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As lots of people are reporting this morning (and as TechCrunch speculated a couple of weeks ago) AOL has bought the "lifestream aggregator" known as Socialthing, which came out of Colorado-based venture capital outfit TechStars. It's an interesting move by a company that has so much else wrong with it, but at the size of…

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So Sphere -- the "related-content engine" whose plugin I have been using here for some time -- has been bought by AOL. As my friend Om Malik is, I'm happy for Tony Conrad and the team. At the same time, however, I have to wonder whether becoming part of AOL is such a great idea.…

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What's that old saying about history repeating itself -- the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce? (I think it was Karl Marx). I couldn't help thinking of that when I saw the news (via Twitter, of course, my current news delivery mechanism of choice) that Yahoo and AOL are supposedly in talks…

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The Times is reporting that Yahoo wants to restart merger talks with AOL as a way of avoiding the clutches of Microsoft, a move that -- if true -- is roughly equivalent to screaming "we're totally desperate" from the rooftops of Yahoo headquarters. In this case, of course, it's difficult to know who is the…

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Recently installed Time-Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is apparently kicking ass and taking names over at the struggling media and entertainment giant, talking about cutting costs by 15 per cent and restructuring the conglomerate's cable division -- but for some unfathomable reason, he still can't bring himself to say that TW is planning to dump the…