Will Less Be More for AOL?

Time Warner is set to unveil a makeover that will reduce AOL's dependence on subscriber fees and increase its reliance on ad sales

To call AOL a shadow of its former self is an understatement. The company formerly known as America Online, once a goliath among Internet service providers (ISPs), boasting 30 million subscribers, has seen its customer base shrink to less than 19 million since merging with Time Warner in 2001. Now, AOL is poised to shrink further.

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