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AOL on a roll

Expanding its initiative to become an offline powerhouse, America Online inks an interactive TV deal with TiVo. Meanwhile, the company's subscriber numbers speak to its continuing success.

 

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Expanding its initiative to become an offline powerhouse, America Online inks an interactive TV deal with TiVo. Meanwhile, the company's subscriber numbers speak to its continuing success: AOL serves more than 18 million.

"We think AOL's momentum will continue this fall with the launch of our next-generation client..."

- Bob Pittman, president, AOL

 


AOL teams with TiVo for TV
America Online plans to invest in TiVo, a creator of personal television services, and team up with the company to expand its See news analysis: AOL sees its future offline interactive television business.

AOL says subscribers top 18 million
America Online says worldwide membership in its online service has exceeded 18 million as it readies its new software for fall release.

AOL plans to offer 35 million more shares
America Online registers to offer 35 million additional shares of common stock worth $2.9 billion, mainly to cover stock options for employees, directors, and consultants, the company says.

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AOL goes to flat rate in Germany
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AOL drives deeper in online tunes
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AT&T triumphs in AOL trademark dispute
update AT&T says a federal judge has thwarted America Online's attempt to bar it from using the terms "You Have Mail," "Buddy List," and "IM" on its WorldNet online service.