Several months ago, AOL Europe hired as its European manager Andreas Schmidt, the former head of Gruner & Jahr listing magazine "TV Today." Mr. Schmidt's immediate task is to grab market leadership from Deutche Telekom's T-Online, which has around two million subscribers to AOL's one million users in Germany.
Europewide, AOL reaches 2.8 million households, making it the largest pan-European Internet online service, serving a total of almost 8 million users. AOL Europe manages all of AOL's and CompuServe's European services in 12 operations across seven countries.
Copyright June 1999, Crain Communications Inc.