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AOL to shut down its instant messaging app AIM after 20 years -

The AOL logo is posted on a sign in front of the AOL Inc. offices on February 7, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). X. - A A +. Listen. AIM, the AOL-run instant messaging app that launched in 1997 and would go on to ...and more »

​Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger - ZDNet

Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway. Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system. Now, Verizon, AOL's owner, is closing AIM's doors ...and more »

What Are Your Favorite AIM Memories? - Lifehacker

With last week's news that AOL Instant Messenger will be shutting down for good later this year, Internet denizens of a certain age found ourselves getting a touch sentimental. After all, AIM was the premiere (and only?) messaging platform of choice in ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger To Shut Down After 20 Years - Silicon UK

One of the pioneers of instant messaging on the Internet, at least in the consumer sphere, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is to stop working later this year – 20 years after it first debuted. In an era of dial-up Internet, AIM debuted in May 1997 and ...and more »

End of an era: AOL shuts down Instant Messenger AIM after 20 years - Netimperative

AOL is discontinuing its pioneering AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) chat platform after 20 years of service, usurped by chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. An article on AOL's website on Friday said AOL Instant Messenger will be discontinued on 15 ...and more »

RIP, AOL Instant Messenger, may bald orange angels sing thee to thy rest - The Guardian

AOL announced on 6 October that it will discontinue its once-popular Instant Messenger platform on 15 December. Photograph: Axel Heimken/AP. I was saddened this week to learn of the passing of a technological titan: the great AOL Instant Messenger. I ...and more »

AOL AIM will soon be defunct - The Business Journals

Back in the 1990s, most U.S. consumers used AOL as their front door to the Internet with AIM as the main tool to send instant messages to their "buddy list." Even though we're far removed from the dial-up days, AIM has managed to last all these years ...and more »

My AIM is going, going, gone.... - ChicagoNow (blog)

On December 15, 2017, American Online (AOL), is pulling the plug on its "Instant Messenger", on its twentieth birthday. A company called Oath is killing the messenger. Goodbye, AIM. Goodbye Little Running Guy. It's been a decade or better since you ...and more »

Saying goodbye to the proto-social network of AOL Instant Messenger - Ars Technica

Many people remember specific, weird things about September 11, 2001. For me, it was a headline about stamps tucked into the chaos. As I started to absorb the horror of the day through TV and online news sources that Tuesday morning, I noticed an odd ...and more »

Why Oath Is Preparing to Pull Plug on Obsolete AOL Instant Messenger - eWeek

In a move that signals the end of an era, Oath, the Verizon-owned company that includes the internet assets of America Online and Yahoo, announced Oct. 6 it will shut down AOL Instant Messenger Dec. 15. The move only recognizes the obvious: AIM has ...and more »