After rejecting 2 high-stakes bids, the company reportedly decides to pursue its own future by breaking itself up.
Private-equity firms and AOL are talking about making an offer, and a tricky offer it might be. Would Microsoft want to bid, too?
Both companies are expected to announce new services making TV shows and movies available to subscribers.
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