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AOL Inc.
Web search engine
Computer software
When it was created1983; 36 years ago (1983) (as Control Video Corporation)
1985; 34 years ago (1985) (as Quantum Computer Services)
1991; 28 years ago (1991) (as America Online)
2009; 10 years ago (2009) (as AOL Inc.)
Headquarters770 Broadway New York City, New York 10003
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleTim Armstrong
(Chairman and CEO)
Bob Lord
Holly Hess
ServicesOnline services
Money earnedIncrease $2.3 billion (FY 2013)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease $190.3 million (FY 2013)[1]
Net incomeIncrease $92.4 million (FY 2013)[1]
Total assetsDecrease $2.797 billion (FY 2013)[1]
Total equityDecrease $2.137 billion (FY 2013)[1]
ParentIndependent (1983–2000, 2009-2015)
Time Warner (2000–2009)
Verizon Communications (2015-)

AOL Inc. (previously America Online) is a U.S.-based online service provider and Internet service provider. It has been in business since 1985. In 2001 AOL bought Time Warner. In 2009 after a spin-off from Time Warner they changed their name to AOL Inc. It was announced in May 2015 that Verizon Communications purchased AOL.

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)[change | change source]

AOL Instant Messenger is a service which allows to communicate with any user currently online. AIM has millions of users worldwide. There are also other computer programs that can be used to talk with your AIM account, for example Trillian, Pidgin, Digsby, and AIM+.

Other AOL services[change | change source]

Other AOL products are AOL Spyware Protection, AOL Safety and Security Center, ICQ, AOl Computer Check-Up, AOL Explorer, AOL TopSpeed, AOL Dialer, AOL One-Click Fixes and AOL Openride.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "AOL 2012 Annual Report, Form 10-K, Filing Date March 20, 2012". Retrieved September 30, 2013.

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