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AOL retires America Online name, launches new mobile browsing service

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Dulles, Va.—AOL announced Monday that it is "retiring" the name America Online after 15 years and will now officially be known as AOL.

"Our company long ago accomplished the mission implied by our old name. …. We literally got America online," said Jon Miller, AOL chairman-CEO in a statement. "Our new corporate identity better reflects our expanded mission—to make everyone's online experience better."

The legal structure of AOL has also changed, the company said, from a corporation to a limited liability company.

Separately, AOL Monday announced the debut of a browsing service that automatically adapts Web pages for mobile screens.

—Carol Krol

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