AOL Wanted To Buy All Things D, Too

Steve Jobs at D8 with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher

Photo: Asa Mathat, All Things Digital

Before AOL decided to take another run at TechCrunch, it considered purchasing All Things D, the tech blog led by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.Peter Kafka of All Things D reported this little nugget last night:

And under Armstrong’s leadership, AOL has shown a willingness to get into the events business. The Web publisher has talked to other tech news operators about a deal, including Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, who run this site and related conference for Dow Jones, which is owned by News Corp. (NWS). Those talks were preliminary at best, and All Things Digital will remain with Dow Jones.

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