America Online found a cable strategy and Time Warner found an Internet strategy as the pair merged Monday in a stock swap valued at $350bn (£217bn). The deal, expected to close by the end of 2000, will create a company with $40bn revenue in its first year of operation and encompass properties ranging from ICQ to the WB television network.
ZDNet provides an insight into the biggest merger in history.
Winners and losers after AOL Time Warner deal - Tue, 11th Jan
America Online's acquisition of Time Warner made a big splash Monday. Now brace yourselves for the ripple effect. Here are the winners and losers Will merger shut lid on open access? - Tue, 11th Jan
Some critics fret that the deal may have co-opted the strongest proponent of extending cheap, high-speed Internet connections to the masses AOL deal good news for Euro tech, media stocks - Tue, 11th Jan
Time Warner acquisition underscores power of Internet shares AOL-Time Warner a threat to AT&T - Tue, 11th Jan
While Wall Street may not have appreciated AT&T's cable assets over the past year, America Online did AOL-Time Warner merger validates Internet euphoria - Tue, 11th Jan
The deal marks the point where Net stock valuations were legitimised Deal will drive music, Internet to TV - Tue, 11th Jan
Finally, a reason to use interactive TV. That's one of the pluses of the AOL/Time Warner merger Analysis: AOL/TW match made in heaven? - Mon, 10th Jan
Viewed from the two sides of the Atlantic the AOL/Time Warner merger looks very different AOL Time Warner means pressure for European ISPs - Mon, 10th Jan
AOL Europe will get a boost through Time Warner merger, but local ISPs still have the home advantage What the AOL deal means to you - Mon, 10th Jan
Deal is the ultimate in convergence, with set-top boxes, fast Internet access and better online content on the way Euro high-tech shares surge on AOL-Time Warner deal - Mon, 10th Jan
Deal could inspire similar deals in Europe, as Internet service providers and content providers link together Content key in Internet-media marriages - Mon, 10th Jan
AOL will control the new group, but the real value will be the content Net Loafer: Look what's in AOL's trolley! - Mon, 10th Jan
This IS the big one AOL, Time Warner tout broadband future, synergy - Mon, 10th Jan
With Internet access, broadband cables, content and subscribers, the two companies offer complementary parts of high-tech puzzle AOL and Time Warner deal jolts techs - Mon, 10th Jan
Merger will electrify tech stocks AOL, Time Warner surge in pre-morning trading - Mon, 10th Jan
Investors show early enthusiasm for announced merger AOL and Time Warner to merge - Mon, 10th Jan
Deal will create media giant worth $247bn; will be world's largest entertainment and media company, and largest Internet service provider Read the comment pieces below on AnchorDesk Westbrook: Content is King Kewney: Media merger madness Berst: Day one of the converged world What do you think? Tell the Mailroom. And read what others have said.