Before there was Google, there was AOL, and before fast Internet speeds, people had to endure dial-up Internet; however, at that particular time in history, no one knew the difference since that was the only option at the time. In 1999, the CEOs of both AOL and Time Warner decided that they would merge their two companies, which was the largest merger to ever happen. Unfortunately, this is also known as the worst merger to ever occur in the business world, and this is what it is now known for. This turned out to be one of the largest business blunders ever. At the time, no one would have been able to guess what would happen next. This business deal happened at the same time of the dot com bubble burst, not to mention that high speed Internet was coming onto the scene. The companies and investors lost an amazing amount of money.