AOL still makes its profit from dial-up.
Earlier this week, a New York Times report announced that AOL had essentially cut the AIM team down leaving future development for the instant messaging client in limbo. Naturally, the Internet prematurely announced AIM's death. AOL's now telling everybody to relax, AIM's not dead.
Aol and Yahoo: two companies that were huge in the 90s and have been struggling to figure out what exactly they are since then. So heck, why not just mash them together into a big, confused ball?
Just the other day we took a little trip down memory lane to see what AOL was up to. The verdict? Not much. Turns out "not much" isn't wrong, but what little the company has going on as an email provider is pretty dubious.