More NewsAmerica Online is now just AOL

America Online is now just AOL

America Online today dropped the pretense that anyone actually calls them that, and changed the company name to AOL. "Our company long ago accomplished the mission implied by our old name ..

America Online today dropped the pretense that anyone actually calls them that, and changed the company name to AOL.

“Our company long ago accomplished the mission implied by our old name … we literally got America online,” Jon Miller, chairman and CEO of AOL, said in a statement. “Our new corporate identity better reflects our expanded mission — to make everyone’s online experience better. Plus, consumers in the U.S. and around the world already know us by our initials.”

While they were printing up new business cards, the company also restructured from a corporation to a limited liability company. This is a result of the upcoming investment agreement with Google, which will mean AOL will no longer be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner, according to AOL spokesperson Nicholas Graham.

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