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PublicNYSE:AOL
Date12/2009
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websiteaol.com
Blogblog.aol.com
Twitter@aol
CategoryNews/Media
Phone+1-703-265-1000
Employees8,000
Founded5/1985

Offices

People

Co-Founder
CEO, Aol Brand Group, Board of Directors
CEO, Chairman
CTO
CFO
Chief Technology Officer
CTO
Vice President of Business Development
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Acquisitions

Total$9.73B
Gravity, 1/2014 $90.7M
Adap.tv, 8/2013 $405M
Aiguarentacar, 6/2013
gdgt, 2/2013
Certify Data Systems, 11/2012
Hipster, 3/2012
Outside.in, 3/2011
The Huffington Post, 2/2011 $315M
about.me, 12/2010 $35M
Pictela, 12/2010
Unblab, 12/2010
TechCrunch, 9/2010
Thing Labs, 9/2010
5min Media, 9/2010 $65M
Rally Up, 8/2010
MMAFighting.com, 7/2009
Going, 6/2009 $10M
Patch, 6/2009 $7M
Emurse, 4/2009
Socialthing, 8/2008
eVoice, 7/2008
Sphere, 4/2008
Surphace, 4/2008 $25M
Bebo, 3/2008 $850M
Goowy, 2/2008
buy.at, 2/2008 $125M
Yedda, 11/2007
Quigo, 11/2007 $363M
Tacoda, 7/2007 $275M
ADTECH, 5/2007
Third Screen Media, 5/2007
Relegence, 11/2006
GameDaily, 8/2006
Userplane, 8/2006 $40M
Lightningcast, 5/2006
Truveo, 1/2006
MusicNow, 11/2005
Weblogs, 10/2005
WildSeed, 8/2005
Xdrive, 8/2005 $30M
MailBlocks, 8/2005
Advertising.com, 8/2004 $435M
Singing Fish, 11/2003
InfoInterActive, 5/2001 $28.2M
iAmaze, 9/2000
Quack, 9/2000
MapQuest, 12/1999 $1.1B
Spinner.com, 6/1999 $320M
Nullsoft, 6/1999 $80M
MovieFone, 5/1999 $525M
When, 4/1999
Netscape, 11/1998 $4.2B
ICQ, 6/1998 $407M
Personal Library Software, 1/1998
CompuServe, 11/1997
Global Network Navigator, 11/1996
ImagiNation Network, 8/1996
Johnson-Grace, 2/1996
Medior, 5/1995
BookLink Technologies, 12/1994
NaviSoft, 12/1994

Investments

Brightcove 11/2005
KAYAK 12/2004
KAYAK 1/2004
Mozilla 7/2003
Ancestry 9/1999
XO Group 1/1996

Funding

POST IPO FUNDING
Post IPO Equity, 12/2005
Google
$1B

Competitors

Tags

AOL

AOL is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audience, and a suite of popular Web brands and products.

The company’s strategy focuses on increasing the scale and sophistication of its advertising platform and growing the size and engagement of its global online audience through leading products and programming.

History of Aol:

AOL was founded in the early 1980’s as Control Video Corp, with an online service, Gameline, for the Atari 2600 console. In 1985 the company was re-named Quantum Computer Services and was the first online service launched for the Commodore 64 and 128 consoles. In 1988, the company created an online service for the PC and changed its name to AOL (America Online), becoming over the next decade the premier Online access subscription business, at one point having almost 25MM subscribers.

AOL originally went public in 1992 and grew to become the largest online access and portal company on the Web. In 2000, AOL acquired Time Warner for $160B+ in what was then considered to be the largest M&A transaction, and the company was re-named AOL Time Warner. The merger was not fruitful and on May 28, 2009, Time Warner announced that it would spin off AOL into a separate public company. The spinoff occurred on December 9, 2009, ending the eight-year relationship between the two companies.

Since then, AOL has focused on reinventing itself as a brand company under the guidance of CEO Tim Armstrong, creating and acquiring a range of content properties. Major acquisitions include the purchase of technology news blog TechCrunch in September 2010, and on March 7, 2011, the purchase of The Huffington Post. Other AOL brands include Moviefone, Engadget, Patch, Stylelist, MapQuest, Cambio and about.me.

