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Remembering AOL Instant Messenger

AIM burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. For pre-teens and teens, it was a whole secret universe that their parents almost never saw.

Bye Sexy

AOL Instant Messenger will cease to exist in December, after a decade of dominance as a communication tool and a further decade of nostalgia and decline. I forgot my password long ago; in two months, it will be joined in the internet...Show More Summary

After 20 Years, AIM Will Shut Down in December

AIM, AOL’s hugely popular instant messenger service that was a coming-of-age internet experience for many in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will officially shut down on Dec. 15. In a statement on the decision, the company says, “AIM...Show More Summary

Coming of Age with AOL Instant Messenger

Alexandra Schwartz writes about the history and demise of the AOL Instant Messenger chat service.

So long, AIM: Our favorite memories - CNET

AOL Instant Messenger was embarrassing and messy. We CNET staffers wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Would You Pay a 400% Surcharge for Connected Networks?

With the well past due retirement of America Online’s Instant Messenger, I thought about interconnectivity concerns in light of AOL’s market dominance. Years ago, advocates worried that AOL could bolster its market share simply by refusing to interconnect its networks and large subscriber base with market entrants. Show More Summary

AOL Instant Messenger Is Finally Saying Goodbye

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 switch up to something more modern. Show More Summary

?Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger

The first mass-market instant message success story, AIM, is coming to a close. For all its popularity, AOL never really gave it a chance to make money.

AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off

AOL Instant Messenger, which brought instant messaging into the mainstream 20 years ago, is shutting down.

AIM Shutdown: AOL Instant Messenger alternatives

AOL announced yesterday that it will shut down the company's messaging service AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15th, 2017. AOL Instant Messenger was initially part of AOL Desktop before it was released as a standalone software program for Windows in 1997. Show More Summary

AOL Instant Messenger to Shut Down in December

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Though the chat service was superseded in recent years, it was remembered fondly by some users as the scene of many adolescent and young-adult memories.

RIP AOL AIM

Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used. My AOL account handle was bfeld, which stuck and is generally my handle for all things (like Twitter) unless someone else grabbed it, in which case it’s... Read more The post RIP AOL AIM appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Crunch Report | AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down, some iPhone 8s are having battery problems and a smart bandage that releases meds on demand. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

AIM Will Finally Die Its Last Death Later This Year

Today is another sad day, a day like so many others save for one tear-jerking bit of news. AOL announced its Instant Messenger will die on December 15. It was 20 years old. More »      

Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

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AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. It will be shut down in December.

After 20 years, AIM will officially shutdown in December

After first launching back in 1997, today word arrives that AOL Instant Messenger will officially shut down in December after a 20-year run: more…

Goodbye, Old Friend: AOL Is Killing Off AIM After 20 Years

It's truly the end of an era: AOL, now under the banner of the unfortunately named Oath over at Verizon, is killing off its signature Instant Messenger service effective December 15. [ more › ]

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