microsoft, who said AOL Time Warner needs to focus more on technology and marketing, not court cases and cost increases.
AOL uses the Linux platform as an operating system for many of the Anywhere devices, Weinstein said, but denied the recent rumors, sparked by an article published Friday by the Washington Post, that the company is negotiating to purchase Red Hat.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,49965,00.html   (1546 words)

 Wired News: AOL, Time Warner to Merge
AOL chairman and CEO Steve Case will be chairman of the new firm, which will be called AOL Time Warner and have a market value of some US$350 billion.
Time Warner, which closed Friday at 64 3/4, had not managed to best its 52-week high of 78 5/8 from last spring, and AOL's closing price of 73 3/4 is about 10 points lower than its May 1999 value.
Time Warner shareholders will receive 1.5 shares of AOL Time Warner for each share of Time Warner stock they own while AOL shareholders will receive one share of AOL Time Warner stock for each share of AOL they own.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,33531,00.html   (846 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | AOL and Time Warner unite
AOL and Time Warner have sealed their merger, creating a company worth $207bn, after gaining final regulatory approval.
As Time Warner develops its broadband cable network, the new company will have to allow competing internet operators to put their own services on the high-speed system.
The FCC conditions mean that AOL-Time Warner will have to allow consumers to choose their own internet service providers (ISPs) from among those carried on Time Warner's cable lines without pressurising them to subscribe to AOL's own internet service.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/business/newsid_1112000/1112358.stm   (677 words)

 Salon Technology | AOL and Time Warner's marriage of insecurity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And AOL's 55 percent share of the new company means that stockholders will type "AOL" into their browsers to see how the combined entity is faring in the market.
On the surface, what happened Monday is simple: AOL, the leading provider of dialup Internet service, needed a strategy for moving its customers forward into the much-ballyhooed world of high-speed "broadband" access, controlled by telephone companies and cable TV operators (such as Time Warner).
Time Warner, the ungainly media conglomerate, needed a credible way to salvage its Internet strategy after a decade of failure in the digital realm -- from the colossal flop of its "Full Service Network" interactive television experiment to the spectacular flameout of its misconceived Pathfinder Web portal.
www.salon.com /tech/col/rose/2000/01/10/aol_time/index.html   (534 words)

 Online NewsHour: AOL/Time Warner Merger
AOL Time Warner announced Wednesday it was reporting a $45.5 billion quarterly loss to account for the declining value of its flagship America Online property -- bringing the company to post an annual loss of nearly $100 billion, the largest annual loss ever in corporate history.
Update: AOL Time Warner confirms that the Justice Department is investigating the accounting practices of its online division.
Margaret Warner looks at the crisis facing corporate giant AOL Time Warner with Bill Whyman, technology analyst and president of the Precursor Group, an investment research firm; and Jeffrey Rayport, CEO of Marketspace and former professor at Harvard Business School.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/business/aol_time_index.html   (649 words)

 BW Online | February 1, 2002 | AOL Time Warner's Unfinished Revolution
One is whether pushing AOL Time Warner's own subscriptions will continue to work, or whether the effect will fade as subscribers tire of getting bombarded by AOL disks plus come-ons for a dozen other Time Warner titles along with their weekly Time magazine.
While those elements of AOL Time Warner's strategy have shown promise, its most ambitious plans are still so far from being realized that it's hard to predict when they might bear fruit.
In headier times, as they announced the melding of their companies, Case and Levin emphasized their desire for AOL Time Warner to eventually boast the largest market capitalization of any public company.
www.businessweek.com /technology/content/feb2002/tc2002021_8004.htm   (2017 words)

 Digital Beat Extra: Broadband 1/18/2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
AOL's purchase is seen in two lights: 1) the leading "new media" company is buying the vast information and entertainment content of the leading "old media" company and 2) the savvy Internet-driven company is buying the No.2 cable company for its technology -- cable lines that can deliver high-speed Internet service to the home.
Time Warner has a major stake in Road Runner and an exclusivity contract that ends at the end of 2001.
Although AOL Time Warner hopes to push the open access issue into the market place, the size and scope of the proposed merger and the success of both AOL and public interest advocates in raising the issue may force regulators to address it.
www.benton.org /News/Extra/bb011800.html   (1779 words)

 Forbes.com: Top Of The News: AOL Time Warner's Tragic Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Time Warner is about to be visited by the latter as the Federal Communications Commission cleared the final obstacle to its being acquired by America Online.
Time Warner must feel like a girl who agreed to marry a guy for his money, found out he wasn't nearly as rich as she thought, and then noticed he's ugly, too.
When Time Warner agreed to this deal, AOL looked so sexy--an Internet company whose share price had doubled in the previous year and had gone up by 20 times in the previous five.
www.forbes.com /2001/01/12/0112topaol.html   (914 words)

 AOL and Time Warner to merge - Jan. 10, 2000
AOL shareholders will receive one share of the new company for every AOL share they hold.
    Time Warner (TWX) shares soared on the news, climbing as high as 102 Monday before settling in up 23-3/8 at 93-1/8 by mid-afternoon.
    Time Warner boss Gerald Levin is slated to become chief executive of the new company, while Case, who said he first approached Levin about such a merger in October, will serve as its chairman.
money.cnn.com /2000/01/10/deals/aol_warner   (1545 words)

Time Warner answered that question late last summer when it went back to using various email applications instead of AOL.
But the various divisions of Time Warner hate AOL and will do everything that they can, passive-aggressively, to make sure that AOL's broadband strategy encounters nothing but pain on the content-provider side.
And, weirdly, the fact that AOL is married to one of the nation's largest cable-system operators (Time Warner Cable) on the distribution side actually hurts AOL's broadband strategy: It prevents the company from becoming an active player in the world of WiFi.
www.fastcompany.com /online/66/jellis.html   (895 words)

 Time Warner: Warner Bros and Warner Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Warner Brothers Studio was founded in Hollywood in 1923 by Harry Warner (1881-1958) and brothers Albert (1882-1967), Sam (1887-1927) and Jack (1892-1978).
In 1948 Warners was the first major US studio to show a color newsreel and sold much of its film library to MGM.
Warners had increased its stake in ABPC to 37.5% in 1945 but in 1949 was ordered to divest cinema chain.
www.ketupa.net /time2.htm   (1296 words)

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