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AOL Inc.
Type Public (NYSEAOL)
Founded .2009 as AOL Inc.^ Privacy Policy Terms of Service Mac Customer Support AOL. Mac Software Downloads AOL. iPhone Apps Site Map © 2007-2009 AOL Inc.
  • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


1983 as Quantum Computer Services, Vienna, Virginia[1]
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Key people Tim Armstrong
(Chairman and CEO)
Industry Internet & Communications
Products Online advertising
Employees 8,000[2]
Website AOL.com
.AOL Inc. (NYSEAOL), formerly known as America Online is an American global Internet services and media company.^ However, the Internet had a detrimental effect even on these major services, and by the latter part of the decade only a small number of online services still existed.
  • Apple II History Chap 22 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC apple2history.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Traditionally, when companies have profitable but shrinking businesses, like AOL's access service, they try to milk as much money as they can from them without investing new cash.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Online Business Degree The Beatles Go Online Currently rare news footage and interviews with The Beatles have been available to buy via the Internet and the web service known as Wippit an online downloading website.

.The company was based in Northern Virginia from its founding until 2007.[3][4] It is currently headquartered at 770 Broadway in New York.^ The New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will also change from AOL to TWX. The AOL service will continue as a division of the giant media and communications company.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

[5][6] .Founded in 1983 as Quantum Computer Services, it has franchised its services to companies in several nations around the world or set up international versions of its services.^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ The Source had many services available online, including over twenty financial and business services, access to several national and international news services, and computer-specific news features.
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^ Is there any way to do this without setting up the computer I created the account on?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.AOL is best known for its online software suite, also called AOL, that allowed millions of customers around the world to access the world's largest "walled garden" online community and eventually reach out to the internet as a whole.^ Still having to figure out why the web browser is not working, but overall it provides a great way for me to access my AOL account without hauling around my fullsize laptop.
  • AOL for WinCE & Pocket PC : Windows Mobile Software™ : Handango 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.handango.com [Source type: General]

^ In two weeks, the board of Time Warner Inc., which owns AOL, will hear a proposal from Jonathan Miller, AOL's chief executive, calling for a near halt in marketing for AOL's 17-year-old Internet access service, price cuts for existing customers and thousands of layoffs.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ AOL to Offer Free Content BusinessWeek.com reports that AOL is removing the "walled garden" approach to its huge collection of Time Warner content.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.At its zenith, AOL's membership was over 30 million members worldwide,[8] most of whom accessed the AOL service through the AOL software suite.^ Traditionally, when companies have profitable but shrinking businesses, like AOL's access service, they try to milk as much money as they can from them without investing new cash.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ About 5 million people in the U.S. pay $15 per month for an AOL subscription and then pay a different Internet service provider for high-speed Internet access under AOL's Bring Your Own Access plan, Bentley said.
  • AOL hanging up on dial-up customers? - CNET News 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The BBC points out that Google's IM service launches far behind rivals like AOL (40 million), Microsoft (14 million) and Yahoo (20 million).
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.On May 28, 2009, Time Warner announced that it would spin off AOL into a separate public company, and the spinoff occurred on December 9, 2009,[9] ending the 8 year relationship between the two companies.^ If there was a merger it is not clear what would happen with the relationship between AOL and Time Warner.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ CNNMoney: Time Warner revamps AOL .
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ But Dick Parsons, who is still chief executive of the world's largest media company, shed no light Tuesday on exactly when that transition would occur.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[10]

Description

Original logo for AOL, from 1991-2006
.With regional branches around the world, the former American "goliath among Internet service providers"[8] once had more than 30 million subscribers[8] on several continents.^ Internet Explorer Loses Ground in 2009 [January 6, 2010] Last year, IE lost more than 7 percent in market share while competitors gained.
  • Free Calls From AIM - InternetNews.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ In its purest form I suppose no image would be used more than once.

^ The folks who provide DSL/Broadband services are slowly pricing moderate to low income folks out of the Internet game.
  • AOL hanging up on dial-up customers? - CNET News 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.In January 2000, AOL and Time Warner announced plans to merge.^ CNNMoney: Time Warner revamps AOL .
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Ever since Microsoft announced its surprise bid for Yahoo last month, the heat has been on Time Warner to figure out its next move for AOL, the former Web juggernaut that could be left out in the cold if its two main rivals merge.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Indeed, word on the street has been that Time Warner's AOL would use its AIM instant messenger as a platform to jump on the social networking bandwagon.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.The terms of the deal negotiated called for AOL shareholders to own 55% of the new, combined company.^ Traditionally, when companies have profitable but shrinking businesses, like AOL's access service, they try to milk as much money as they can from them without investing new cash.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Calls not answered are saved as MP3 files and sent to an AOL or AIM mailbox, according to a company statement.
  • Free Calls From AIM - InternetNews.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Better check the brand guidelines under the section called "Come up with your own background as long as it's something OW and the Aol.

The deal closed on January 11, 2001 after receiving regulatory approval from the FTC, the FCC and the European Union.
.America Online, Inc., as the company was then called, was led by executives from AOL, SBI and Time Warner.^ CNNMoney: Time Warner revamps AOL .
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Time Warner May Sell Off Magazines Eventually, Or Not - Posted September 28, 2009 Time Warner is completing its spin-off of AOL later this year, a deal that has led many to speculate that the media company might jettison its Time Inc.
  • AOL - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ A New York Times report reveals that AOL chairman and chief executive Tim Armstrong even considered dumping the AOL name altogether as it prepares to be spun off from Time Warner.

.Gerald Levin, who had served as CEO of Time Warner, was CEO of the new company.^ The company is adding new content from Time Inc.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Time Warner, MSLO Release Earnings Numbers - Posted July 29, 2009 Two big public media companies, Time Warner Inc.
  • AOL - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft is in talks with Time Warner over the sale of AOL or a business partnership, the New York Post reported Thursday.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.Steve Case served as Chairman, J. Michael Kelly (from AOL) was the Chief Financial Officer, Robert W. Pittman (from AOL) and Dick Parsons (from Time Warner) served as Co-Chief Operating Officers.^ Indeed, word on the street has been that Time Warner's AOL would use its AIM instant messenger as a platform to jump on the social networking bandwagon.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ If there was a merger it is not clear what would happen with the relationship between AOL and Time Warner.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ AOL to Offer Free Content BusinessWeek.com reports that AOL is removing the "walled garden" approach to its huge collection of Time Warner content.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.The total value of AOL stock subsequently went from $226 billion to about $20 billion.^ All Things Digital: Time Warner's sale of AOL has been valued at $4.2 billion -- "marked down...
  • AOL - mediabistro.com: jobs, classes, community and news for media professionals 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.mediabistro.com [Source type: General]

[11] Similarly, its customer base has decreased to 10.1 million subscribers as of November 2007,[12] just narrowly ahead of Comcast and AT&T Yahoo!.
.AOL is a company in transition, made evident by discussions of buy-outs and joint ventures during a period of dramatic decline in AOL's subscriber base.^ Faced with a steadily declining AOL subscriber base, Time Warner made the decision to focus more on the rapidly growing online advertising market and make much of AOL's services free.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ (AOL 9.0), in an aggresive attempt to hold on to its attractive subscriber base.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Grey added that, although its user base is dropping, AOL still retains a substantial subscriber base of millions, which may be attractive, particularly to the ever-expanding Google.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

[8]
The next logo for AOL, used from 2006-2009
News reports in late 2005 identified companies such as Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Google as candidates for turning AOL into a joint venture;[13] those plans were apparently abandoned when it was revealed on December 20, 2005 that Google would purchase a 5% share of AOL for $1 billion.
.AOL was rated both one of the best and worst Internet suppliers in the UK, according to a poll by BBC Watchdog.^ AOL begins a new chapter Thursday, a day after it completes its spinoff from one of the worst mergers of all time.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ AOL plans to cut one-third of its workforce after its spin-off from Time Warner is completed, the Internet media company announced Thursday in a government filing.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[14]
On March 31, 1997, the short lived eWorld was purchased by AOL. The ISP side of AOL UK was bought by The Carphone Warehouse in October 2006 to take advantage of their 100,000 LLU customers which made The Carphone Warehouse the biggest LLU provider in the UK.[15]
.On May 28, 2009,[16] Time Warner announced that it would spin AOL off as an independent company once Google's shares ceased at the end of the fiscal year, and AOL's page and logo changed afterward.^ Thu May 28 16:25:56 EDT 2009 .
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^ CNNMoney: Time Warner revamps AOL .
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Google sells back AOL stake to Time Warner .
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[17]
AOL ceased to be a part of Time Warner on December 9, 2009. It was declared an IPO on the 9th, under the stock symbol NYSE:AOL.[18]

