AIM Articles

AOL Sponsors Web AIM Mashup Competition

AOL and TopCoder, Inc., today announced the Web AIM Mashup Competition. Web AIM is AOL’s new APIs that enables users to integrate AIM features directly into web sites and online communities.

AIM Hits The 6.0 Mark

Lots of new features for AIM’s 42 million users arrived with the latest edition, AIM 6.0, including offline messaging, and conversation logging so people can go back and relive their favorite LOL moments in a given chat.

AIM Calls On Web-Based APIs

AOL’s efforts to make its AIM client more open to developers will be expanded with web-based widgets and APIs that provide greater accessibility to AIM features.

Top AIM Developer Now With Google

Justin Uberti announced Saturday that he has left AOL after nearly 10 years as a lead developer for the company’s widely utilized AOL Instant Messenger software.

ZoomIn Takes Aim at Google Maps Down Under

Exploring Australia or finding places just got alot easier… ZoomIn lets you add your own places to the community map, create groups of places, upload photos and leave comments.

AOL Calls Developers On AIM Phoneline

A programming contest for the most innovative and useful applications on the AIM Phoneline platform will pay out $4,500 in prizes.

AOL PlayLincs Gamers Through AIM

The young male demographic may be found in concentration among the gamers in the world, and a new initiative by AOL and Super Computer International (SCI) makes features available to them via PlayLinc.

Fourier Tablet PCs Aim For Schools

The Israeli company has a plan to capitalize on the US “No Child Left Behind” initiative by developing tablet PCs for a market that could scale up to 55 million kids in five years.

AIM Pro Business IM Debuts

AOL and web conferencing firm WebEx have partnered on the new AIM Pro client, a newly released project that AOL believes will make them ready to capitalize on a $1.1 billion enterprise messaging market.

AIM Opens Up For Social Networking

Looking to create a virtual world on your website? AOL has extended its Open AIM initiative to include support for AIM Bots, location-based services, and PC-to-PC voice calling. The update also includes support for developers working on the Mac OS X, Linux, and Pocket PC platforms or with Java.

AIM Spears Triton 1.5 Preview

A new version of the AIM Triton service, Preview Edition 1.5, became available from AOL and delivered integration with some recently released features.

Vonage IPO Rings Up A Loss

Not since Lumera Corp’s IPO in July 2004 has a company IPO fallen as much as Vonage did in its first day of trading on Wall Street.

AIM Phoneline Has A Busy Signal

AOL’s offering of a new VoIP option that provides a free phone number and incoming calls may have been just a little too good to be true.

AIM Pages Users For Social Network

AOL is going up against MySpace and other sites as it attempts to draw some of the younger online crowd to base their profiles where they do their instant messaging.

VoIP Choices Ringing Off The Hook

Skype, Microsoft, AIM, Yahoo, Lycos, all of those companies have or will have options for doing phone calls from the computer; at stake is the biggest prize of all – keeping a person using a given provider’s other services.

Teens May Not Go Trading Spaces

TechCrunch has more information on AIM Pages, AOL’s effort to court the MySpace crowd.

Is a Free Phone Number Enough to Kill Skype?

Don’t bet on it.

Microsoft Takes Aim At IBM

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer unveiled Thursday a $500 million promoting Microsoft software for “people-ready business”.

Goofus & Gallant: Business Ideas

Seth Godin’s book, Free Prize Inside, looks at creating “ideas that make our products and services remarkable.”

AOL AIMs For Development Community

The Open AIM software development kit and support website moved into the public view Monday morning, and third-party developers have begun downloading the SDK to give it a try.

Brand Your Own AIM, But Add Value

AOL today is releasing its AOL Instant Messenger code to developers.