Verizon dumps AOL and Yahoo in fire sale

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I’m glad there’s a future for the internet that includes AOL. I’m nearly out of coasters.

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I want Yahoo! to succeed and become relevant again, but I don’t think they deserve it.

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AOL certainly has earned a slow and painful death by PE firm.

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Don’t forget it was also Verizon that removed adult content from Tumblr too, causing it to lose 2/3 of its members overnight.

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Last I heard, about 2 million people were still paying AOL for their free email accounts. That has to be worth something, or have those people all died off by now?

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These two companies have to be some of the biggest repeatedly bad deals in business. Is there a bigger or better example of “buy this company to lose money” out there?

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It may be a money laundering scheme.

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AOL still exists?

What I want to know is:

Do I need to wipe my yahoo email to keep that data out of the hands of the mafia folks who just bought yahoo?

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Maybe the new owners can be convinced to cancel the shutdown of Yahoo Answers?

Is there any part of Yahoo that hasn’t leaked online at this stage?

Dear God I hope not.