First, TimeWarner said that they might be selling off at least “parts” of AOL. Just three days later, IAC recently underwent a serious schism, fragmenting their seemingly-piecemeal companies into five separate businesses. But hang on, kids, the changes aren’t over yet—AdAge reports that Barry Diller, still chief of IAC (which now comprises Ask.com, Match.com, Evite, Citysearch, and Excite), wants to buy AOL.
We’ve talked over the years about our interest in AOL and never been able to get Time Warner to engage with us. I’ve always said AOL is great opportunity for somebody. When and if Warner doesn’t want it, I’ll certainly be at the door.