History

AOL release timeline
1989 America Online for Macintosh received as a popular Apple Macintosh BBS
February 1991 AOL for DOS launched
January 1993 AOL 2.0 for the Apple Macintosh released,
AOL 1.0 for Microsoft Windows 3.x launched
June 1994 AOL 1.5 for Microsoft Windows 3.x released
September 1994 AOL 2.0 for Microsoft Windows 3.x released
June 1995 AOL 2.5 for Microsoft Windows 3.x released
June 1995 AOL 3.0 (Win16) for Windows 3.x/Windows 95/Windows NT released
June 1996 AOL 3.0 for Windows 95 released
July 1998 / June 1999 AOL 4.0 (Casablanca) and Refresh 2 released
September 1999 AOL 5.0 (Kilimanjaro) released
June 2000 AOL 5.0 for 9x/NT/2K (Niagara) released
October and December 2000 AOL 6.0 (K2 - Karakorum) and Refresh released
September 2001 AOL 6.0.2 for XP launched
October and December 2001, May and July 2002 AOL 7.0 (Taz) and Refresh 1, Refresh 2, and Refresh 2 Plus released
October 2002 AOL 8.0 (Spacely) released
April 2003 AOL 8.0 Plus (Elroy) launched
August and September 2003 AOL 9.0 Optimized (Bunker Hill / Blue Hawaii) and Refresh released
May 2004 AOL 9.0 Optimized SE/LE (Thailand / Tahiti) released
November 2004, July 2005 AOL 9.0 Security Edition SE/LE (Strauss) and Refresh released
August 2005 to March 2006 AOL Suite Beta launched (cancelled)
September 2006, March 2007 AOL OpenRide (Streamliner) launched
November 2006, April 2007 AOL 9.0 VR and Refresh (Raga) released (AOL 9.0 for Microsoft Windows Vista but also works with Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP)
September 2007 AOL Desktop for Mac Beta released
October 31, 2007 AOL 9.1 (Tarana) released
December 2007 AOL Desktop (a.k.a. AOL 10.0) launched
May 2008 AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 officially launched
September 2008 AOL Desktop 10.1 released
February 2009 AOL 9.5 released (Beta refreshed sometime in 2009)
October 2009 AOL 9.5 Refresh released, compatible with XP, Vista and Windows 7
.AOL began life as a short-lived venture called Control Video Corporation (or CVC), founded by Bill von Meister.^ AOL's site, to launch in July, will put streaming video and audio content front and center -- including exclusive live concerts, celebrity interviews, and film shorts.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ NAME OF THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS FOUND ON THIS FTM FILE. Ted Hollis:, slick okie@@aol.com, Bill Cook 1997.

.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.^ AOL Buys Xdrive Online Storage Service AOL has acquired Xdrive , an online service that provides secure online storage for digital files.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1982 the General Videotex Corporation began an online service called Delphi (probably named after the oracle of ancient Greek mythology).
  • Apple II History Chap 22 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC apple2history.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bay recently bought Skype.com , a service that provides free online phone calls, so that explains why eBay executives are thinking this will happen.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

[19] Subscribers bought a modem from the company for $49.95 and paid a one-time $15 setup fee. Gameline permitted subscribers to temporarily download games and keep track of high scores, at a cost of $1 per game. .The telephone disconnected and the downloaded game would remain in Gameline's Master Module and playable until the user turned off the console or downloaded another game.^ Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
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The original technical team was composed of Marc Seriff, Tom Ralston, Ken Huntsman, Janet Hunter, Dave Brown, Steve Trus, Ray Heinrich, Craig Dykstra, and Doug Coward.
.In January 1983, Steve Case was hired as a marketing consultant for Control Video on the recommendation of his brother, investment banker Dan Case.^ Steve Case Invests in Healthy Yoga Lifestyle Steve Case, the founder of AOL and former AOL chairman, has been investing in the healthy lifestyle market since leaving the company.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

In May 1983, Jim Kimsey became a manufacturing consultant for Control Video, which was near bankruptcy. Kimsey was brought in by his West Point friend Frank Caufield, an investor in the company.[19] .Von Meister quietly left the company in early 1985. Control Video was reorganized as Quantum Computer Services, Inc.^ Beginning in May 1988, Apple Computer contracted with Quantum Computer Services to start a consumer version of its AppleLink network.
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^ In 1990, AppleLink-Personal Edition was modified to connect with the services Quantum provided for other home computers, and the name was changed to America Online.
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on May 24, 1985, with Kimsey as Chief Executive Officer and Marc Seriff as Chief Technology Officer. Out of 100 employees from Control Video, only 10 remained in the new company.[19] Case himself rose quickly through the ranks; Kimsey promoted him to vice-president of marketing not long after becoming CEO, and later promoted him further to executive vice-president in 1987. Kimsey soon began to groom Case to ascend to the rank of CEO, which he did when Kimsey retired in 1991.
.Kimsey changed the company's strategy, and in 1985 launched a dedicated online service for Commodore 64 and 128 computers, originally called Quantum Link ("Q-Link" for short).^ The Source had many services available online, including over twenty financial and business services, access to several national and international news services, and computer-specific news features.
  • Apple II History Chap 22 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC apple2history.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their new service was called MicroNET, and it started on July 1, 1979 after two months of testing with the 1,200 members of the Midwest Affiliation of Computer Clubs.
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^ In 1982 the General Videotex Corporation began an online service called Delphi (probably named after the oracle of ancient Greek mythology).
  • Apple II History Chap 22 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC apple2history.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Quantum Link software was based on software licensed from PlayNet, Inc. .In May 1988, Quantum and Apple launched AppleLink Personal Edition for Apple II and Macintosh computers.^ Although not run on an Apple II, the event is significant because it was the start of a phenomenon that expanded to include nearly all models of personal computers, and ran strong for over fifteen years, finally waning in popularity because of the rise of the Internet.
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^ The NuFX protocol was adopted by Apple Computer as the official protocol for file transmission for the Apple II, and Nicholas later went to work at Apple after his graduation from the college that he was attending when he designed the protocol.
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^ The ALPE terminal program was intuitive, as was the use of the Macintosh (and Apple II GS ) desktop interface.
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.In August 1988, Quantum launched PC Link, a service for IBM-compatible PCs developed in a joint venture with the Tandy Corporation.^ Beginning in May 1988, Apple Computer contracted with Quantum Computer Services to start a consumer version of its AppleLink network.
  • Apple II History Chap 22 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC apple2history.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the company parted ways with Apple in October 1989, Quantum changed the service's name to America Online.^ How can I get my mail without having to change the screen name for my company?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ America Online Don't Be Scammed by Counterfeit Money Orders Through Online Companies Con artists posing as online companies are offering cash checking positions to innocent victims.

^ How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[20][21]
.From the beginning, AOL included online games in its mix of products; many classic and casual games were included in the original PlayNet software system.^ While she has no ties directly to the product development team, she has been a contributor to many AOL blogs over the last few years and is excited to bring a non-product team perspective to the Desktop blog.

^ AOL's strategy may succeed but they will need to make their email software easier to use online.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

In the early years of AOL the company introduced many innovative online interactive titles and games, including:
In 2008 Neverwinter Nights was honored (along with Everquest and World of Warcraft) at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for advancing the art form of MMORPG games.
In February 1991 AOL for DOS was launched using a GeoWorks interface followed a year later by AOL for Windows. .This coincided with growth in pay-based online services, like Prodigy, CompuServe, and GEnie.^ America Online would like nothing better than to get you hooked into its AIM service, even if you don't have an AOL account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ AOL has also seen companies like Yahoo and Google offer free email services that compete with AOL's fee-based offer.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

AOL discontinued Q-Link and PC Link in the fall of 1994.

