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October 5, 1999 | Reuters
America Online Inc. is set to unveil today the latest software upgrade for the more than 18 million members of its flagship Internet service, with new features for Web searching, posting photos online, home-page personalization and online events calendars. In what is becoming a fall ritual meant to capitalize on the upswing in home Internet use after the summer months, AOL is distributing millions of copies of AOL 5.0 through mass mailings and as print media inserts.
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November 14, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
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July 16, 1999 | Reuters, Times Staff
Fidelity Investments' mammoth Magellan Fund dropped Internet service provider America Online Inc. and media giant Time Warner Inc. from its top 10 holdings at the end of June, the company reported Thursday. AOL, which Fidelity started selling in the first quarter, also recently disappeared from the top 10 holdings of six other funds in the same family. Analysts said Fidelity's moves have probably contributed to AOL's slide.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2000 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2000 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1996 | GREG MILLER
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.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1998 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2000 | Reuters
Brazilian groups Bradesco and Votorantim and two Mexican conglomerates teamed up to create an online marketplace to trade goods and services across Latin America, along with U.S. software maker Ariba Inc. Bradespar, a unit of financial group Bradesco, and the venture capital arm of industrial firm Votorantim joined forces with Mexican cement maker Cemex and Mexico's biggest industrial group, Alfa, to form online company Latinexus. Miami-based Latinexus is expected to be operating by year-end.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2000 | ESTHER DYSON
'Why did so few people follow the Republican convention on the Internet?" the moderator asked earnestly as I sat on a panel about government and the Net at the recent Democratic National Convention. "What does that say about the value of the Internet?" "What does it say about the value of the Republican convention?" I countered to enthusiastic applause. But the Democratic convention fared little better.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2000 | Reuters
Brazilian groups Bradesco and Votorantim and two Mexican conglomerates teamed up to create an online marketplace to trade goods and services across Latin America, along with U.S. software maker Ariba Inc. Bradespar, a unit of financial group Bradesco, and the venture capital arm of industrial firm Votorantim joined forces with Mexican cement maker Cemex and Mexico's biggest industrial group, Alfa, to form online company Latinexus. Miami-based Latinexus is expected to be operating by year-end.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1999 | Reuters
America Online Inc. is set to unveil today the latest software upgrade for the more than 18 million members of its flagship Internet service, with new features for Web searching, posting photos online, home-page personalization and online events calendars. In what is becoming a fall ritual meant to capitalize on the upswing in home Internet use after the summer months, AOL is distributing millions of copies of AOL 5.0 through mass mailings and as print media inserts.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1999 | Reuters, Times Staff
Fidelity Investments' mammoth Magellan Fund dropped Internet service provider America Online Inc. and media giant Time Warner Inc. from its top 10 holdings at the end of June, the company reported Thursday. AOL, which Fidelity started selling in the first quarter, also recently disappeared from the top 10 holdings of six other funds in the same family. Analysts said Fidelity's moves have probably contributed to AOL's slide.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1998 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2000 | ESTHER DYSON
'Why did so few people follow the Republican convention on the Internet?" the moderator asked earnestly as I sat on a panel about government and the Net at the recent Democratic National Convention. "What does that say about the value of the Internet?" "What does it say about the value of the Republican convention?" I countered to enthusiastic applause. But the Democratic convention fared little better.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1996 | GREG MILLER
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.
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