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AOL Instant Messenger is dead - Quartz

It's a sad day for US kids who grew up in the 1990s. Oath, the Verizon subsidiary that owns the remnants of AOL, announced that on Dec. 15, it will be shutting down AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), a little over 20 years after it launched. AIM was one of ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years - TechCrunch

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps ...and more »

A Going-Away Message: AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down - New York Times

AOL Instant Messenger, the chat program that connected a generation to their classmates and crushes while guiding them through the early days of digital socializing, will shut down on Dec. 15, a decision its parent company announced in October ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger Is Heading to the Technology Graveyard - KVOA Tucson News

AOL Instant Messenger, the trailblazing chat program beloved by 90s kids and people relieved they would no longer have to get up and talk to their co-workers in person, is officially heading into retirement, the company announced Friday. The famous ...and more »

So Long, AIM. For Years, For Millions, You Were the Internet - WIRED

The best preservation of my middle- and high-school years doesn't exist in a yearbook or in a diary. All you need to know about me, between the ages of 12 and 17, you could find in my AIM chat logs. AOL—or Oath, or Verizon, or whatever the messy ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off - Wall Street Journal

AOL Instant Messenger has set up an away message—permanently. The messaging service, also called AIM, is shutting down Dec. 15. AOL Instant Messenger, which is now owned by Verizon Communications Inc., brought instant messaging into the ...and more »

7 Fast Facts About AIM to Make You LOL - Mental Floss

AIM, the chat service that ruled the '90s and the early 2000s, is dead. AOL's parent company Oath has announced that it would be retiring the service (which, to be honest, we didn't realize was still kicking), sending that yellow running man off into ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) officially dies on December 15 -

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves. On December 15, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) will be no more. Oath officially announced the sad news today. Oath, by the way, is the Verizon subsidiary that holds the combined operations of Yahoo and AOL.and more »

PSA: Don't share your old AIM screen name - TechCrunch

Hello it's the fun police! Were you having a nice time engaging in nostalgia about the death of AOL Instant Messenger? Was it fun to look back on your old AIM login, how young you were, KrazyKat99, without a care in the world? Yes, we at TechCrunch ...and more »

AIM will shut down after 20 years - The Verge

It's a sad moment: AIM, AOL's long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people's first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people ...and more »