Growth

.Steve Case positioned AOL as the online service for people unfamiliar with computers, in particular contrast to CompuServe, which had long served the technical community.^ AOL Buys Xdrive Online Storage Service AOL has acquired Xdrive , an online service that provides secure online storage for digital files.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ However, AOL will have to hope its email, communication and security features keep AOL subscribers from leaving for free web services and content.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will also change from AOL to TWX. The AOL service will continue as a division of the giant media and communications company.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.The PlayNet system that AOL licensed was the first online service to require use of proprietary software, rather than a standard terminal program; as a result it was able to offer a graphical user interface (GUI) instead of command lines, and was well ahead of the competition in emphasizing communication among members as a feature.^ After we integrated Lifestream into AIM, our goal was to add in features that our users have requested and continue to work on improving the user interface.
  • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AOL Launches a New Version of its Most Popular Desktop Software Enhanced Software Integrates Tabbed Browsing into "Classic" AOL Experience AOL today launched the latest version of its classic software, AOL 9.5, designed to enhance the user experience with new tabbed browsing and a revised user interface.

^ The latest version of AOL's classic software, designed to offer users a comfortable, familiar experience with enhanced features and functionality .

[citation needed]
In particular was the Chat Room concept from PlayNet, as opposed to the previous paradigm of CB-style channels. Chat Rooms allowed a large group of people with similar interests to convene and hold conversations in real time, including:
  • Private rooms - created by any user. .Hold up to 23 people.
  • Conference rooms - created with permission of AOL. Hold up to 48 people and often moderated.
  • Auditoriums - created with permission of AOL. Consisted of a stage and an unlimited number of rows.^ The new (google) regime at AOL has become very insular and exclusive and has created a culture where the only good ideas could possibly come from people with Google on their resumes.
    • AOL Reviews | Glassdoor.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.glassdoor.com [Source type: General]

    What happened on the stage was viewable by everybody in the auditorium but what happened within individual rows, of up to 27 people, was viewable only by the people within those rows.[citation needed]
.In September 1993, AOL added USENET access to its features.^ The URL in the ad just advertisers the new AOL service that works with your broadband access.
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[22]
.AOL quickly surpassed GEnie, and by the mid-1990s, it passed Prodigy (which for several years allowed AOL advertising) and CompuServe.^ This year, 11 percent of Google's revenue came from advertising it placed on AOL sites.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

.Originally, AOL charged its users an hourly fee, but in 1996 this changed to a flat monthly rate of $19.99. Within three years, AOL's userbase grew to 10 million people.^ I have been on aol for about 10 years.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ National estimates suggest that 3 million children suffer from abuse each year, and in that time, two to three thousand will die of abuse.
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^ I am an AOL user since 1996 so "don't know how" is not the problem..
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.During this time, AOL connections would be flooded with users trying to get on, and many canceled their accounts due to constant busy signals (this was often joked "AOL" standing for "Always Off-Line").^ Posted by: CINDY at August 29, 2005 5:52 PM when i try to get a new aim sn it says my aol an has too many aim sns....how do i delete some of my aim sn's?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ If there was a merger it is not clear what would happen with the relationship between AOL and Time Warner.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In 1995 AOL was headquartered at 8619 Westwood Center Drive in the Tysons Corner CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia,[23][24] near the Town of Vienna.^ Posted by: Tony at May 9, 2009 4:14 AM Dear Dave, My mother had her own aol account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Terri at May 31, 2009 6:27 PM HEY I AM TRYING TO GET A NEW SCREEN NAME ON AOL BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE TO GO ON AOL. CAN YOU HELP? .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[25]
.AOL was quickly running out of room in 1996 for its network at the Fairfax County campus.^ The web-based reality series will run across several sites on the AOL network, including AOL.com, AIM.com, Moviefone.com, and MapQuest.com.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Red Herring reports that AOL will run the the show on several of the sites in its network.
  • HowToWeb.com Tech Blog: AOL 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.howtoweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The running-out-of-room on the carousel was an issue I had with 9.1 – I don't have it with Desktop because of the "More" option, so that's nice.

.In 1996,[citation needed] AOL moved to 22000 AOL Way in Dulles, unincorporated Loudoun County, Virginia.^ I just wish that AOL provided a better way to move people around rather than just lay them off.
  • AOL Reviews | Glassdoor.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.glassdoor.com [Source type: General]

[26] The move to Dulles took place in mid-1996 and provided room for future growth. In a five year landmark agreement with the now reigning operating system winner was AOL bundled with Windows.[citation needed]

NORAD Tracks Santa Program

.For the year 2000 NORAD Tracking Santa season, AOL at that time the world's leading Internet online service, replaced IBM's hosting services to support the traffic load for the NORAD Tracks Santa website and become a key partner of the NORAD Tracks Santa program.^ Hi everyone, After five great years working at AOL, it's sadly time for me to move on to some new challenges.

^ America Online would like nothing better than to get you hooked into its AIM service, even if you don't have an AOL account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Privacy Policy Terms of Service Customer Support AOL.com Software Downloads Site Map © 2010 AOL Inc.

[27] .The NORAD Tracks Santa website of www.noradsanta.org received about 100 million website hits in 2000.[28] For the 2007 NORAD Tracks Santa season, AOL was displaced by Google in providing hosting services for the NORAD Tracks Santa program.^ AOL Overview Web www.corp.aol.com Industries Internet Content Providers HQ New York, NY Competitors Yahoo!
  • AOL Reviews | Glassdoor.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.glassdoor.com [Source type: General]

[29][30][31]

Change in focus, decline, and rebranding

U.S. AOL Subscribers 2Q 2001 - 2Q 2009
Since its merger with Time Warner (the owners of the aforementioned Warner Bros.) in 2001, the value of AOL has dropped significantly from its $240 billion high. Its subscriber base has seen no quarterly growth since 2002. AOL has since attempted to reposition itself as a content provider similar to companies such as Yahoo! as opposed to an Internet service provider.
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  • In 2004 along with the launch of AOL 9.0 Optimized, AOL also made available the option of personalized greetings which would enable the user to hear his or her name while accessing basic functions and mail alerts, or while logging in or out.
  • AOL eventually[citation needed] announced plans to offer subscribers classic television programs for free with commercials inserted via its new IN2TV service.^ Online Business Degree The Beatles Go Online Currently rare news footage and interviews with The Beatles have been available to buy via the Internet and the web service known as Wippit an online downloading website.

    ^ In the confirmation email sent you by AOL (Screen Name Service), you will see this link: "Yes, I made this request and I want to reserve this email address as part of the AOL Screen Name Service".
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Changed the name (title) of the Buddy List window to AIM. • AIM for Mac Welcome Window will now launch at startup to promote new features and services (Welcome window can be disabled via checkbox) Thanks!
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    At the time of launch, AOL made available Warner Bros. Television's vast library of programs, with Welcome Back Kotter as its marquee offering..September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • In 2005, AOL broadcast the Live 8 concert live over the Internet, and thousands of users downloaded clips of the concert over the following months.
  • In 2005, AOL (along with Telepictures Productions) launched TMZ.com, one of the leading celebrity news and gossip sources on the web.^ Posted by: CINDY at August 29, 2005 5:52 PM when i try to get a new aim sn it says my aol an has too many aim sns....how do i delete some of my aim sn's?
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Online Business Degree The Beatles Go Online Currently rare news footage and interviews with The Beatles have been available to buy via the Internet and the web service known as Wippit an online downloading website.

