Microsoft seen as lead suitor for AOL
Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has emerged as the lead suitor for a stake in Time Warner Inc.'s Internet unit America Online, The New York Times reported Monday.
If Microsoft were to complete a deal, it would fold its MSN Internet service into a venture with AOL, the newspaper said. However, a source familiar with the talks said Time Warner is negotiating with multiple partners and no deal is imminent. Microsoft seen as lead suitor for AOL - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com
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