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Topic: AOL

Long-running AOL Instant Messenger shuts down for good

12/15/2017, 11:12 am

As promised, Verizon's Oath on Friday shut down AOL Instant Messenger, once as omnipresent on the internet as services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are today.

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AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on Dec. 15

10/06/2017, 11:10 am

AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

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Verizon plans to share 'supercookie' tracking data with AOL ad network

10/07/2015, 04:10 pm

Beginning in November, Verizon will start sharing the data gathered by its so-called "supercookie" identifier with AOL's ad network -- potentially raising privacy and security concerns, a report noted on Wednesday.

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Verizon gains video, advertising assets in $4.4 billion takeover of AOL

05/12/2015, 09:05 am

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy AOL at a cost of $4.4 billion, or $50 per share, in what the company said is a bid to advance its "wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy."

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