    ^ One of the top Celebrity news and gossip sites can now be found on the iPhone!
    • AOL iBlog - AOL iPhone Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC iblog.aol.com [Source type: General]

    .TMZ.com has become known for its quickness to break celebrity news, often accompanied by exclusive videos and photos.
  • In 2006, AOL informed its American customers that it would be increasing the price of its dial-up access to $25.90. The increase was part of an effort to migrate the service's remaining dial-up users to broadband, as the increased price was the same price they had been charging for monthly DSL access.^ Deals Cabo San Lucas, Mexico If you are new to Cabo San Lucas—or simply Cabo, as it is often known—it will not take you long to get your bearings.
    • Travel - Travel Destinations, Cheap Airline Tickets, Cheap Hotels - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]
    • Travel - Travel Destinations, Cheap Airline Tickets, Cheap Hotels - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [32] .However, AOL has since started offering their services for $9.95 a month for unlimited dial-up access.^ I started out with Email Add "AwesomeWelshKing" I want to continue with that!In applying for AOL Security Edition Offer I punched something I was told to and now cranagesr1 is showing up.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Ben Conti at September 12, 2008 7:13 AM I have a dial up aol account at home.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I have a cable hook up and when I try to use my new email it starts to use the dial up and then just ends.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [33]
  • .
  • On April 3, 2006, AOL announced that it was retiring the full name "America Online"; the official name of the service is now "AOL", and the full name of the TimeWarner subdivision was "AOL, LLC".[34]
  • On August 2, 2006, AOL announced that they would give away e-mail accounts and software previously available only to its paying customers provided the customer accesses AOL or AOL.com through a non-AOL-owned access method (otherwise known as "third party transit", "bring your own access", or "BYOA").^ Now that I am trying to get online with his pc I have to go through his account.....I need my own!!!
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)?
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AOL LLC News on Inform.com .
    • AOL LLC | Related Topics | National Post 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

    .The move was designed to reduce costs associated with the "Walled Garden" business model by reducing usage of AOL-owned access points and shifting members with high-speed internet access from client-based usage to the more lucrative advertising provider, AOL.com.^ Shayka, Ann (Biss) St. Rose Commercial High, Class of '35 haranna2002@aol.com .

    ^ Here's the workaround provided by AOL Member Services and Scott B., our superstar QA Engineer.
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At work I have high speed service and set up a free aol e-mail account.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed] The change from paid to free was also designed to slow the rate of members canceling their accounts and defecting to Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo!, or other free e-mail providers. According to AOL CEO Randy Falco, as of December 2007, the conversion rate of accounts from paid access to free access is over 80%.[35]
  • .
  • In December 2006, in order to cut operating costs, AOL decided to cease using U.S.-based call centers to provide customer service.^ Posted by: Kylee at December 31, 2006 9:07 AM How do I get away from my aol when in click on internet explorer...I thought this was microsoft.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: tiger1445 at December 30, 2006 5:38 PM Hey Dave I am trying to create an account on the new aol free help!!
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are getting a new internet provider, but will I still be able to use the same screen name on aim even when we don't have aol anymore?
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed] AOL drastically downsized U.S. corporate operations as well. .On January 28, 2007, the last domestic AOL owned and operated call center (based in Oklahoma City) closed its doors,[citation needed] and, during October 2007, the last call center in Canada was also shut down.^ Posted by: brittney at April 2, 2007 2:06 PM I have an aol account, but how do I get it to go on the drop-down list to sign on?
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Kathy Ganas at October 8, 2007 6:57 PM i need a msn accant and a aol 1 so plzz help me do plzzz .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Joan at January 12, 2007 8:57 AM i can not access Settings on my aol screen, i keep getting a blank white screen.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [citation needed] All customer service calls are now handled by outsourced representatives in Romania, the Philippines, and India..September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • On September 17, 2007, AOL announced that it was moving one of its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York[36] and combining its various advertising units into a new subsidiary called Platform A. This action follows several advertising acquisitions, most notably Advertising.com, and highlights the company's new focus on advertising-driven business models.^ E-mail: Debob105@@aol.com, 6/24/2003 new infor on Flavia Isabell Eddings.

    ^ Janette Carol Hollis, NoniB241@@aol.com, 3/2007, Bill Cook Files.

    .AOL management stressed that "significant operations" will remain in Dulles, which includes the company's access services and modem banks.
  • AOL created animated cartoons in 2008 to explain behavioral targeting to its users, showing how a user's past visits to other Web sites may determine the content of advertising they see in the future.^ I am an AOL user since 1996 so "don't know how" is not the problem..
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I need to create a new screen name in AOL but am not sure how to do so.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In the confirmation email sent you by AOL (Screen Name Service), you will see this link: "Yes, I made this request and I want to reserve this email address as part of the AOL Screen Name Service".
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [37] .Later that year AOL initiated privacy research and extended the animated penguin campaign to the United Kingdom.^ Deals London, United Kingdom Stop for afternoon tea in colorful Piccadilly Circus, take a regal stroll past Buckingham Palace and later in the evenin...
    • Travel - Travel Destinations, Cheap Airline Tickets, Cheap Hotels - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]
    • Travel - Travel Destinations, Cheap Airline Tickets, Cheap Hotels - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]

    [38]
  • .
  • AOL closed one of its three Northern Virginia data centers, Reston Technology Center, and sold it to CRG West in January 2008.[39] This sale enabled AOL to consolidate its Northern Virginia operations from three sites (Dulles, Manassas, Reston) to two.^ Posted by: kevin at January 17, 2006 4:23 PM can't remember one of my screennames on aol.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Duncan Heidler at February 22, 2008 1:38 PM i'm trying to get an aol account for my freind but i cant get one.HELP! .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: erick at May 26, 2008 5:00 PM on aol, can two people be on line at the same time until one screen name.....i.e.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    .AOL took advantage of the move to both reduce its overall hardware inventory and to determine a "right size" for its Network Operations Center staff after consolidating the three sites into two.^ AOL stepped up its transformation from Internet access provider into an ad-driven business Monday as it announced plans to move its corporate headquarters and consolidate its advertising operations.
    • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Reduced and optimized overall application size by 30%.
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .November 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • In 2007 AOL announced that it would move one of its other headquarters from Loudoun County, Virginia to New York City; it would continue to operate its Virginia offices.^ With all of the aol screen name problems posted here, one re-occuring problem exist's more than others with no one having the answer: .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: stephanie priest at November 27, 2007 12:23 AM I have an AIM screen name and i was wonderinf if there is anyway i can add it to my AOL account .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Taralee at May 13, 2006 4:31 PM my old screen name was skipper227@aol.com then i put the new one which is cristylove44 aol has the other screen name as the primary for billing what do i do?
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [6] .As part of the impending move to New York and the restructuring of responsibilities at the Dulles headquarters complex after the Reston move, AOL CEO Randy Falco announced on October 15, 2007 plans to lay off 2000 employees worldwide by the end of 2007, beginning "immediately".[40] That evening, over 750 employees at Dulles alone received notices to attend early morning meetings the next day;[41] those employees were laid off on October 16, 2007, though the employees would remain on the payroll until December 14, 2007 in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.^ Posted by: Kathy Ganas at October 8, 2007 6:57 PM i need a msn accant and a aol 1 so plzz help me do plzzz .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: maria at February 16, 2007 7:37 PM Iwant to change my e-mail to DanCanterberry@aol.com.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By Sadie Cherico   |  Published 4/26/2007 More topics: Lesson Plan Ideas for Earth Day .

    .Other employees whose groups were due for phase-out as part of the restructuring were informed on October 16, 2007 that they would be kept on until December 14, 2007 to complete any outstanding tasks, after which they would be laid off.^ Though in general I approve of the heartbeat, as I expressed before due to the IP effect of FPWD, I'd prefer to delay this until that clock runs out in June.
    • Results of Questionnaire Release update of "HTML 5" specification as a W3C Working Draft? - Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC www.w3.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Find out some things you need to know that will up your chances of winning and not let you get ripped off by reading this informative article today!

