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

AIM, the AOL-run instant messaging app that launched in 1997 and would go on to dominate the online chat space for the next decade, is shutting down after 20 years. “If you were a 90's kid, chances are there was a point in time when AOL Instant ...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 »

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 »

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

I was saddened this week to learn of the passing of a technological titan: the great AOL Instant Messenger. I knew it simply as Aim and I owe it a debt of gratitude, for it helped to make me the strapping, confident young man I am today, with decently ...and more »

AOL AIM will soon be defunct - The Business Journals

Anthony Noto, Reporter - New York Business Journal Oct 9, 2017, 8:15am EDT Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 10:59am EDT. AOL. J. Jennings Moss. Verizon announced it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion. Sign up for our free newsletter. Sign Up. Facebook · LinkedIn ...and more »

Last week in tech: Remember to set your final AIM away message - Popular Science

We will miss you, round-headed AIM guy. Oath. Like many elder millennials, I consider AOL Instant Messenger a fundamental part of my internet upbringing. Last week, however, we got the news that Oath (the conglomerate containing the company formerly ...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 »

The Five Traits Of Entrepreneurial Leadership - Forbes

AOL will be shutting down AIM, its instant messenger service, on December 15. This iconic product was highly popular during its heyday. According to the Wall Street Journal, AIM grew from 13 million users in 1997 to over 65 million users in 2000. While ...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 »

AOL Instant Messenger Is Finally Saying Goodbye - MakeUseOf

You might be surprised to discover that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is still a thing. You may be less surprised that Oath, which owns AOL and Yahoo, has decided AIM's time is now up. So on December 15, 2017, the last few people still using AIM need to ...and more »