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AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. to be Featured as Internet Online Provider
on Aspire Personal Computers
America Online See AOL. , the world's leading Internet online service, and Acer Acer
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ingestion of wilted or dries leaves of this tree causes acute hemolytic anemia characterized by red urine, jaundice, anemia and methemoglobinemia in horses. America, subsidiary of Acer Group, the world's third largest PC manufacturer, Thursday announced a new multi-year marketing agreement for Acer to feature AOL on its Aspire line of personal computers.
Under the agreement, Aspire users will be able to access the AOL software by simply clicking on the AOL icon displayed prominently in the "Internet Services" folder of the ACE (Aspire Computer Explorer) Desktop. The two companies will also engage in joint promotional opportunities.
"We are thrilled to announce this new relationship with Acer," said Jan Brandt, President of Marketing for America Online Inc. "With consumers increasingly purchasing computers for the purpose of going online and investigating all that cyberspace Coined by William Gibson in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," it is a futuristic computer network that people use by plugging their minds into it! The term now refers to the Internet or to the online or digital world in general. See Internet and virtual reality. Contrast with meatspace. has to offer, this agreement will offer Acer customers an even more convenient way to sign up for AOL - the world's leading Internet online service."
"The ability to easily sign on for a high-quality Internet online experience is becoming increasingly important to our customers," said Robert Olstad, the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for the Family PC Division of Acer. "Acer is proud to offer easy access to AOL's complete, easy to use and convenient online experience, right from our ACE desktop."
America Online Inc., based in Dulles, is the world's leader in branded interactive services and content. America Online Inc. operates two worldwide Internet online services: America Online, with more than 13 million members; and CompuServe, with approximately 2 million members. America Online Inc. also operates AOL Studios, the world's leading creator of original interactive content.
Other branded Internet services operated by America Online Inc. include AOL.COM, the world's most accessed Web site from home; AOL NetFind, AOL's comprehensive guide to the Internet; AOL Instant Messenger See AIM. , an instant messaging Exchanging text messages in real time between two or more people logged into a particular instant messaging (IM) service. Instant messaging is more interactive than e-mail because messages are sent immediately, whereas e-mail messages can be queued up in a mail server for seconds or tool available on both AOL and the Internet; and ICQ ("I Seek You") A conferencing program for the Internet from Mirabilis, Tel Aviv, Israel (www.icq.com). It provides interactive chat, e-mail and file transfer and can alert you when someone on your predefined list has also come online. , an instant communications and chat technology on the Internet.
About Acer America
Acer America Corp. (www.acer.com/aac/) is a member of the Acer Group, the world's third largest OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and and brand name manufacturer of computer components, peripherals, desktops, notebooks and servers. The Acer Group employs more than 23,000 employees who support distributors and dealers in over 130 countries.
Headquartered in San Jose, Acer America designs, builds and markets robust mobile, client and server solutions for enterprise-wide applications and business professionals who require reliability, enhanced productivity and greater value of ownership. Acer America Corp., member of the $6.3 billion Acer Group, posted revenues of $1.4 billion in 1997.
Acer, Aspire, Acer America are trademarks of Acer Inc. All other products, brand names or companies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
CONTACT: America Online Inc.
Tom Ziemba, 703/265-3284
Chris McKie, 408/922-2989