    ^ Posted by: Blake at October 13, 2007 1:52 PM hello my daughter would like to make a new screen name how would she do that .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    The reduction in force was so large that virtually every conference room within the Dulles complex was reserved for the day as a "Special Purpose Room", where various aspects of the layoff process were conducted for outgoing employees; remaining employees at Dulles were quick to dub the mass layoff "Bloody Tuesday" in online blogs and news reports.[41] .An unspecified number of staff at the former Compuserve facility in Columbus, OH were also released, as well as the entire Tucson Quality Analysis shop, a number of AOL employees working at the former Netscape facility in Mountain View, CA, the development team in France, and practically the entire Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada member services call center site.^ Managing a blog is a lot of work, so I enlisted support from the whole team...the Mac team is made up of dedicated Macintosh developers, QA engineers and Product folks.
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Here's the workaround provided by AOL Member Services and Scott B., our superstar QA Engineer.
    • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Release "HTML 5 differences from HTML 4" specification as a W3C Working Draft as well?
    • Results of Questionnaire Release "HTML 5" specification as a W3C Working Draft? - Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC www.w3.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The end result was a near 40% layoff across the board at AOL, including a substantial number of Systems Operations personnel, a significant change from previous layoffs where SysOps employees routinely suffered only minor personnel reductions.^ Although Miller said publicly that there would be no across-the-board layoffs, he did hint that some reductions were on their way at the 18,000-person organization.
    • Report: Layoffs looming at AOL | ITworld 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: General]

    .An additional round of layoffs, mostly confined to analysis groups and the staff at AOL Voice Services in Halifax, Nova Scotia, occurred on December 11 and 12, 2007.[citation needed]
  • On February 6, 2008, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announced that Time Warner would split AOL's internet access and advertising businesses into two, with the possibility of later selling the internet access division.^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: maria at February 16, 2007 7:37 PM Iwant to change my e-mail to DanCanterberry@aol.com.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: ED FINNIMORE at May 5, 2007 12:11 AM hey dave, we recently set up a home netowrk.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    [42]
  • .
  • On November 23, 2009, AOL unveiled a sneak preview of a new brand identity which has the new logo Aol. sumperimposed onto figures (e.g., a goldfish, a rainbow, a tree, a postcard).^ Posted by: ashley at November 2, 2006 6:12 PM i wanna start a new account but keep the same aol screen name...
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: stephanie priest at November 27, 2007 12:23 AM I have an AIM screen name and i was wonderinf if there is anyway i can add it to my AOL account .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: vt at November 2, 2005 1:23 PM hi dave i got aol on mii computer and i want an screen name on aol and i want it for free and i want the buddylist to pop up .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    The new identity was enacted onto all of AOL's services on December 10, 2009, right after TimeWarner split from AOL.

Controversies

Community leaders

.Prior to mid 2005, AOL used online volunteers called Community Leaders, or CLs, to monitor chatrooms, message boards, and libraries.^ I tried to call aol but because I use it for free, they basically tell me that I can't get Tech support from them.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: allison at August 23, 2005 8:26 PM Hi Dave, I have been using aol.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: LelaT at August 25, 2005 5:05 AM i want to make a new account on aol using windows.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.AOL's use of remote volunteers dated back to the establishment of its Quantum Link service in 1985. Some community leaders were recruited for content design and maintenance using a proprietary language and interface called RAINMAN, although most content maintenance was performed by partner and internal employees.^ Although the process has not embraced consensus building and I do not agree with some of the content in the current draft, attempting to block publication is not a productive action at this time.
  • Results of Questionnaire Release "HTML 5" specification as a W3C Working Draft? - Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC www.w3.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the confirmation email sent you by AOL (Screen Name Service), you will see this link: "Yes, I made this request and I want to reserve this email address as part of the AOL Screen Name Service".
  • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is little purpose in delay, since most of the contents have been available and debated for month and this is intended to be a first working draft, not a last call.
  • Results of Questionnaire Release "HTML 5" specification as a W3C Working Draft? - Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System 10 September 2009 23:46 UTC www.w3.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 1999, a class action lawsuit was filed against AOL citing violations of U.S. labor laws in its usage of CLs. .The Department of Labor investigated but came to no conclusions, closing their investigation in 2001 [43] AOL began drastically reducing the responsibilities and privileges of its volunteers in 2000. The program was eventually ended on June 8, 2005. Current Community Leaders at the time were offered 12 months of credit on their accounts.^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: ashley at November 2, 2006 6:12 PM i wanna start a new account but keep the same aol screen name...
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Sam at September 7, 2005 11:01 PM Sam, the only thing I can think of is to log in to that account on the computer you have currently, then change the password.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

In February 2010; America Online settled claims with Community Leaders for 15 million dollars.

Billing disputes

.AOL has faced a number of lawsuits over claims that it has been slow to stop billing customers after their accounts have been canceled, either by the company or the user.^ How to delete an AOL screen name • How to change your AOL account password • How to cancel your AOL account .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I cannot respod to AOL's Master Name or AQCs, on either their 888-265-8003#, or on line account service.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ How can I cancel out one membership but keep another under the other account and pay only one monthly bill?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

In addition, AOL changed its method of calculating used minutes in response to a class action lawsuit. .Previously, AOL would add fifteen seconds to the time a user was connected to the service and round up to the next whole minute (thus, a person who used the service for 11 minutes and 46 seconds would be charged for 13 minutes).^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
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^ Posted by: Will at January 27, 2007 11:07 PM i have been trying to add on another screen name for a long time.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: krista at August 27, 2008 6:11 PM hey i have aol, but i use my moms screen name how do i create a new screen name?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.AOL claimed this was to account for sign on/sign off time, but because this practice was not made known to its customers, the plaintiffs won (some also pointed out that signing on and off did not always take 15 seconds, especially when connecting via another ISP).^ Posted by: brittney at April 2, 2007 2:06 PM I have an aol account, but how do I get it to go on the drop-down list to sign on?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ There are some new Known Issues as well, make sure to check them out.
  • Mac@AOL Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC macblog.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm trying to get rid of my primary screenname (I'm not an AOL member, but I set up an email account with Netscape some years ago and can't get rid of it...
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.AOL disclosed its connection-time calculation methods to all of its customers and credited them with extra free hours.^ Every time I am forced to click "GUEST" and I can't use all the AOL features when I'm on as a guest.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I have never heard of or experienced having to do this in my time as an aol customer with the master account.
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.In addition, the AOL software would notify the user of exactly how long they were connected and how many minutes they were being charged.^ Posted by: CINDY at August 29, 2005 5:52 PM when i try to get a new aim sn it says my aol an has too many aim sns....how do i delete some of my aim sn's?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I am an AOL user since 1996 so "don't know how" is not the problem..
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^ I was charged 1.00 which I think they stated I would not be actually paying 1.00.
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.AOL was sued by the Ohio Attorney General in October 2003 for improper billing practices.^ Gloria Keeles file, Gkeele@@aol.com, Bill Cook files, 3/2003, Neel family.

^ Wilburn and also has an Anis Eddings listed as child of Richard D. Carol Stronstorff, Gospcp@@aol.com, 9/2003, Bill Cook files.

^ Ladell Marie Wiles (Hicks) snphicks@@aol.com, Bill Cook files 1/2003.

.The case was settled on June 8, 2005. AOL agreed to resolve any consumer complaints filed with the Ohio AG's office.^ Audrey June Valente, rudyaud@@pacbell.net, Bill Cook files 1/2005.

^ Vickie Bell, TBELLS 10@@aol.com, Bill Cook files 6/2005.

^ Melinda Massey, Mella 38@@aol.com, 1/23/2005, Bill Cook files.

.In December 2006, AOL agreed to provide restitution to Florida consumers to settle the case filed against them by the Florida Attorney General.^ Posted by: toritate at December 21, 2006 7:22 PM Where do I find "account settings" after logging into AOL? .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Kylee at December 31, 2006 9:07 AM How do I get away from my aol when in click on internet explorer...I thought this was microsoft.
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^ Posted by: tiger1445 at December 30, 2006 5:38 PM Hey Dave I am trying to create an account on the new aol free help!!
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Account cancellation

In response to approximately 300 consumer complaints, New York Attorney General's office began an inquiry of AOL’s customer service policies. The investigation revealed that the company had an elaborate scheme for rewarding employees who purported to retain or "save" subscribers who had called to cancel their Internet service. In many instances, such retention was done against subscribers’ wishes, or without their consent. Under the scheme, consumer service personnel received bonuses worth tens of thousands of dollars if they could successfully dissuade or "save" half of the people who called to cancel service. For several years, AOL had instituted minimum retention or "save" percentages, which consumer representatives were expected to meet. These bonuses, and the minimum "save" rates accompanying them, had the effect of employees not honoring cancellations, or otherwise making cancellation unduly difficult for consumers.
Many customers complained that AOL personnel ignored their demands to cancel service and stop billing. .On August 24, 2005, America Online agreed to pay $1.25 million to the state of New York and reformed its customer service procedures.^ Bank of America Profile of Radio America Online This is a profile of Radio America Online, a conservative station offering 24-hour streaming including broadcasts of G. Gordon Liddy and Michael Reagan.

