Surprised, nope. The way it's going, kids will soon be asking their parents for AOL for the holidays. No, not the service but for mom and to make a bid for a part of the company.
According to Julia Agwin and Kevin Delaney from the WSJ (sub req), Yahoo is joining Microsoft, Google, and Comcast and making a play for at least a portion of AOL.
A person close to the situation says that Yahoo is interested in luring AOL users to its search engine.
And I'm sure along with the search engine aill also go YSM ads. (-:
Yahoo isn't talking.