__/ [Paul] on Wednesday 21 December 2005 03:15 \__
> Google confirms $1bn stake in AOL
> Online search engine Google has confirmed it will invest $1bn to take
> a 5% stake in Time Warner's AOL unit as part of a major strategic
> The deal, which follows intense negotiations between the two US
> internet giants, values the troubled AOL unit at $20bn.
Have you seen /this/ yet?
"Users of Google?s search engine will soon see something they are not used
to on the notoriously spare site: advertising with logos and graphics. And
the advertisers will not be limited to America Online, whose talks with
Google prompted the change in policy, according to two executives close to
the companies? negotiations."