AOL adds Canada

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America Online, Vienna, Va., launched AOL Canada in Toronto today, the third international service run by the company which also has ventures in Germany and the U.K. Canadian subscribers in 18 cities can access the service through AOLnet for $9.95 (U.S.) per month with five hours free and additional hours priced at $2.95 each. Major partners in the Canadian service include Toronto-based Citytv and MuchMusic, a Canadian national music TV channel; Shift Magazine, which covers media and entertainment; and Intuit, which produces financial software Quicken. Free trial copies of AOL will be available in direct mail; TV ads will appear on MuchMusic, Citytv and CKVR.

AOL today also named William J. Razzouk to the new position of president-chief operating officer, from exec VP at Federal Express Corp. Steve Case remains chairman-CEO.

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