^ Fantasy Dating By Michelle Stewart   |  Published 1/24/2008 More topics: America Online .

^ Until The United States of America decided to impose an Online Gambling Law.

.Under the agreement, AOL would no longer require its customer service representatives to meet a minimum quota for customer retention in order to receive a bonus.^ America Online would like nothing better than to get you hooked into its AIM service, even if you don't have an AOL account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: baldwin at August 21, 2006 12:20 PM i got a new pc and a new aol service but i would like to restore my old screenname and i dont no how .
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.On June 13, 2006, a man named Vincent Ferrari documented his account cancellation phone call in a blog post, stating he had switched to broadband years earlier.^ Phone call to me, stated that Elizabeth mother was the dtr of Enoch Chapman and Catherine Little.

.In the recorded phone call, the AOL representative refused to cancel the account unless the 30-year-old Ferrari explained why AOL hours were still being recorded on it.^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Before it asked if this was for a child and then you proceeded accordingly.s In any case I have logged in with my password to get into AOL, so why am I being asked this?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ The list of AOL SNs to choose from when signing on on my other computers still has my old (deleted) SNs.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.Ferrari insisted that AOL software was not even installed on the computer.^ Also..when istalling aol the new computer had no internet..and I clicked "install the version as another version.."...Thanks!
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.When Ferrari demanded that the account be canceled regardless, the AOL representative asked to speak with Ferrari's father, for whom the account had been set up.^ My question is how do I set up my own aol account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: toritate at December 21, 2006 7:22 PM Where do I find "account settings" after logging into AOL? .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.The conversation was aired on CNBC. When CNBC reporters tried to have an account on AOL cancelled, they were hung up on immediately and it ultimately took more than 45 minutes to cancel the account.^ Posted by: Kayla at April 23, 2007 11:45 PM i'm trying to delete a screen name off my account and when I type Names into keyword.A screen pops up with my master screen name on it.I know that the list of all the screen names should pop up but it doesn't.I've call aol and they tell me to do what i've already tried.i'm very confused.can you please help if you can.thanks .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ With all of the aol screen name problems posted here, one re-occuring problem exist's more than others with no one having the answer: .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm trying to get rid of my primary screenname (I'm not an AOL member, but I set up an email account with Netscape some years ago and can't get rid of it...
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

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.On July 19, 2006, AOL's entire retention manual was released on the Internet.^ Posted by: Kylee at December 31, 2006 9:07 AM How do I get away from my aol when in click on internet explorer...I thought this was microsoft.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: helen at July 14, 2006 7:29 PM How do I Reset my ASQ on Aol?
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[47] (7MB PDF).
.On August 3, 2006, Time Warner announced that the company would be dissolving AOL's retention centers due to its profits hinging on $1 billion in cost cuts.^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Patti at August 3, 2006 7:59 AM There is a way within AOL that you can convert a screen name into its own account.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: baldwin at August 21, 2006 12:20 PM i got a new pc and a new aol service but i would like to restore my old screenname and i dont no how .
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.The company estimated that it would lose more than six million subscribers over the following year.^ But you may lose a lot more than you gain by going to these sites and putting in an order!

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Direct marketing of disks

Prior to 2006, AOL was infamous for the unsolicited mass direct mail of CD-ROMs (and 3-1/2in floppy disks earlier) containing their software. They were the most frequent user of this marketing tactic, and received criticism from the environmental cost of the campaign.[49]

Software

.
  • In 2000, AOL was served with an $8 billion lawsuit alleging that its AOL 5.0 software caused significant difficulties for users attempting to use third-party Internet service providers.^ Posted by: Sarah at September 4, 2005 2:04 PM Ok, I can't get onto regular AOL so I am using internet Explorer, and checking my mail from there.
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    ^ We are getting a new internet provider, but will I still be able to use the same screen name on aim even when we don't have aol anymore?
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    The lawsuit sought damages of up to $1000 for each user that had downloaded the software cited at the time of the lawsuit. AOL later agreed to a settlement of $15 million, without admission of wrongdoing.[50] .Now, the AOL software has a feature called AOL Dialer, or AOL Connect on Mac OS X. This feature allows users to connect to the ISP without running the full interface.^ AOL will soon launch a new service to users of its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) software that lets them make free phone calls over the Internet, according to news reports Friday.
    • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I lost my main e-address and because I messed up on my pass word and now the damn people running AOL are playing games with me and I am tired of it.
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    ^ Steve Case, AOL's co-founder and a chief architect of its 2001 merger with Time Warner, is now calling for a breakup of the media giant.
    • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    .This allows users to use only the applications they wish to use, especially if they do not favor the AOL Browser.
  • AOL 9.0 was once identified by Stopbadware as being under investigation[51] for installing additional software without disclosure, and modifying browser preferences, toolbars, and icons.^ I was one of those lucky ones paying only $7 a month for AOL and I sure wish I just stayed with THAT! Any idea WHY they won't let you change/delete screen names anymore?
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    ^ When trying to log on to AOL, she can only use the Guest to sign in.
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    ^ I tried to call aol but because I use it for free, they basically tell me that I can't get Tech support from them.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    .However, as of the release of AOL 9.0 VR (Vista Ready) on 26 January 2007, it is no longer considered badware due to changes AOL made in the software.^ Posted by: robert at March 19, 2007 8:26 AM how do i change my screename and still have same buddylist .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: maria at February 16, 2007 7:37 PM Iwant to change my e-mail to DanCanterberry@aol.com.
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    ^ Posted by: roander at January 29, 2007 11:47 AM I saw a question on here and it had no answer.
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    [52]

Usenet newsgroups

When AOL gave clients access to Usenet in 1993, they hid at least one newsgroup in standard list view: alt.aol-sucks. .AOL did list the newsgroup in the alternative description view, but changed the description to "Flames and complaints about America Online". With AOL clients swarming Usenet newsgroups, the old, existing user base started to develop a strong distaste for both AOL and its clients, referring to the new state of affairs as Eternal September.^ How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)?
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^ Bank Fees User Tips for Bank of America Online Banking Bank of America has become one of the top banks as far as online banking is concerned.

^ Posted by: ashley at November 2, 2006 6:12 PM i wanna start a new account but keep the same aol screen name...
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.Later, AOL discontinued providing access to Usenet on 25 June 2005.[53] No official details were provided as to the cause of decommissioning Usenet access, except providing users the suggestion to access Usenet services from a third-party, Google Groups.^ Posted by: rosie at October 31, 2005 1:53 AM I have an existing AOL Account.
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^ Posted by: kamrynn at June 24, 2009 6:42 PM No matter what I try I CANNOT get to a page to add an aol screen name.
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^ Posted by: LelaT at August 25, 2005 5:05 AM i want to make a new account on aol using windows.
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Currently, AOL provides community-based Message Boards in lieu of Usenet.

