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AOL reportedly set to sell Winamp, Shoutcast

  • TechCrunch reports AOL (AOL +2.2%) is "finalizing negotiations" to sell age-old MP3/media player Winamp and Internet radio service Shoutcast to a buyer who will keep both products alive. Microsoft was previously reported to be interested in acquiring the products.
  • AOL announced last month that Winamp, once wildly popular with consumers and still maintaining a cult following, would be shutting down.
  • TechCrunch's report comes a few days after the NYT reported AOL is planning to shut down its Patch local news sites after downsizing them earlier this year; AOL called the story inaccurate, and said it continues to hold Patch-related talks with potential partners.
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  • mra605
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    So, as experienced before with lucent, morola, etc. the even after cuttinng off the bleeding organ, does it cause death eventually to the company?
    22 Dec 2013, 11:34 AM Reply Like
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