AOL Launches In Spain
AOL Europe today announced the launch of AOL.es, a new portal service for Spain. AOL.es will be free to anyone using the Web and will offer email, instant messaging, photo and video services, along with tailored content including local sports, entertainment and celebrity news.
AOL.es provides Spanish users with an online destination, which brings together a variety of content, interactive features and safety features. The site will offer email with an unlimited storage option and safety and spam protection, along with integrated instant messaging and social networking applications, such as AOL Foto and AOL Video.
Dana Dunne, Chief Executive Officer of AOL Europe said: "We’re very pleased to be launching AOL.es. Spain is a rapidly growing online market, with high broadband penetration and huge opportunities for online advertising."
"Launching a dedicated portal here will help us compete for both users and advertisers. AOL has the heritage, the infrastructure and the scale to offer Spain a strong local portal that meets the needs of online users."
On Monday AOL announced it will base all of its advertising sales out of New York through a division the company is calling Platform A starting next spring. Yesterday the company announced the launch of BlueString, a free Web site that allows users to manage and share digital content.