Terms of Service (TOS)

.AOL has a detailed set of guidelines and expectations for users on their service, known as the Terms of Service (TOS, also known as Conditions of Service, or COS in the UK).^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
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^ At work I have high speed service and set up a free aol e-mail account.
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It is separated into three different sections: Member Agreement, Community Guidelines and Privacy Policy.[54][55] .All three agreements are presented to users at time of registration and digital acceptance is achieved when they access the AOL service.^ When AOL says that a screenname isn't available 'at this time' they're really saying that 'someone else has this screenname'.
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^ I get is, "this function is not available at this time" or, redirected to another area or NO area no matter how I try access AOL screen names..
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.There have been many complaints over rules that govern an AOL user's conduct.^ If you enter one, be warned that there are a lot of AOL users, so it's not easy to find a screen name that hasn't already been taken!
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Some users disagree with the TOS, citing the guidelines are too strict to follow coupled with the fact the TOS may change without users being made aware. A considerable cause for this was likely due to alleged censorship of user-generated content during the earlier years of growth for AOL.[56][57][58][59]

Certified e-mail

In early 2005, AOL stated its intention to implement a certified e-mail system called Goodmail, which will allow companies to send email to users with whom they have pre-existing business relationships, with a visual indication that the email is from a trusted source and without the risk that the email messages might be blocked or stripped by spam filters.
This decision has drawn fire from MoveOn, which characterizes the program as an "e-mail tax", and the EFF, which characterizes it as a shakedown of non profits.[60] .A website called Dearaol.com was launched, with an online petition and a blog that garnered hundreds of signatures from people and organizations expressing their opposition to AOL's use of goodmail.^ I tried to call aol but because I use it for free, they basically tell me that I can't get Tech support from them.
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Esther Dyson defended the move in a New York Times editorial saying "I hope Goodmail succeeds, and that it has lots of competition. I also think it and its competitors will eventually transform into services that more directly serve the interests of mail recipients. Instead of the fees going to Goodmail and EON, they will also be shared with the individual recipients.".[61]
Other members of the antispam and blogging community are broadly critical of moveon.org and the EFF's attempts to characterize this as a "shakedown".
Tim Lee of the Technology Liberation Front posted an article that questioned the EFF's adopting a confrontational posture when dealing with private companies. Lee's article cited a series of discussions on Declan McCullagh's Politechbot mailing list on this subject between the EFF's Danny O'Brien and antispammer Suresh Ramasubramanian, who has also compared the EFF's tactics in opposing Goodmail to tactics used by Republican political strategist Karl Rove. Spamassassin developer Justin Mason posted some criticism of the EFF's and Moveon's "going overboard" in their opposition to the scheme.
The dearaol.com campaign lost momentum and disappeared, with the last post to the now defunct dearaol.com blog - "AOL starts the shakedown" being made on 9 May 2006.

Search data

.On August 4, 2006, AOL released a compressed text file on one of its websites containing twenty million search keywords for over 650,000 users over a 3-month period between March 1, 2006 and May 31, intended for research purposes.^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
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^ Posted by: Patti at August 3, 2006 7:59 AM There is a way within AOL that you can convert a screen name into its own account.
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^ Posted by: kevin at January 17, 2006 4:23 PM can't remember one of my screennames on aol.
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.AOL pulled the file from public access by August 7, but not before its wide distribution on the Internet by others.^ AOL plans to cut one-third of its workforce after its spin-off from Time Warner is completed, the Internet media company announced Thursday in a government filing.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

Derivative research, titled A Picture of Search was published by authors Pass, Chowdhury and Torgeson for The First International Conference on Scalable Information Systems.
.The data are being used by Web sites such as AOLstalker for entertainment purposes, where users of AOLstalker are encouraged to judge AOL clients based on the humorousness of personal details revealed by search behavior.^ Three AOL subscribers are suing the company under privacy laws for releasing their personal search histories, according to a filing made Friday.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Tacoda, an online advertising company that uses behavioral targeting techniques to track Web user habits.
  • AOL LLC: News & Videos about AOL LLC - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

Company purchases

Company sales

AOL (Time Warner) has sold a number of its sub-companies in Europe. AOL Europe has six million users, but its subscription base had been steadily declining. .In 2005, 287,000 European AOL online users migrated to other service providers.^ America Online would like nothing better than to get you hooked into its AIM service, even if you don't have an AOL account.
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[62] .In September 2006, AOL Germany's ISP business (AOL Deutschland GmbH & Co.^ Posted by: joann at September 21, 2006 7:34 PM I want to create a new free aol.com screen name .
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KG
) was sold for $863m (€675m) to Telecom Italia.[63] AOL's German web portal (AOL Deutschland), however, is now operated by then newly founded AOL Deutschland Medien GmbH which still is a subsidiary of Time Warner. .Today, AOL Deutschland offers virtually all free services of AOL.com (see below) in German versions as well as some own products, such as an AOL VISA card.^ Posted by: joann at September 21, 2006 7:34 PM I want to create a new free aol.com screen name .
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^ Just keep saying "well, I want my own screen name, but AOL is so expensive, I just don't know why I would keep it anyway..."
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^ Posted by: john wells at July 12, 2008 3:05 PM You need to go to aol.com and the click make a screen name .
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[1](German)
.In October 2006, AOL UK's ISP business was sold for $688m (£370m) to Carphone Warehouse.^ Posted by: Karen at October 29, 2006 3:36 PM Hi Dave, I when to AOL free about two months ago.
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^ Posted by: E. Grubbs at October 15, 2006 12:23 PM Hey there,i have an aol screen name and it's not showing up on the sign in screen.
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Notable people associated with AOL

  • Marc Andreessen (Netscape co-founder)[citation needed]
  • Jim Barksdale (former director)[citation needed]
  • John Barnes (former head researcher)[citation needed]
  • Randall Boe (Executive Vice President and General Counsel)[citation needed]
  • Jason Calacanis (former CEO of Weblogs, Inc. and former .GM of Netscape)[citation needed]
  • Steve Case (former CEO and Board Chairman)[citation needed]
  • Mary Cheney (former Vice President for Consumer Advocacy)[citation needed]
  • Elwood Edwards (Voice actor)[citation needed]
  • Randy Falco (former CEO and Board Chairman)[citation needed]
  • Justin Frankel (Nullsoft founder)[citation needed]
  • Maureen Govern (former CTO)[citation needed]
  • Ron Grant (former President and COO)[citation needed]
  • Alexander Haig (former Director)[citation needed]
  • Michael Jones (former CEO of Userplane)[citation needed]
  • Jim Kimsey (former CEO and Board Chairman)[citation needed]
  • Ted Leonsis (Vice Chairman, President AOL Audience Group)[citation needed]
  • Jonathan Miller (former CEO and Board Chairman)[citation needed]
  • Robert W. Pittman (former President)[citation needed]
  • Colin Powell (former Director)[citation needed]
  • Michael Powell (involved during merge with Time Warner)[citation needed]
  • Barry Schuler (former CEO)[citation needed]
  • Marc Seriff (former CTO)[citation needed]
  • Jason Smathers (former AOL employee convicted of stealing America Online's 92 million screen names and selling it to known spammers.^ How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)?
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    ^ Her screen name is Dcdee321@aol.com.
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    ^ Log in to America Online (AOL) as usual, then choose Account Settings --> Screen Name .
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    )[66][67]
  • Jean Villanueva (former Vice President of Corporate Communications, married Steve Case in 1998)

International versions

AOL has several versions of its service for different countries. http://corp.aol.com/about-aol/international-sites/

Online security services

.AOL's recent software incarnations have provided different combinations of security features, usually involving McAfee's VirusScan and Firewall software.^ Posted by: Camille at March 31, 2007 5:58 PM I recently signed on with aol & set up a few different screen names for different purposes.
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Timeline

  • In late 2005, AOL released AOL Safety & Security Center, a bundle of McAfee anti-virus, CA anti-spyware, and proprietary firewall and phishing protection software. .The software was offered free of charge, but only to users with an AOL e-mail address or an AOL My eAddress running Microsoft Windows XP or 2000.
  • On August 7, 2006,[68] AOL released AOL Active Virus Shield.^ I only have free email and I can not log on to AOL. I really need to change my email address.
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    ^ Posted by: CINDY at August 29, 2005 5:52 PM when i try to get a new aim sn it says my aol an has too many aim sns....how do i delete some of my aim sn's?
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    ^ Posted by: lula at August 2, 2006 8:46 PM I have a screen name on another account that I shared with my x-husband.
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    This software was developed by Kaspersky Lab. .Active Virus Shield software was free and did not require an AOL account, only an internet e-mail address.
  • On June 8, 2006,[69] AOL offered a new program called AOL Active Security Monitor.^ Posted by: toritate at December 21, 2006 7:22 PM Where do I find "account settings" after logging into AOL? .
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    ^ Posted by: Karen at April 10, 2009 11:06 AM i want to create aol mail and i want a new trick in command prompt for which i hack all the passwords please reply me on my emil address .
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    ^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    This is a diagnostic tool to check the local PC's security status, and recommends additional security software from AOL or Download.com. The program rates the computer on a variety of different areas of security and general computer health. .The current version only supports Windows 2000/XP with Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater.
  • On July 18, 2007,[70] AOL released "McAfee VirusScan Plus: Special Edition from AOL" (VSP) to its free members, and a premium version, "McAfee Internet Security Suite: Special Edition from AOL" (MIS), to its paid subscribers.^ I am running AOL 9.0, which seems to be the current version.
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    ^ Posted by: alifiya at July 24, 2007 8:38 AM hi i made a screen name now i would like to know how do i sign on aol to get on the internet.......im tring to say i have a screen name but everytime i sign on it say wrog password or somethin but its not wrong cause when i get on from my phone it works .
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    ^ Posted by: maria at February 16, 2007 7:37 PM Iwant to change my e-mail to DanCanterberry@aol.com.
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    These replace both the "AOL Safety and Security Center" and the now-defunct "AOL Active Virus Shield". MIS contains all components of VSP plus includes tools like automatic back-up.

