AOL Inc.. Was formerly the company’s America Online, Inc.., and is a global Internet service provider based in New York and before the public status of the date of December 9, 2009, operated by the company AOL Time Warner. At this time AOL served many companies in terms of Internet services in various countries around the world, making AOL as an ISP is International with the number of subscribers reached 30 million users.
AOL was founded in 1983 under the name of the Control Video Corporation (CVC). AOL is Gameline single product. Customers buy a modem from the company for $ 49.95 and pay a one time setup fee $ 15. The customers Gameline permitted to temporarily download games and keep track of high scores, at a cost of $ 1 per game. The phone was disconnected and the game download will remain in Game line Master Module is played until the user turned off or download other game consoles.
In 1983, Steve Case has been selected as a marketing consultant CVC on the recommendation of his brother, investment banker and Case. In May 1983, Jim Kimsey became a consultant manufacturing Control Video, which is near bankruptcy. Kimsey was brought by Frank Caufield On May 24, 1985; Control Video was reorganized as Quantum Computer Services, Inc. with Kimsey as CEO, and Marc Seriff as CTO.
Of the 100 employees from Control Video, only 10 were settled in the new company. Kimsey changed the company’s strategy, and in 1985 launched special online services for the computer Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 with the name of Quantum Link.