Probably doesn't mean anything in the short term, but interesting nonetheless.
Newsvine is by far the Web site I visit the most, and I fear this transaction will be the death of intelligent conversation there. The administrators of the site have set up a great system, but I think the exposure the site is about to get will cause a growth so rapid that it can't be contained. I hope I'm wrong. I'm interested to see where this goes.
I've installed GAIM 1.5 on my laptop, and I try to use it to hook up to AIM, but for some reason, it just keeps disconnecting. From what I heard, AOL is trying to cut off access to 3rd party IM clients (Trillian, GAIM, etc.)