This story hit a nerve. I've been talking about how AOL could become a powerhouse with the right thinking and the parent company (Time Warner) wants to spinning it off. Instead of building AOL up before you spin it off, the idea is to just spin it off now.
AOL is on pace to set another record for most customers lost in single year. How do they plan on staying business, by making it up with volume?
Hey Richard Parsons, you're sitting on an enormous untapped resource. Don't you see it?
Twenty million cell phones with your product already on them and you want to spin it off? Before you've had a chance to work with that and see what your options are?
Google and Yahoo are beating themselves up trying to get on the phone and YOU'RE ALREADY THERE!
Knock Knock, it's opportunity at the door.
AOL is one foot from the finish line and they want to quit. AOL is at 211 degrees and just needs one more. Creative guys will understand that line.
The chance to tap into the next advertising boom (the mobile phone) and you want to quit now? Ask Google is they would like to have twenty million screens at their disposal.
From The Register Time Warner mulls AOL float .
I have a couple of ideas HERE .
With a couple tweaks and some creativity, you are right back in the race.
Before you give in to Google and Yahoo, why don't you see what you can do with
this huge opportunity. Ask someone on the outside to explain it to you if you don't see it.