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OT: Does this mean the end of Yahoo and AOL?

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Verizon will sell Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to private equity firm Apollo Global Management, givi...

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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LEGEND ,
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Verizon will sell Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to private equity firm Apollo Global Management, givi...

 

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AOL was the first internet provider I signed up to back in the day on a 68k modem. They sent cd discs out to virtually every household in the UK, if my memory serves me correctly (so many years back) - you could use the information provided on that to sign up by some means, which I cant remember. Every dog has its day as they say.......

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Yup.  At one point I must have had 30-40 unused AOL starter discs which I cut up to make Christmas decorations. Long before Google there was Yahoo, the first decent search engine of the era.

 

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Yup.  At one point I must have had 30-40 unused AOL starter discs which I cut up to make Christmas decorations.

 


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Too true, there certainly was an abundance of AOL discs lying around.

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EBAY:  the world marketplace for hoarders. 

 

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EBAY:  the world marketplace for hoarders. 

 


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It amazes me just what rubbish you can try and sell and there always seems to be a buyer for it. I can't imagine who would want a redundant AOL cd disc............maybe some old AOL employees who want it for nostalgic reasons.

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in fact the very first decent search engine that I found before google was Alta Vista, others was at least directories... in france we called that types... "yellow pages"...

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