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AIM Has Officially Shut Down, Marks The End Of An Era
For those who are old enough to remember, back in the early days of the internet before the likes of Skype, WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, WeChat, and Snapchat, there existed other instant messenger platforms like IRC, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, and of course one of the classics, AIM, which in case you’ve forgotten, has shut down today.

AOL Instant Messenger Bites The Dust On December 15th
The world has moved on since the ’90s and we’ve left many of the things that we used back then in the past. AOL Instant Messenger or AIM is one of those things. Seeing as how there’s no need for it to be around anymore, Oath has confirmed that AIM will be shut down on December 15. Oath is the Verizon subsidiary that holds the combined operations of AOL and […]

Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Power AOL Search
Building a search engine from scratch isn’t easy, especially when considering that there are several companies out there like Microsoft and Google who are doing a far better job and have amassed way more experience and content. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft’s Bing search engine will now power AOL search.According to a post on Microsoft’s blog by Rik van der Kooi, “Today, […]

Verizon Announces Plans To Acquire AOL
AOL is a tech company that has been around since the 1980s where it was known by a different name. Over the decades the function of the company has evolved, with its latest iteration as being a company that helps develop and grow brands, such as The Huffington Post, Engadget, TechCrunch, and more.Now it seems that Verizon wants what AOL has as the carrier has officially announced their plans to […]


83 Year Old Billed $24,000 By AT&T For AOL Dial Up
As hard as it may be to believe that are still more than two million people in the United States that are still paying for AOL’s dial up service in this day and age. Ron Dorff, an 83 year old Los Angeles resident is one of them. Now we’ve all experienced bill shock at some point in our lives but imagine the shock he got when he found out that […]

Apple Dropping iTunes Sign-In Support For AOL Usernames
Previously if you had an AOL username, you could sign into the Apple iTunes App Store, iBooks Store, or the music store using your username as opposed to an Apple ID. However it looks like Apple has decided to put an end to that support which was revealed in a recently uploaded support document on Apple’s website.According to the support document, Apple will be ending their support on the 31st […]

Joystiq Looks Set To Bid Adieu
It seems as though the folks over at AOL are trying to cut down costs which are deemed to be unnecessary, or burdensome to the bottom line – which is what any business would do when the times get tough. In fact, one of the latest “victims” to fall to this particular policy would be the aged and well loved online video game publication known as Joystiq, under part of […]

AOL Cyberattack Puts Millions At Risk
AOL announced today that it was recently hit by a cyberattack. It is now working with federal authorities to investigate the attack. Meanwhile the company urges millions of its users to change their passwords and security questions as hackers were able to steal the information. The company claims that only about 2 percent of its accounts were compromised.

AOL Will Stream Movies Online For Free
AOL has signed a deal with Miramax which will allow it to stream some of its full-length films to users in the U.S. These movies will be free to watch through a new “Movies” section that will go live across the AOL On Network for video. Until now this only featured shortform series and clips. There’s just one catch. This service will be ad-supported so users will have to bear […]

Winamp Lives To Play Another Day
If you owned a computer back in the ’90s, you might have heard of Winamp. It was quite popular, call it the iTunes of the ’90s if you will. This popular music player has been around for quite a long time, but its popularity died down in the mid-2000s, as users were captivated by newer products. AOL, which owned Winamp, had announced its decision to shut down Winamp on December […]

Winamp Is Reportedly Being Sold To Radionomy
We have all used Winamp at some point in our lives, its one of those things that have their very own special place in our hearts. Only recently it was reported that Winamp is going to shut down, which made quite a few people nostalgic about the times spent playing music with the software, but it appears that Winamp might live to play music another day. TechCrunch claims to have […]

Winamp Not Shutting Down After All (Rumor)
Sometime last month, we brought you word that Winamp will be shutting down after being in the business for 15 years. Apparently, “shutting down” here meant that it will no longer be supported, and neither will it be made available for download by AOL, its owner. Apart from that, today is supposed to be its last day of availability, but a fresh new rumor has started to go around, touting […]

Petition Calls For AOL To Keep Winamp Alive, Or Release It As An Open Source
Just last week, it was announced that Winamp would finally be shutting it doors and that the software would no longer be available for download come December 2013. Naturally many were shocked by this especially since Winamp has been around for more than 15 years, although there have been rumors of Microsoft potentially interested in acquiring the software from AOL but we’re not sure if this means Microsoft plans on […]

Microsoft Looking To Buy Winamp And SHOUTcast From AOL [Rumor]
Last we heard, Winamp would be closing its doors after being more than 15 years in existence, and if you have ever used one of those early Intel Pentium computers back in the day, well this is undoubtedly pretty sad news, an end of an era, so to speak.  Well it turns out that perhaps Winamp might not be completely dead after all, at least according to the folks at […]

AOL Reader Worth Trying As Google Reader Fades Out
After a few leaks, the AOL reader is now official. I’ve played with it over the week-end, and I find it to be quite interesting. First of all, Google Reader (which is closing on July 1) users will like the fact that the List and Panel “views” looks very much like Google Reader, except for the typography is arguably much better with AOL (not super-hard since Google Reader had “no” […]

AOL Dial Up Still A Money Spinner
Come on now, let us have a show of hands here. How many of you still have a landline at home simply because grandpa lives there and he has absolutely no need for a mobile phone, as he does not get out of the home unless it is to attend his friend’s funeral? If you have answered in the affirmative, surely you would be able to remember the good old […]

AOL PLAY now for the Kindle Fire
AOL’s music app, PLAY, has been available on Android and iOS devices for some time now, but not for folks with the Kindle Fire (unless they managed to sideload it of course) and today it has finally arrived. AOL announced a new version of PLAY for the Kindle Fire. It’s been redesigned for the tablet and meant to take full advantage of its 7″ display. For those of you who […]

Nokia Announces New App Partnerships at CTIA Wireless
Today at CTIA Wireless – the show for “all things mobile”, the Finnish mobile manufacturer, Nokia announced a plethora of new and extended application-based partners that are touted to bring leading and exclusive titles to the Lumia smartphone range. These newly announced applications will be part of the 80,000 applications currently available on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Senior Vice President of Nokia Developer, Marco Argenti said,

AOL Instant Messenger is not shutting down
Earlier this week there were rumors about AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) shutting down due to AOL getting rid of a whole bunch of workers and leaving only the support staff behind. Well, it looks like those rumors aren’t true. According to Mashable and Computerworld who reached out to AOL for clarification – the company isn’t killing off AIM – at least not in the near future. AOL has announced that […]

AOL Instant Messenger to be shut down?
According to reports online, it looks AOL might be shutting down its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service. The company has reportedly fired 40 of its AOL staff, leaving only the support staff behind to keep the service running. Apparently the main reason behind the lay-offs was to keep costs of running the service low so that more profit could be generated.However, with nobody to help develop the service or its […]