AOL facts for kids
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|When it was created||1983
(as Control Video Corporation)|
1985 (as Quantum Computer Services)
1991 (as America Online)
2009 (as AOL Inc.)
|Headquarters||770 Broadway New York City, New York 10003|
|Key people||Tim Armstrong
(Chairman and CEO)
|Money earned||$2.3 billion (FY 2013)|
|Operating income||$190.3 million (FY 2013)|
|Net income||$92.4 million (FY 2013)|
|Total assets||$2.797 billion (FY 2013)|
|Total equity||$2.137 billion (FY 2013)|
|Parent||Independent (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. They changed their name to AOL Inc. in 2009 after a spin-off from Time Warner. It was announced in May 2015 that Verizon Communications purchased AOL.
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
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
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.
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