Microsoft, AOL enter MediaOne bidding war

Everyone wants of piece of the cable action

AOL and Microsoft have separately chucked their corporate hats into the MediaOne takeover ring, the Wall Street Journal reported today. Confidentiality agreements have been signed with MediaOne and approved by Comcast, the first company to bid for the US cable TV service. That bid was subsequently topped by AT&T. Curiously, the WSJ claims the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is involved in the takeover, but for Comcast rather than the Great Satan of Software. ®

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