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The new board of



cleared the way Tuesday for a fresh round of talks with

Time Warner


over the future of Time Warner's AOL unit, the

Financial Times


The new round of talks potentially reignites negotiations for a combination of the two Internet businesses that stalled earlier this year.


Financial Times

reports the green light for the talks came as Yahoo!'s directors met for the first time since activist investor Carl Icahn was named a director. But active deal negotiations aren't underway at this time, the

Financial Times

adds, citing a person familiar with the company's thinking.

Talks between Yahoo! and Time Warner were ongoing earlier in 2008 as Yahoo tried to fend off a takeover bid from


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