How AOL dominated the internet of the ’90s and let it slip away

Image result for How AOL dominated the internet of the ’90s and let it slip awayAt its peak, AOL had a market capitalization of more than $200 billion, dominating email, internet connectivity, online news and chat. But AOL couldn’t maintain its superior position as subscription and advertising revenue dried up with the shift from dial-up modems to cable broadband. A disastrous merger with Time Warner in 2000 was unwound in 2009. Along the way, AOL tried but failed to buy Facebook, YouTube and a minority stake in Chinese internet company Tencent. Eventually, AOL sold to Verizon in 2015 for just $4.4 billion.

The video includes exclusive interviews with former AOL CEOs Jon Miller and Tim Armstrong and former Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.

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