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
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Parent CompanyVerizon Media Group
HQNew York, US
AOL is headquartered in New York, US

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Key People/Management at AOL

Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong

Chairman and CEO

AOL Office Locations

AOL has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
770 Broadway
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AOL Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$1 b
In total, AOL had raised $1 b. AOL is a subsidiary of Verizon Media Group

AOL Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
ConvertroMay 06, 2014$101 m

AOL Online and Social Media Presence

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AOL News and Updates

Former AOL and Google exec Tim Armstrong is pronouncing a day for direct-to-consumer brands to rival Black Friday and promising them an audience of at least 100 million

Former AOL and Google executive Tim Armstrong is pronouncing Nov. 15 as DTC Friday to promote direct to consumer brands.  His startup, called the dtx company, is promoting DTC brands through ads featuring their founders and products on TV, billboards and digital media. The idea is to use technolog…

AOL Founder Steve Case Launches Second $150 Million ‘Rise Of The Rest’ Fund To Back Entrepreneurs Across U.S.

At the Forbes Under 30 Summit, AOL founder Steve Case unveiled a second $150 million Rise of the Rest fund and new billionaire backers to join supporters such as Jeff Bezos, Sara Blakely and Ray Dalio.

WeWork's unraveling will have a chilling effect on direct-to-consumer companies, says former AOL and Google exec and DTX Company CEO Tim Armstrong

WeWork's unraveling public offering plan will have fallout for direct-to-consumer brands and other companies eyeing IPOs, said Tim Armstrong, former AOL and Google exec and founder and CEO of the DTX Company. Armstrong said that one such company that could take a hit could be Peloton, despite its …

WeWork's new co-CEOs have experience at tech giants like Amazon and AOL

In announcing that co-founder Adam Neumann is stepping down, WeWork elevated Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham to the co-CEO positions.

Key Words: AOL tried to buy Facebook, YouTube back in the day, ex-CEO says

In an alternate universe, AOL is the world’s dominant internet company, worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Maybe even a trillion.

AOL Co-Founder: 2020 Candidates Need to Address the Entrepreneurial Gap

More than 75% of venture capital last year went to California, New York, and Massachusetts, writes Steve Case.
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AOL Blogs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends herself after critics say she used fake accent: 'Step right off'

Filed under: News, Politics, Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is defending herself after critics say she used a fake accent during a speech to a crowd of primarily black people.“Folks talking about my voice can step right off,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter Friday night. “Any kid who grew up in a…

Marlo Thomas then and now: See the 'That Girl' star through the years

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity News In the early 1970s, everyone had a crush on Marlo Thomas. And who could blame them?Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Virginia stuns Auburn on controversial 3-shot foul in final second

Filed under: News, Sports, College Auburn was nearly there. At Toomer’s Corner, toilet paper was already flying. With one second remaining in Saturday’s first Final Four showdown, and with a two-point lead, the Tigers had a first national championship appearance in program history at their fin…

Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville announces run for U.S. Senate in Alabama

Filed under: News, Sports, College Tommy Tuberville says he is following through on a plan to pursue public office this time around. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke calls Biden's response 'disrespectful and inexcusable'

Filed under: News, Politics, 2020 Election Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, spoke out Friday in support of the women who have come forward to accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior, calling out the former vice president’s joking response to the scandal as “disrespectful and ine…

Michael Avenatti releases documents alleging Nike paid families of top college basketball recruits

Filed under: News, Sports, College Attorney Michael Avenatti, facing federal extortion charges against Nike, continued to release additional information this weekend against the shoe company that alleges widespread payments to the families of top high school basketball players in a manner that app…
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AOL Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are AOL key executives?

    AOL's key executives are Tim Armstrong.

  • Who are AOL competitors?

    Competitors of AOL include Business Insider, Politico and Quartz.

  • Where is AOL headquarters?

    AOL headquarters is located at 770 Broadway, New York.

  • Where are AOL offices?

    AOL has an office in New York.

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    AOL has 1 office.