This also coincided with a new "carpet bombing" marketing campaign by CMO Jan Brandt to distribute as many free trial AOL trial disks as possible through nonconventional distribution partners.
At one point, 50% of the CDs produced worldwide had an AOL logo.
It originally provided a dial-up service to millions of Americans, as well as providing a web portal, e-mail, instant messaging and later a web browser following its purchase of Netscape. AOL rapidly declined thereafter, partly due to the decline of dial-up and rise of broadband.
At the height of its popularity, it purchased the media conglomerate Time Warner in the largest merger in U. AOL was eventually spun off from Time Warner in 2009, with Tim Armstrong appointed the new CEO.
What’s great about getting on the dating scene of AOL Personals is that you’re not just limited to a sexual preference for your choices.
You can also browse through the available profiles and check out someone’s interest, faith, ethnicity, and even one’s dating stage in life.
From the beginning, AOL included online games in its mix of products; many classic and casual games were included in the original Play Net software system.
Aside from the potential matches you can meet over AOL Personals, you’ll also be given a daily dose of videos and essays on love and romance.
In August 1988, Quantum launched PC Link, a service for IBM-compatible PCs developed in a joint venture with the Tandy Corporation.
After the company parted ways with Apple in October 1989, Quantum changed the service's name to America Online.
Under his leadership, the company invested in media brands and advertising technologies.
On June 23, 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications for .4 billion.