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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 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 »

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 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 -

AIM will officially shut down on December 15 after 20 years in service, its parent company announced Friday. The news marks the end of an era for anyone who came of age with the internet in the late 90s and early 2000s. When AIM launched in 1997, using ...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 »

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 »

Oath is killing off AOL's AIM after 20 years - The INQUIRER

AOL INSTANT Messenger, better known to most as AIM, is to close after twenty years. For many, their first experience of instant messaging, AIM is the latest victim of the streamlining going on at the new AOL-Yahoo conglomeration Oath. "AIM tapped into ...and more »

AIM Shuts Down After 20 Years Without Ever Making a Dent in the Business Market - Small Business Trends

After 20 years, when people needed to get off the phone to go online, AOL Instant Messenger was there. Now it's leaving for good before the end of the year. Goodbye (AOL). Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting ...and more »