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Control Video Corporation
The first appearance of the company took place in 1983. During that time, they were known as Control Video Corporation.
Quantum Computer Services
After the company parted ways with Apple in October 1989, Quantum changed the service's name to America Online in 1991.
This logo was often used alongside the 1991 logo.
On April 3, 2006, AOL announced it was retiring the full name America Online; the official name of the service became AOL, and the full name of the Time Warner subdivision became AOL LLC. During this time, AOL rapidly shrunk partly due to the decline of dial-up and rise of broadband.
On January 3, 2009, AOL tweaked their logo, adding gradients and slightly darkening the color. This was only used for a short time due to the introduction of the "Aol." logo at the end of 2009.
On November 23, 2009, AOL unveiled a sneak preview of a new brand identity which has the wordmark "Aol." superimposed onto canvases created by commissioned artists. The new identity, designed by Wolff Olins, was enacted onto all of AOL's services on December 10, the date AOL traded independently for the first time since the Time Warner merger on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AOL. On its homepage, the logo is presented in white on a background that changes every time the page is refreshed. This logo won 1st place in the 2009 Brand New Awards.
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