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"Thanks, But No Thanks" – AOL Rebuffs Microsoft, Sticks With Google
At Least 10% of Google Inc. Sales Comes From AOL

This is how Google cautioned investors, in an earnings report last month, about the importance of AOL to its financial performance: "If our relationship with America Online were terminated, not renewed or renegotiated on terms less favorable to us, our business could be adversely affected." So it came as a huge relief to the Mountain View, CA-based search Leviathan to learn on Friday that the chief executive of AOL parent company, Time Warner, Dick Parsons, had made a phone call to Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to say that Microsoft's attempt to woo AOL over to its fledgling search technology was over. AOL is sticking with Google.

About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Ahh, how I would have loved to listen in on that phone call. We all know Ballmer's temper. :)




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