Recent Milestones

Videos

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Screenshots

AOL screenshot
Above: AOL Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 12/18/10

Products

AIM iphone App
AOL Radio iPhone App
KitchenDaily.com
Propeller
Seed
Xdrive
myAOL

Stock Price

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Aol

Sources

  1. Settings Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. AOL Is Acquiring Video Ad Platform Adap.tv For $405M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. AOL Acquires Personal (aiguarentacar.it) [edit]
  4. AOL buys GDGT to beef up engineering and design — gives you a chance to delete your account (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  5. HUMANA ACQUIRES CERTIFY DATA SYSTEMS (freshnews.com) [edit]
  6. Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Confirmed: AOL's Patch Buys Hyperlocal News Site Outside.In (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. We Have A New Uber Boss, And She's Greek: Aol Buys HuffPo For $315 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. techcrunch.com [edit]
  10. AOL Acquires Pictela (freshnews.com) [edit]
  11. AOL Acquires Email Prioritization App Unblab To Boost Project Phoenix (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. techcrunch.com [edit]
  13. Our New Parent, AOL, Confirms Our Scoop On Them Buying Thing Labs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Confirmed: AOL Buys Video Syndication Company 5min (For $65 Million) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. techcrunch.com [edit]
  16. AOL Tries M&A Jujitsu, Buys Martial Arts Site MMAFighting (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  17. AOL Buys Two Local Startups, Including One Backed By CEO Armstrong (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  18. AOL Buys Two Local Startups, Including One Backed By CEO Armstrong (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  19. blog.emurse.com [edit]
  20. Suddenly, AOL Loves Lifestreaming; Buys Socialthing! (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. Citation Needed [add]
  22. AOL Buys Sphere (redherring.com) [edit]
  23. techcrunch.com [edit]
  24. AOL Buys Bebo For $850 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  25. Amid Yahoo Turmoil, AOL Makes An Acquisition (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. techcrunch.com [edit]
  27. AOL Gets Into Q&A Business, Acquires Israel’s Yedda (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  28. JMP Securities [edit]
  29. AOL Buys Tacoda for $275 Million (alleyinsider.com) [edit]
  30. ADTECH (adtech.info) [edit]
  31. ClickZ (clickz.com) [edit]
  32. AOL Acquires Relegence Corporation (relegence.com) [edit]
  33. AOL expands video games with GameDaily acquisition (itwire.com) [edit]
  34. techcrunch.com [edit]
  35. news.com [edit]
  36. Citation Needed [add]
  37. AOL Announces Acquisition of MusicNow (corp.aol.com) [edit]
  38. TimeWarner (rtnzxyupyoys.com) [edit]
  39. AOL acquires skins-maker Wildseed (telephonyonline.com) [edit]
  40. America Online, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Xdrive, Inc. (timewarner.com) [edit]
  41. America Online, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Mailblocks, Inc. (timewarner.com) [edit]
  42. Citation Needed [add]
  43. AOL acquires multimedia search provider (news.zdnet.com) [edit]
  44. COMPANY NEWS; AOL TIME WARNER AGREES TO ACQUIRE INFOINTERACTIVE (query.nytimes.com) [edit]
  45. AOL Acquires iAmaze (internetnews.com) [edit]
  46. AOL Acquires Voice Portal Quack.com (computerworld.com.au) [edit]
  47. AOL buys MapQuest in Billion Dollar Deal (ecommercetimes.com) [edit]
  48. AOL buys Spinner, Nullsoft for $400 million (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  49. AOL buys Spinner, Nullsoft for $400 million (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  50. Short Take: AOL acquires MovieFone (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  51. AOL Buys Calendar Company (pcworld.com) [edit]
  52. AOL buys Netscape for $4.2 billion (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  53. AOL Buys Israel's Mirabilis (internetnews.com) [edit]
  54. AOL Acquires Personal Library Software (newsbreaks.infotoday.com) [edit]
  55. AOL-CompuServe deal cleared (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  56. Acquisition Agreement - America Online Inc., Global Network Navigator Inc. (contracts.corporate.findlaw.com) [edit]
  57. America Online Acquires Imagination Network (timewarner.com) [edit]
  58. AMERICA ONLINE, INC. ACQUIRES JOHNSON-GRACE (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  59. AOL Plans To Buy 2 Bay Firms (articles.sfgate.com) [edit]
  60. America Online to acquire two Internet companies.(BookLink Technologies Inc., NaviSoft Inc.) (highbeam.com) [edit]
  61. America Online to acquire two Internet companies.(BookLink Technologies Inc., NaviSoft Inc.) (highbeam.com) [edit]
  62. techcrunch.com [edit]
  63. wp.kayak.com [edit]
  64. wp.kayak.com [edit]
  65. AOL (aol.com) [edit]
  66. findarticles.com [edit]
  67. The Knot Milestones (xogroupinc.com) [edit]
  68. Time Warner's AOL and Google to Expand Strategic Alliance (google.com) [edit]
  69. AOL Previews New Brand Identity for its Future as an Independent Content-Driven Company (corp.aol.com) [edit]
    businessinsider.com [edit]
    OUCH: AOL Sold Buy.at For Just $17 Million -- A $108 Million Loss (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    AOL Sells Instant Messaging Service ICQ To DST For $187.5 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    AOL To Sell Bebo For Around $10 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    AOL Will Launch A Groupon Clone (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    Updated: Ex-ABCNews.com Head Dube Joins AOL As SVP-GM AOL News & Info (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    AOL's Finance Officer Just Bagged A $2.25 Million Bonus (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    AOL Announces Launch of AOL Government (freshnews.com) [edit]
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