The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Since the merger between cable behemoths Time Warner Cable and Comcast fell apart, perhaps we should remember the leviathan tragedy of the marriage between America Online and Time Warner. Back in 2000, a time when mergers were considered sound ideas, the failed merger of the two media giants was a sobering event. In Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warnerby Alec Klein, we get a front-row seat to watch the whole thing go sour. The decision to combine the old media of Time Warner with the new media assets of America Online led to a clash of egos and cultures that disassembled the company within three years.

You can purchase the book here.

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

By Alistair Smout and Costas Pitas

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was of huge concern, and considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet found as it could make vaccines less effective.

Keep reading... Show less

The Pentagon

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

As a Navy spouse of 10 years and counting, my life offers an up-close view of our country's priorities when it comes to infrastructure and government spending.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}