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AOL Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Media
Web search engine
Computer software
When it was created 1983; 37 years ago (1983) (as Control Video Corporation)
1985; 35 years ago (1985) (as Quantum Computer Services)
1991; 29 years ago (1991) (as America Online)
2009; 11 years ago (2009) (as AOL Inc.)
Headquarters 770 Broadway New York City, New York 10003
Area served Worldwide
Key people Tim Armstrong
(Chairman and CEO)
Bob Lord
Holly Hess
Services Online services
Money earned Increase $2.3 billion (FY 2013)
Operating income Increase $190.3 million (FY 2013)
Net income Increase $92.4 million (FY 2013)
Total assets Decrease $2.797 billion (FY 2013)
Total equity Decrease $2.137 billion (FY 2013)
Employees 5,600
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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