Via Scoop.it – internetbillboards
Aol and Yahoo have had their most embarrassing moments this week under the media spotlight. So it’s only natural that the two companies are rumored to be talking about a merger.
Both companies are in need of help; we could crack jokes about about how “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Armstrong had egg on his face this week after a feud over Michael Arrington’s potential conflicts of interest related to covering companies for TechCrunch while investing in them the Aol-backed CrunchFund venture fund at the same time.
Arrington wound up getting fired after Arianna Huffington, who runs Aol’s news-publishing division, apparently overruled Armstrong’s decision to allow Arrington to invest and write at the same time.
Commentary: This is a classic example of two companies that have seriously missed opportunities to expand their brand in an effective way. I am not sure a merger would be enough to reinvigorate their companies. I am curious to expand on this topic. Does anyone agree or disagree with my statement. Can anyone add any context to why an AOL Yahoo merger would be good or bad, or comment on my statement.
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