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Does Verizon Really Want to Publish the Huffington Post?

The acquisition of AOL was primarily a way to buy advertising technology, not a network of online news publications

AOL has spent years becoming a sprawling media and technology company, purchasing websites and smaller tech companies. The entire apparatus has now been swallowed by Verizon, which announced on Tuesday that it would pay $4.4 billion for AOL. But the country’s largest wireless carrier seems unlikely to maintain an interest in every corner of AOL’s empire. The most attractive part of AOL’s business, in fact, may be the least public of its varied properties.