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September 20, 2002 By SEM Software


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December 4, 2003 by

AOL unveils a $299 PC deal

The company is offering a PC, monitor and color printer for $299 to subscribers who sign up for one year of Internet access, the latest effort to prop up its subscriber base.

October 2, 2002 by

AOL says no way to Lindows PC is hawking the idea of an 'AOL PC', but AOL Time Warner says it has nothing to do with the product. This is just the latest sour note to hit the Linux distributor.

September 27, 2002 by


Wednesday 25/09/2002They still don't know whether they'll be doing it over here, but AOL has fulfilled one of its fondest wishes in the US: the Microsoft and Apple-free AOL PC. The computer in question is being flogged through Wal-Mart, the high temple of low priced shopping: it's not a bad spec, with 800MHz Pentium-compatible processor, 128MB of RAM, 10GB hard drive, CD-ROM, 10/100 Ethernet, keyboard and speakers -- no monitor -- for $200, or around £130.

June 19, 2002 by

New Samsung phone takes AIM

Samsung on Wednesday said it will embed America Online's AOL Instant Messenger service in a new mobile phone. The agreement highlights AOL's ongoing push to spread its popular instant messaging and e-mail services to non-PC devices as part of its "AOL Anywhere" strategy. Samsung's SGH-r225M phone uses GSM (Global System For Mobile Communications) technology, which allows for text messaging and faster exchange of data. The phone is slated to be released this month. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News

March 20, 2002 by

AOL wiring IM, e-mail into Nextel

America Online said Monday it has signed a deal to offer its popular instant messaging and e-mail services on Nextel mobile phones. As part of the agreement, Nextel subscribers will be able to access AOL Instant Messenger, AOL Mail and content services such as news headlines, driving directions and Moviefone listings. Nextel will also promote its mobile products and services across parent company AOL Time Warner's legion of media properties, and will offer free AOL software in its retail stores. The agreement is part of the "AOL Anywhere" initiative to offer AOL services on non-PC devices. To date, AOL has struck agreements regarding mobile phones, handheld devices such as Research In Motion's BlackBerry pager and interactive television systems such as AOLTV. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News

February 17, 2002 by

Eyeball Chat 2.0

Eyeball Chat 2.0 promises more than it can deliver. For now, Trillian is a better interoperable messenger, since that client handles ICQ too. For video chat, turn to Yahoo Messenger; if you have Windows XP, go for Windows Messenger.

February 5, 2002 by

AOL Interactive president to retire

America Online says Jonathan Sacks, president of AOL Interactive Services, will retire to pursue other interests. Sacks will leave AOL when the company finds a replacement, according to an AOL representative. Sacks joined AOL four years ago, serving as senior vice president of programming operations and later senior vice president and general manager of AOL. An AOL representative said Sacks "wanted to move on to the next phase of his life, and he thought this was the right time to do it," adding Sacks has discussed pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature. Sacks has played a variety of roles at the Internet company, including president of the Hub, a joint venture between AOL and New Line Cinema, and founder of VirtualCity Magazine. A longtime journalist and publisher, Sacks published PC Computing and Corporate Computing magazines. He also worked for publications ranging from InfoWorld to The Miami Herald. --Gwendolyn Mariano, Special to ZDNet News

June 11, 2001 by

AOL, Legend in US$200m tie-up

Internet service provider America Online Inc (AOL) and China's PC maker Legend Holdings Ltd have formed a joint venture to develop consumer interactive services for the China market.


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