Hi ThinkMobile readers - all the great mobile apps, devices and reviews are now a part of mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. Thanks for reading!

Yahoo Unlikely to Buy AOL

AOL_Home_Page.jpg

Remember that whole Yahoo-May-Buy-AOL thing? It never looked all that likely to us to begin with, and now it’s even less so. Reuters reports that Yahoo is unlikely to get into a bidding war over AOL with Microsoft because if Microsoft gets in the way, Yahoo could instead renew talks over News Corp‘s Web properties, a person with knowledge of the plans said:

“Yahoo, seeking to shape an independent growth strategy after rebuffing Microsoft’s bid to take it over, has kept in contact with News Corp,” the source said in the report; the same source indicated that discussions with Time Warner about AOL appeared further along. But Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corp, said recently that a deal between his company—which owns the popular MySpace online social network—and Yahoo was “very unlikely.” All of this adds up to a net change of zero, in other words.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Email Marketing

Email MarketingStarting January 12, learn how to create campaigns that engage subscribers, increase awareness, and drive traffic and sales! In this course, you'll learn how to create effective email campaigns to meet your company's goals and objectives, develop copywriting and design techniques, create and manage distribution lists, and more! Register now!