10/4/2006

AOL to launch new version of software

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:55 am

- AOL on Wednesday plans to launch a new version of its software that lets users access their e-mail, instant messaging, search and media on the same screen.

The new software, dubbed AOL OpenRide, comes after it announced plans this summer to offer most of its services for free in an effort to boost online advertising sales.

It also stopped marketing its Internet dial-up access service, but continues to maintain and charge for it.

OpenRide, which lets users check e-mail from rivals such as Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. reflects a new approach to courting users.

Although it has made most of its services free, AOL now also aims to have users rely on its software for other functions, such as viewing photos or listening to a music collection stored on the PC using the OpenRide.

Source: Reuters

 

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