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May 28th, 2009, 10:12 AM #1
Time Warner to spin off AOL
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The divorce, announced Thursday, will spin out AOL as a separate company run by former Google Inc. advertising executive Tim Armstrong. He was hired in March to try to restore the luster to a brand once known as America Online.
May 28th, 2009, 11:10 AM #2
Best of luck to him. It will take something really impressive to woo people back to AOL. Too many people were annoyed when they brought home a brand spanking new computer only to find AOL software installed whether they wanted AOL or not. Then there were the countless billing issues...<a href="http://www.buzzymultimedia.com/afpr.html"><font color="#FF0000">Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Affiliate Program</font></a>--<a href="http://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=13023"><font color="#FF0000">SAS Sign-Up</font></a>
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May 28th, 2009, 11:16 AM #3
America Off Line
May 28th, 2009, 01:25 PM #4
The pre-installed software, IMO, wasn't a problem for most people. The real problem came down to the product and the service, both of which were severely lacking.Karl Smith / PhillyBurbs.com: Your Internet Starts Here!
May 28th, 2009, 02:19 PM #5
Originally Posted by phillyburbs
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I think their model did not evolve with the time (DSL, cable) and they did not fend off low cost / free providers like netzero. Although netzero is no longer a major player, they had companies like them bitting off at their marketshare.
They should have evolved from subscription based model and move to a marketing based model like Google/Yahoo. They also did not invest in their search. They rented it from Overture, then Google now.
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