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  2. AOL - Wikipedia

    In the early years of AOL the company introduced many innovative online interactive titles and games, including: Graphical chat environments Habitat (1986–1988) and Club Caribe (1988) from LucasArts. The first online interactive fiction series QuantumLink Serial by Tracy Reed (1988). Quantum Space, ...

  3. May 22, 2015 7:00 AM EDT I t was May 24, 1985 — 30 years ago this weekend — that the company now called AOL first came into existence. In honor of that anniversary, which comes just after the...

  4. A Brief History Of AOL - Fast Company

    Here’s a quick timeline of AOL’s fascinating history: advertisement 1983: AOL begins life as Control Video Corporation, which was founded by Bill von Meister and had one product: GameLine, a...

  5. AOL | American company | Britannica

    AOL, formerly called America Online, one of the largest Internet-access subscription service companies in the United States, providing a range of Web services for users. AOL was one of the first companies to establish a strong sense of community among its users through buddy lists and instant messaging services, which transmit billions of messages daily.

  6. Timeline: AOL through the years - CNBC

    Some highlights: 1989: Quantum Computer services launches its first instant messaging service. 1991: After an employee vote, Quantum renames itself America Online, also known as AOL. 1992: AOL goes public. 1993: AOL starts mailing compact discs to homes to help them get online. 1995: The service ...

  7. AOL isn’t much of a player in the modern market. However, it should be a very recognizable name for people who remember the 90s. After all, there was a time when AOL users made up a considerable percentage of the people on the Internet, which was a very impressive achievement to say the least. For those who are unfamiliar, AOL started out as Control Video Corporation (CVC), which had a single product called GameLine.

  8. AOL’s History of Growth and Decline - The New York Times

    DealBook AOL’s History of Growth and Decline MAY 12, 2015 AOL, the one-time king of media, is a shadow of its former self. Its deal for Time Warner is regarded as the high-water mark of the...

  9. The History Of AOL

    AOL’s stock rose in 1998 and 1999 over 600% and they bought Netscape Communication Corp. for $4.2 billion in stock. Their web portal and browser were included in the buy up. Sun Microsystems also was a third party during the acquisition. In January of 2000, AOL announced that they wanted to buy up Time Warner Inc.

  10. History Of Aol - WriteWork

    It officially became America Online in 1989. In October of 1989 America Online Introduced their AOL service for Macintosh and Apple II computers ("Chronological History," 2000). Two years later in February of 1991 AOL Introduces version of America Online for IBM compatible computers using Microsoft's DOS operating system.

  11. History: Founding, Timeline, and Milestones

    A complete timeline of's History from founding to present including key milestones and major events.