AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

Jos

TS Evangelist
AOL announced it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to sell over 800 of its patents and a number of relevant patent applications for $1.056 billion in cash. According to…

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9Nails

TechSpot Paladin
Is that a good deal? I mean for Microsoft. I know the AOL guys are doing their best Scrooge McDuck impersonation right now.
 
G

Guest

Hopefully it will be blocked by the DOJ for antitrust concerns, but probably not, Microsoft owns them.
 

likedamaster

TS Enthusiast
Wow. 800 patents is nothing to sneeze at. Good for Microsoft, and good deal all around really, God knows AOL was bleeding money severely.