Patent Monkey: AOL Online Music Sold to Napster

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Daily Crunch: Naptime Edition

In news yesterday, AOL shed more of its business by announcing that they are selling their online Music NOw business to Napster. Napster, surprisingly, has a few patents in their pocket, while our analysis of AOL shows that they had very little to offer other than customer accounts making the low-valuation of $43 per user as compared to Napster’s $328 logical.

Yeah, but does Napster have a cell phone, touch screen music player and internet device? At least Napster knows it owns its name.

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