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.
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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyVerizon Media Group
HQNew York, US
Websiteaol.com
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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$1 b
In total, AOL had raised $1 b. AOL is a subsidiary of Verizon Media Group

AOL Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
ConvertroMay 06, 2014$101 m
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AOL Online and Social Media Presence

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AOL News and Updates

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Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong wrote a weird memo announcing his startup's spirit animal, and picking the wolf because it's 'flow' spelled backwards

On Thursday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced he'll be launching a new company focused on the direct-to-consumer retail market. In a bizarre memo sent to friends and family explaining his latest venture, published by CNBC, Armstrong announced his company's 'spirit animal'. Armstrong chose the wolf …

Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong launched a new company that wants to help Instagram brands grow and put on Coachella-like 'experiences' (GOOG, VZ)

Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced he'll be launching a new company focused on the direct-to-consumer retail market.  According to a CNBC report, Armstrong's latest venture named "the dtx company" will work with retail businesses created online and help them connect directly with consumers. T…

The One Law That’s The Cause Of Everything Good And Terrible About The Internet

And the push to change it, for good or ill.

Check out this first of its kind, direct-to-consumer urine-testing app with FDA clearance

Urinary tract infections are highly uncomfortable and distracting, and they are very common for women because of the female anatomy. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, many women experience more than one infection during their lifetimes. Many of the afflicted try resolving the infection on their…

The newest emerging startup scene to watch is in Louisville, Kentucky — and big names are starting to take notice

Louisville, Kentucky was the first repeat stop on AOL cofounder Steve Case's Rise of the Rest bus tour. For the past four years, Case and his team have visited and invested in 38 cities across 26 states Louisville's startup scene is still young, but has the support of the Louisville mayor and Kent…
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AOL Blogs

Hailey Baldwin explains why becoming a Bieber 'takes adjusting'

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity News From Baldwin to Bieber. Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) opened up about the decision-making process behind changing her last name after her wedding to husband Justin Bieber in September 2018.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Com…

Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct, emotional abuse in New York Times report

Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Music News Singer, songwriter and producer Ryan Adams has been accused of sexual misconduct in a report by the New York Times. Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik interviewed seven women, including Adams’s ex-wife Mandy Moore, and more than a dozen associates who “de…

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Filed under: News, US, Controversy WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel in the Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in U.S. illegally

Filed under: News, US, Courts/Legal A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral.…

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump envoy Elliott Abrams clash at Venezuela hearing

Filed under: News, Politics, Congress Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed on Wednesday with Elliott Abrams, President Donald Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, at a heated House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing about the crisis in the South American country.Read more... Permalink | Email…

Kate Middleton dazzles in a pink Gucci gown while at a gala benefitting mental health

Filed under: Lifestyle, Style, Fashion Kate Middleton has had a busy day. This morning she attended a mental health conference (wearing a Dolce & Gabbana tweed ensemble) and tonight she attended a glittering gala in the Gucci gown of our dreams.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blo…
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AOL Company Life and Culture

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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 Alphr, Quartz and Politico.

  • Where is AOL headquarters?

    AOL headquarters is located at 770 Broadway, New York.

  • Where are AOL offices?

    AOL has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does AOL have?

    AOL has 1 office.