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AOL fortifies with IM update, AOL Europe

Amid an ongoing feud with Microsoft over instant messaging, America Online releases a new version of its Instant Messenger software and expands in Europe with a vengeance.

 

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Amid an ongoing feud with Microsoft over instant messaging, America Online releases a new version of its Instant Messenger software and expands in Europe with a vengeance.

"The free ISPs have taught it a thing or two."

- Peter Bradshaw, Internet analyst, Merrill Lynch

 


AOL updates Instant Messenger
AOL Instant Messenger 3.0 offers tickers for news and stocks and the ability to send and receive graphic icons representing users, Puppet masters: Who controls the  Net the company says.

AOL challenges Britain's free Net providers
update Taking on the onslaught of free Internet providers in the United Kingdom, AOL Europe signs partners to provide content for Netscape Online, its free U.K. Internet access service.

Bertelsmann unloads more AOL shares
update The German media giant says it is continuing its sell-off of shares in America Online to finance its own expansion on the Internet.

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AOL puts full-court press on Europe
AOL Europe is about to launch a broad marketing and product offensive in an attempt to emerge from the next phase of the Internet boom as European leader.