AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years

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AOL today announced it is permanently shuttering AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) — its iconic chat service which debuted in 1997 and was popular in the ’00s. All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we’ll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories — AIM (@aim) October 6, 2017 Michael Albers, VP of Communications Product at Oath — the Verizon subsidiary which owns both AOL and Yahoo — said in a Tumblr post that he understands how important AIM was to many people: You likely remember the CD, your first screenname, your carefully curated…

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