AOL to sell ICQ IM, perhaps even MapQuest
19 Nov 2009
While the sale of MapQuest is conjecture at this point, with Microsoft the most logical buyer, it has just been announced by BoomTown that AOL will sell its ICQ instant messaging. AOL paid $1.1 billion in stock to acquire MapQuest in 1999.
Unnamed sources told BoomTown that AOL is asking $300 million for ICQ, a product it purchased for $287 million from Israel-based startup M