Yahoo Board OKs New Round of AOL Talks

Time Warner anxious to decide on service's future
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 1:13 PM CDT
Carl Icahn might has used his new influence on Yahoo's board of directors to push for new negotiations with Time Warner over AOL.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Yahoo board of directors now stocked with allies of activist investor Carl Icahn cleared the way yesterday for reigniting talks on combining with AOL, the Financial Times reports. Time Warner’s chief is eager to decide AOL’s future “fairly soon,” but is hoping Microsoft will join any deal. Icahn says Yahoo also has “to do something with Microsoft, or Google is going to kill them.”