Suspicious. Not Surprised.

So Verizon is going to buy AOL. For those who haven’t kept up, four and a half billion dollars seems like a pretty hefty price to pay for a service that nobody uses. . .but what used to be known as “America On Line” has transformed itself into a pretty good, pretty relevant news service and portal.

So Verizon is laying out a bit more than chump change for the service. Maybe it’s just me, maybe my mentality is too small, but when a giant becomes gianter, there is usually an agenda behind it, and rarely do the agendas of giants benefit small businesses like yours or mine.

We’ll all stay tuned to find out what happens when the other shoe drops.