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AIM Is (Unofficially) Dead

For anyone inside the generation for which AOL was synonymous with the internet, and AIM was prerequisite to any social life at all, some pretty sad news: AOL just sacked its IM team. The old king of chat is paraplegic.


Webmail Giants Team Up To Stop Phishing Scams

Cooperation is a rare thing in the cut-throat world of technology, but some of the world’s biggest email providers are teaming up to help cut the incidence of phishing scams.


The Lost Origin Story Of Twitter

Before Twitter was public, it was just an AIM hack on Jack Dorsey’s pager.


Gizmodo's Guide To IM Etiquette

Everyone has an obnoxious instant messenger friend. If you don’t, it’s probably you. Our parents didn’t come of age in the days of AOL, so it’s unlikely that they were able to pass on the finer points of internet manners.


Why Are Some Celebrities Still Using AOL Email?

Despite the stigma, there are many people still using AOL email. Some are stuck in a technology time warp; but not everyone is that backwards. Some notable and presumably intelligent celebrities are reportedly still using their AOL email addresses.


What Should Yahoo-AOL's Logo Be?

The assclowns running AOL and Yahoo! think that merging their two sinking companies into one is a great idea. They may have their own dicks in their ears, because they can’t hear the whole internet screaming how stupid that is.


Everything You Need To Know About The AOL TechCrunch Deal

AOL’s Techcrunch is in disarray. Last week AOL/Techcrunch announced a new venture fund that would finance the kind of start-ups it covers. That made lots of people cry foul. Now Mike’s out of a job. What does it all mean?


AOL And Yahoo Might Merge Into One Giant Clusternut Of Awful

In the best tie-up since that time I made myself a Vodka and skim milk out of sheer desperation, AOL and Yahoo may become one. It’d be just like Voltron, if Voltron were a rotten egg and a ruptured spleen.


AOL To Replace Michael Arrington As Head Of TechCrunch

A report from Business Insider claims that AOL is starting a search to replace Michael Arrington as head of TechCrunch. Arrington will contribute as a writer, but will no longer have editorial control over the blog. [Business Insider -- Photo: Noah Berger/Bloomberg News]