Free services

.On August 2, 2006, AOL announced a plan to offer "many" of its services for free, with or without an AOL Internet connection."^ Posted by: CINDY at August 29, 2005 5:52 PM when i try to get a new aim sn it says my aol an has too many aim sns....how do i delete some of my aim sn's?
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^ Posted by: Patti at August 3, 2006 7:59 AM There is a way within AOL that you can convert a screen name into its own account.
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^ Posted by: joann at September 21, 2006 7:34 PM I want to create a new free aol.com screen name .
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[71]
.
  • Among the announced plans are free email services.
  • Chat rooms are included with the free service, but users are required to verify the age of an account created under the free plan using a credit card.^ When I go the other route to "use existing AIM SN" it asks for cc information like I am creating another account.
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    ^ Posted by: tiger1445 at December 30, 2006 5:38 PM Hey Dave I am trying to create an account on the new aol free help!!
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    ^ At work I have high speed service and set up a free aol e-mail account.
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    AOL charges $1 to the credit card provided and then immediately refunds the charge.
  • AOL Video features professional content and allows users to upload videos as well. .The original user-orientated video service was called UnCut Video, but was abandoned.
  • AOL Local comprises their CityGuide, Yellow Pages, and Local Search to help users find local information like restaurants, local events, and directory listings.
  • AOL currently provides free usage of a custom domain name, which it calls an AOL My eAddress.^ I can not find account settings or screen names anywhere on my main page of my aol.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The best solution I have is for you to call AOL tech support and ask them to help you out.
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    ^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
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    .This allows users to create an e-mail address like 'example@whateveryouwant.com', and allows up to 100 other addresses to be created.^ It says its done, but nothing comes up except a blank white page and i cannot find any other way to create a name.
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    ^ I would like to get on my aim mail but it is coming up as invalid screen name or password and I was just on it this morning and now I am really struggling.
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    ^ When I go the other route to "use existing AIM SN" it asks for cc information like I am creating another account.
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    .These e-mail accounts can be accessed in a manner similar to other AOL and AIM e-mail accounts.
  • Xdrive was a service offered by AOL which allowed users to back up their files over the Internet.^ At work I have high speed service and set up a free aol e-mail account.
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    ^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
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    ^ I cannot respod to AOL's Master Name or AQCs, on either their 888-265-8003#, or on line account service.
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    [72] It was closed on January 12, 2009.[73]
  • Games.com is an online page featuring browser-based games. it is part of the main AOL website, under games.

Other developments

.
  • In late 2006, AOL began offering free and unlimited digital picture storage for both free and paid accounts.^ Posted by: toritate at December 21, 2006 7:22 PM Where do I find "account settings" after logging into AOL? .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Granny at February 20, 2006 12:31 AM Granny, I would call and talk with the AOL account folk.
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    ^ Posted by: ashley at November 2, 2006 6:12 PM i wanna start a new account but keep the same aol screen name...
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    .Original resolutions are preserved, and an ActiveX control provides a drag-n-drop interface within web browsers, permitting users to drop an entire folder of photos into the web page to upload them.
  • On October 4, 2006, AOL released a free Internet suite called AOL OpenRide, which combines a web browser, instant messenger, email client and media player.
  • On February 16, 2007, it was announced that AOL now supports OpenID.^ Posted by: toritate at December 21, 2006 7:22 PM Where do I find "account settings" after logging into AOL? .
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The best solution I have is for you to call AOL tech support and ask them to help you out.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've been running around this web page "ask dave" too long now.
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    .June 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • On March 13, 2008, AOL purchased the popular networking site Bebo for $850m (£417m).^ Posted by: Camille at March 31, 2007 5:58 PM I recently signed on with aol & set up a few different screen names for different purposes.
    • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted by: Joan at January 12, 2007 8:57 AM i can not access Settings on my aol screen, i keep getting a blank white screen.
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    ^ Posted by: Marjorie Campbell at June 18, 2008 8:47 AM I cannot get to AOL account settings.
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    .November 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • On July 25, 2008 AOL announced it was shedding Xdrive, AOL Pictures, and BlueString to save on costs and focus on its core advertising business.^ Posted by: john wells at July 12, 2008 3:05 PM You need to go to aol.com and the click make a screen name .
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    Xdrive may be put up for sale.[74] AOL Pictures was terminated on December 31, 2008.
  • On October 31, 2008, AOL Hometown (a web hosting service for the websites of AOL customers) and the AOL Journal blog hosting service were eliminated,[75] after first announcing the impending shutdown on September 30, 2008[76]
  • On February 25, 2009, AOL merged AIM Profiles with Bebo.

Movie studios partnership

AOL's Beverly Hills branch office
AOL's Silicon Valley branch office
.On Friday, August 25, 2006, AOL announced that it had signed a deal with several major movie studios to open an online video store allowing users to "download to own" full length movies and television shows.^ Posted by: elisa at August 11, 2006 10:12 AM How do I sign up to get a screen name and also check my mail?
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^ Posted by: bill at August 16, 2006 6:23 PM i want a screen name becuse ican not sign in my space .
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^ Posted by: Patti at August 3, 2006 7:59 AM There is a way within AOL that you can convert a screen name into its own account.
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The deal was signed with News Corporation's 20th Century Fox, Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBC Universal's Universal Pictures, and former corporate sibling Warner Home Entertainment Group.[77]

See also


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  73. ^ "Xdrive storage site to close". Webuser (IPC Media Limited). January 5, 2009. http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/news.php?id=274634. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  74. ^ Washingtonpost.com, AOL shutting 3 services to cut costs, focus on ads
  75. ^ AOL's PeopleConnectionBlog.com: We're Closing Our Doors
  76. ^ We're Closing Our Doors - notice that was linked from banners on Hometown sites
  77. ^ "AOL Goes Hollywood With Video Portal". The Washington Post. 2006-08-25. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401544.html. 

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This company category is a stub. Help us expand it with details as well as a {{company}} infobox. .Reliable information can be researched on wikipedia or you can just search for "AOL" on Google.^ Posted by: Cynthia at March 7, 2007 8:41 AM you have to have a paid account with aol to add or delete screen names...i just called them.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

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  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

Do this and you get a cookie.
America Online
Founded 1983 (Quantum Computer Services)
Founder(s) Bill von Meister, Steve Case, Jim Kimsey
.AOL was an internet services company that provided subscribers their own set of services, which included some of the first internet-based games (and the first MMORPG).^ The initial AOL service was set up 7-9 years ago, by either my wife, or an unknown installer while I was overseas.
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ My dad changed his password and has been telling me to make my own account, and i'm reading the directions but I don't have an "aol menu" and I can't find account settings anywhere!
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm trying to get rid of my primary screenname (I'm not an AOL member, but I set up an email account with Netscape some years ago and can't get rid of it...
  • How to create new screen names on AOL (America Online)? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 10 September 2009 20:36 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

At their peak, they had 30 million subscribers, but their subscriber base was reduced to as much as 10 million after merging with Time Warner.

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America Online (or AOL) is a U.S.-based online service provider and Internet service provider. It has been in business since 1985.

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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