AOL is still serving America online. The Web portal serves users with an array of content and communication tools, including sites for news (
), maps (
), entertainment (Moviephone), local information (Patch), and technology (Engadget and TechCrunch). AOL primarily earns revenues through display, search, and contextual advertising (
) sales. It sells ads on AOL Properties as well as its Third Party Network (third-party sites). Search is provided through a deal with
. AOL still offers dial-up Internet access to 2.2 million subscribers in the US. In 2009 Time Warner spun off AOL to shareholders. In 2015
acquired AOL for about $4.4 billion.
AOL provides products and services in more than 30 countries. Headquartered in New York City, the company generates nearly 90% of sales in the US.
AOL's business strategy is focuses on showcasing original, advertising-supported content. Google powers AOL searches through a partnership that extends through 2015. As part of the agreement, Google also provides AOL with mobile search, and brings AOL's video content to Google's
Mergers and Acquisitions
AOL has a long history of acquisitions. Most recently, the company acquired modeling technology company Convertro and video distribution company Vidible. In 2014 AOL acquired Gravity for approximately $82.4 million in cash. Gravity provides content personalization technology and publisher solutions for advertisers.