American Online, a subsidiary of Time Warner from 2000 to 2009, is a well-known Internet service provider.
AOL: An online information services company based in Vienna, Virginia that provides e-mail, newsgroups, educational and entertainment services, and supports access to the Internet. AOL is one of the largest Internet service providers in the United States.
To create a brand effect, so that "America Online" deeply into the hearts of people, for this reason, America Online not only in the internal development of the creation of their own special products, but also pay attention to the outside world, some brands, in the United States outside the online has been generated, then, the approach taken by America Online is to buy them. From ICQ, Spinner, to Winamp, MovieFone, etc., are the products of America Online's policy of saving the country.
At a time when other companies still had little idea about online advertising, America Online had already started to implement its own advertising strategy. First, a little-known long-distance telephone company signed a $1 million deal with America Online. Because online advertising is much cheaper than doing it on TV or newspapers, and it can save a lot of extra expenses by checking out with America Online's users through the Internet. They were followed by two big customers - Amazon online bookstore and Barnes & Nobel, the largest retail bookstore, which both began using America Online for book sales.
It's been over 20 years since Steve Case created the world's first online service provider, yet it might seem impossible to remember life before dial-up internet. Today, many people spend their days with AOL's suite of tools, which include email, chat rooms, news articles and video clips. AOL Mail is an email server that provides storage for up to 3GB of messages with attachments. The interface is relatively easy to use and you can send messages without signing in. AOL also has a Webmail service so you can access your mail from anywhere on the Internet using your browser or by using IMAP or POP3 protocols. AOL News is the world's premier news service, with services in print and online. Though the word "news" might imply a free publication, AOL News has also charged for subscriptions to get better search results, more pages and more email. AOL Video is a collection of links to media companies that produce online video content. The site includes links to ringtones, music videos and news videos. Some of the videos are free while others require a subscription to view full programs. AOL Sports provides sports scores, statistics and news for over 2,000 leagues including baseball, basketball and hockey. Scores are updated in real-time so you can stay on top of your favorite sports teams.