March 14, 2012

New York Times: AOL Slashes Staff at AIM Unit; Wider Cuts Expected:

Two employees familiar with the Instant Messenger group operation said the company now has close to $50 million a year in revenue from the product.

AIM makes money? News to me. I know the regular clients have ads but I assume a significant percentage of users now use a multi-protocol client without ads like Trillian or Adium or Digsby or Meebo or iChat. Though Apple probably pays licensing fees to include AIM in iChat.