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  2. William von Meister - Wikipedia

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    William F. von Meister (February 21, 1942 – May 18, 1995) was an American entrepreneur who founded and participated in a number of startup ventures in the Washington, D.C., area. These included The Source, an early online service and CompuServe competitor, and Control Video Corporation, a predecessor company to AOL .

  3. AOL - Wikipedia

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    AOL began in 1983, as a short-lived venture called Control Video Corporation (or CVC), founded by William von Meister. Its sole product was an online service called GameLine for the Atari 2600 video game console , after von Meister's idea of buying music on demand was rejected by Warner Bros. [6] Subscribers bought a modem from the company for US$49.95 and paid a one-time US$15 setup fee.

  4. History of AOL | History of Branding

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    AOL began as Quantum Computer Services which was founded by William von Meister. Its sole product was an online service called Gameline for the Atari 2600 video game console after von Meister’s idea of buying music on demand was rejected by Warner Brothers. Subscribers bought a modem from the company for $49.95 and paid a one-time $15 setup fee.

  5. William von Meister Biography | HowOld.co

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    William F. von Meister (February 21, 1942 – May 18, 1995) was an American entrepreneur who founded and participated in a number of startup ventures in the Washington, D.C., area. These included The Source, an early online service and CompuServe compe*or, and Control Video Corporation, a predecessor company to AOL.

  6. What happened to AOL? Here's the fascinating story behind ...

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    America Online went from being the biggest player in the market to an underachieving integration. In this article, we discuss what happened to AOL, as well as where it is today. How AOL started. In 1983, Control Video Corporation (CVC) was born, the brainchild of William Von Meister who, out all things, was a Count. (No really, google it).

  7. AOL is a web portal and online service provider founded in 1983 by Marc Seriff, Steve Case, Jim Kimsey, and William von Meister. AOL was one of the largest media companies of the early internet, dominating email, internet connectivity, online news, and chat. At one point, it had a market capitalization exceeding $200 billion.

  8. Who owns AOL? - zeen

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    Like we just mentioned above AOL is one of the first pioneers of internet services back in the 90s. The company was founded in 1983 and started out as a venture called Control Video Corporation (CVC). The CVC was founded by William von Meister and was providing an online service, GameLine, for a video game console called Atari 2600.

  9. A Look Back: AOL in 1995 - TechEBlog

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    AOL started out as “a short-lived venture called Control Video Corporation (or CVC), founded by William von Meister. Its sole product was an online service called Gameline for the Atari 2600 video game console…subscribers bought a modem from the company for $49.95 and paid a one-time $15 setup fee.”. Video after the jump.

  10. OBIT - Washington Technology

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    May 25, 1995. William F. von Meister, 53, a pioneer of the online services industry, died May 18 in Great Falls, Va. He was known as a consummate entrepreneur and promoter whose management ...

  11. AOL Contact Number, Email, Support, Information

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    AOL is a multinational company founded on 1983 by Marc Seriff, Steve Case, Jim Kimsey and William von Meister with its headquarters located at 770 Broadway, New York City, United States. AOL currently employs approximately 5,600 people and has the following subsidiaries: Subsidiary. and provides services in Web portal and online services, and provides its services worldwide.