Aol (err, us, I guess) will relaunch Aol Mail on Sunday afternoon, we’ve confirmed from sources close to Aol (hah). The company is currently the no. 4 webmail provider with around 30 million users.
We’ll have a chance to play with it before then and post a full review along with a conflict disclosure. Things we know now – it’s completely focused on speed, there will be a variety of domain names to choose from (not just aol.com) and it will be available on phoenix.aol.com. The old Aol Mail will stay available for the foreseeable future.
Not exactly the best launch timing I’ve ever seen. And yes, Aol told us we absolutely cannot post that the launch is coming. But the PR person who told us this is also now apparently our own PR person even though we haven’t requested a PR person and really wouldn’t know what to do with one anyway. Apart from doing things to drive her crazy. Thus, this post.
AOL is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audience, and a suite of popular Web brands and products. The company’s strategy focuses on increasing the scale and sophistication of its advertising platform and growing the size and engagement of its global online audience through leading products and programming. History of Aol: AOL was founded in the early 1980’s as Control Video Corp, with an online service, Gameline, for the Atari 2600 console. ...