AOL Turns 25

AOL turns 25
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In the Beginning
AOL traces its origins to 1985, when a company named Control Video Corporation was re-organized to focus on providing dedicated online service for the Commodore 64 and 128 computers. The name was changed to America Online in 1991, the same year that a young marketing executive named Steve Case, above, was promoted to CEO.

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