September 16, 1996 |
AOL Stock Moves to NYSE: Shares of America Online Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange today, moving away from the Nasdaq Stock Market, where it was subjected to volatile swings, company executives said. The new stock symbol will be AOL; its symbol on Nasdaq has been AMER. The Dulles, Va.-based company is the nation's largest provider of online services, with more than 6 million subscribers. It grew rapidly in 1994 and 1995 but has slowed this year.
September 28, 2000 |
America Online, the world's largest Internet services provider, is allying with Japanese cellular phone giant NTT DoCoMo in a $100-million deal that will give AOL greater access to the prized Japanese market. The companies said they also plan to develop services linking personal computers and mobile phones with an eye toward marketing them internationally. NTT DoCoMo will pay $100 million for a 42.3% stake in AOL Japan, making it the company's largest shareholder.
September 20, 2000 |
America Online Inc.'s $142-billion buyout of Time Warner Inc. may be opposed as soon as this week by Federal Trade Commission lawyers, putting additional pressure on the companies to negotiate concessions, people familiar with the review said.
February 2, 1996 |
Johnson-Grace Co., which developed a technology that helps speed up transmission of digital computer data, has been acquired by its biggest customer, America Online Inc., the companies said Thursday. America Online, a Vienna, Va.-based computer online service, paid 1.6 million shares of its common stock, valued at about $70 million, to Johnson-Grace shareholders.
December 16, 1998 |
America Online Inc., the world's top Internet services provider, and Venezuelan conglomerate Cisneros Group said Tuesday they have formed a joint venture to offer online services across Latin America. The two partners said each will invest $100 million initially to fund the 50-50 joint venture. The Spanish- and Portuguese-language AOL services will be accessible to AOL members in the United States and elsewhere around the world, the companies said in a statement.
November 14, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - If the director of the CIA cannot keep the FBI from rummaging through his private Gmail account, what digital privacy protections do ordinary citizens have? Precious few, say privacy advocates. As the law stands now, law enforcement can secretly gain access to people's email, often without a search warrant. "When the government goes looking, it can find out pretty much everything about our lives," said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the ACLU. That's because the main law governing digital privacy - the Electronic Communications Privacy Act or ECPA - was passed in 1986.