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AOL dabbles in deals, desktops, devices

With its acquisitions, numerous content deals, and software ventures, to say America Online's market muscle has grown considerably is an understatement.

 

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A year ago, the company largely functioned as a consumer Internet service provider. But with its acquisitions, numerous content deals, and software ventures, to say its market muscle has grown considerably is an understatement.

"I think AOL could be a market maker in any number of areas."

- David Card, Jupiter Communications analyst

 


Is AOL considering a Windows alternative?
America Online's ambition to expand beyond the boundaries of desktop computing has given the company a stake in the future of Linux and Java, two technologies many see as antithetical to the interests of Microsoft.

AOL among new domain registrars
update The online giant is among five companies named as "testbed" competitors to Network Solutions in the lucrative business of registering ".com," ".net," and ".org" domain names.

AOL at arm's length everywhere
news analysis The company's plans to offer services to small gadgets that connect to the Internet, eliminating the need for personal computers, will help the online giant reach more computer-phobic customers and will advance its reach in Europe, according to analysts.