SPOTLIGHT: AOL buys video search co. despite Google

As 2005 drew to a close, the tech community traded bets as to who would get a piece of AOL. Google got the somewhat coveted 5 percent of AOL and most assumed it was a move to cozy up to Time Warner's media empire. Well, this week The Motley Fool concludes that Google got suckered since all that precious Time Warner video content will be filtered through AOL's most recent acquisition--a little search engine that could--Truveo. And Google's $1 billion investment? Not sure what it was for anymore... Article

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