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AOL Introduces New Open AIM Strategy

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:07:30 -0500

DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2006--

Puts the Power of Real Time Communications and Access to More Than 63
Million Active Worldwide Users into the Hands of Developers, Online
Communities and Sites and Services of Every Kind

AOL today announced the creation of a new Open AIM initiative designed
to make it easier than ever to connect with anyone and everyone on the
Web. For the first time in the company's history, AOL is inviting
developers, online communities and sites and services of every kind to
build new plugins and custom communications clients based on the
popular AIM platform (

The Open AIM(R) initiative empowers companies, communities and
independent developers alike to build customized plugins, stand-alone
communications clients and popular application 'mash-ups' that access
AOL's global instant messaging network and reach more than 63 million
active users across the AOL(R), AIM(R), ICQ(R) and Apple(R) iChat(TM)

The program gives developers unprecedented freedom to unleash their
creativity with an AIM(R) Software Development Kit (SDK) that lets
them build new tools that deliver real time text, voice and video
communications without compromising the security of the AOL instant
messaging network. The AIM SDK features support for AOL's proprietary
protocols and is available today at


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