AOL looks to slash staff by a third

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Wow! Remember when AOL was the powerhouse in internet access? The user interface was terrible. I feel bad for the employee's who will be job hunting in this economy.
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    This article got it slightly wrong.

    AOL is the parent company, not Time Warner, as crazy as that seems. AOL will be spinning off Time Warner, not the other way around.

    [Begin juvenile internet comment]
    Either way, great news. Time Warner is too good to be under AOL, and AOL needs to die STAT. Or at the very least finally kill off it's desktop AOL client.
    [/End juvenile internet comment]
     
  3. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    It is sad that people will loose there jobs. I didn't even know AOL was still around. Their interface took up a good 70% of the dial-up connection.
     
  4. surgedc5 macrumors regular

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    surprised aol still in business

    sucks for the lay-offs
     
  5. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I'm surprised they're still around as well. What exactly do they do these days? They can't get much business out of dialup anymore.
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Wow, that sucks. Thank God I still have my eWorld account:

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  8. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Those were definitely the days. I'm such a luddite. Heh!
     
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    Feel bad those who are soon to be unemployed, but I won't particularly miss AOL.
     
  11. mscriv thread starter macrumors 601

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    Update

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    Not sure if this ship can be saved.
     

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