Well, that certainly sounds ominous. At Goldman Sach’s recent media conference—which we resume must have had an interesting atmosphere given the meltdown on Wall Street—Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes indicated that while planning to dump AOL wasn’t something he was prepared to just come right out and say, they’re certainly thinking about it, Silicon Alley Insider reports.
“It’s pretty clear from the ruminations [in the aftermath of] Microsoft and Yahoo and Google, that everybody is looking hard at what scale… everyone’s involved in discussions to see if there’s an advantage to combinations. If such a thing could benefit the performance of AOL, we would consider it.”
He stuck with the word “combinations” through the rest of the talk, instead of saying “sale,” as the article pointed out. Must be the new “right-sizing.”