AOL founder Steve Case argued in an essay in Sunday's The Washington Post
, that Time Warner should undo its nearly 6-year-old merger with AOL. "Instead of propelling AOL to new heights, the
association with Time Warner has weighed AOL down, while its competitors, such as Google and Yahoo, have made important strides forward," he wrote. Case's essay comes at a time when Time Warner is in
talks with both Microsoft and Google for a joint venture concerning AOL. Meantime, Time Warner shareholder Carl Icahn has publicly called for the company to be broken up.