Who can forget the good old days of America Online, the company of the mid-‘90s that spent a ton of money mailing out CD-ROMs for people to try it. Over the years, it has morphed from a dial-up service to a content company to a mega-merger with Time Warner to a spin-off back into a dial-up service with content. In fact, 43% of the company’s revenues still come from subscriptions, which make up a majority of its profit. But AOL has been aggressive in moving away from the dial-up and ISP model and into content, buying up TechCrunch and more recently Huffington Post for $315 million. But there have been issues along the way, with a Huffington Post blogger strike and the defection of 8 senior staffers from Engadget to SB Nation.
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