AOL (stylized as Aol., formerly a company known as AOL Inc. and originally known as America Online) is an American web portal and online service provider based in New York City. It is a brand marketed by the current incarnation of Yahoo Inc. The service traces its history to an online service known as PlayNET.
A Brief Guide to the Tumultuous 30-Year History of AOL. AOL corporate headquarters on Broadway May 28, 2009 in New York City. Mario Tama—Getty Images. By Lily Rothman. May 22, 2015 7:00 AM EDT ...
AOL was a company that allowed people to connect from their home computers to their computers, which would show them an interactive display with things like news, dictionaries, comment forums, games, chat rooms, and so on.
1983: AOL begins life as Control Video Corporation, which was founded by Bill von Meister and had one product: GameLine, a service that hooked your Atari 2600 to your phone line to rent games for...
AOL, known for its dial-up online Internet service, was being outmoded by the high-speed Internet access that eventually became ubiquitous.
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.
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At its peak, AOL had a market capitalization of more than $200 billion, dominating email, internet connectivity, online news and chat. But AOL couldn’t maintain its superior position as ...
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