Patent Monkey: AOL Online Music Sold to Napster

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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