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Steve Case: Time Warner-AOL deal still makes sense (on the white board)

The synergy fest that was Time Warner-AOL $182 billion merger debacle looked great on paper. The execution stunk.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

The synergy fest that was Time Warner-AOL $182 billion merger debacle looked great on paper. The execution stunk.

That's the message from former AOL CEO Steve Case. Case told CNBC that strategically the Time Warner-AOL deal still makes sense. The comments are comical given Time Warner spins off AOL Dec. 9.

The lesson here: Damn near anything can look good on paper. Here's the video and Case's comments about vision vs. execution land about 1 minute in.

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