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Steve Case Says Break Time Warner Up December 12, 2005

Posted by David Card in Media.

He argues in the Washington Post that AOL would be better off on its own, and that he’s thought, since 2004, that Time Warner should be broken in four (AOL, cable, Time Inc., and Entertainment). He says that AOL on its own could strive for leadership in:

– social networking
– vertical portals

I still think a general-purpose portal is powerful (Case agrees, but thinks that might have peaked), and that every media conglomerate should have one. Case thinks the integration opportunities never happened, and now the parts would be stronger than the whole. He knows better than I do whether anybody at Time Warner can work together to actually achieve synergies…

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