America Online

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope
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Originally known as Quantum Computer Services, Quantum Link, or Q-Link, AOL (America Online) was co-founded by Steve Case in 1985. It is one of the most iconic ISPs (Internet service providers) in the history of the web.

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Today, AOL has shifted its focus towards content development and had acquired such online properties as TechCruch, The Huffington Post,, and many more.

Contact information

Phone: (800) 827-6364
Members phone: (888) 265-8008
Fax: None or unknown
TTY: (800) 759-3323
Website: Official AOL website
Official WinAmp website
Official ICQ website
Official MapQuest website
E-mail: AOL contact page
Address: America Online, Inc.
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, VA 20166
Stock: AOL

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Company news

June 23, 2015 - Verizon announced it had completed the acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion.

2010 - TechCrunch was acquired by AOL.

March 1, 2008 - AOL ended support for the Netscape Internet browser.

November 3, 2002 - AOL announced that AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) and ICQ work together.

June 13, 2001 - AOL released Netscape 6.1 beta.

May 22, 2001 - AOL raises its access rates $1.95 a month.

March 08, 2001 - AOL membership surpassed 28 million.

January 10, 2000 - AOL announced it had acquired Time Warner for $164 billion in stock and became AOL Time Warner.

December 22, 1999 - AOL bought MapQuest for 1.1 billion dollars.

June 1, 1999 - AOL purchased Nullsoft.

November 24, 1998 - AOL announced it would acquire Netscape Communications for an estimated value of $4.2 billion.

October 15, 1998 - MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. announced that it had completed the acquisition of SpryNet from America Online, Inc. Terms of the agreement include the transfer of SpryNet's subscribers, assets, and intellectual property to MindSpring. The expected sale price is between $35 million and $45 million.

June 8, 1998 - AOL purchased Mirabilis, the makers of ICQ for $287 million.