AOL, officially known as AmericaOnLine Inc., is a mass media and technology company that operates in various industries, including web search engines, software, and adtech. The New York city-based company was founded on January 1, 1983, by Jim Kimsey and Marc Seriff. AOL is a subsidiary of Verizon Media and has other parent organizations, such as Yahoo!, Verizon Communications, WarnerMedia (company), and Oath Inc.
The company has a diverse range of products and services, including AOL Mail, and owns several well-known brands, such as HuffPost, TechCrunch, Engadget, and MapQuest. AOL also has numerous subsidiaries, including Moviefone, CompuServe, Advertising.com, and Netscape.
AOL is an open joint-stock company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol "AOL." The company has around 5,600 employees and is led by CEO Tim Armstrong (executive). AOL's platform is compatible with Microsoft Windows.
The company maintains an active presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. AOL also has applications available for download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.