Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home.
We went from one million to 20 million subscribers in the past five years. That's great, but a billion people watch CNN.
We all share the goal of protecting children. Unfortunately, Congress passed this law without understanding the many technological tools available and under development that empower parents, rather than the government, to determine what their children receive on the Internet.
There's no question that we're on the eve of an explosion in consumers' move to wireless and how they use interactive devices.
If you net out the impact [of the end of long-term ad deals], 2003 will be, on an operating basis, an up year, ... We don't want to make light of disappointing numbers. But as to the question of has AOL bottomed out yet as a business, we think the answer is yes.
Our expanding membership and surging usage confirm that consumers want the content, services, features and ease of use that are uniquely AOL
From a pure technical standpoint, it does look like Microsoft may win this one
Couple that with their distribution (OS) muscle, then Netscape clearly has an uphill battle.
By acquiring Netscape and working with Sun to provide winning e-commerce solutions, we will be able to both broaden and deepen our relationships with business partners who need this additional level of infrastructure support, and to provide more value and convenience for Internet consumers
We share with Sun a vision for the future in which consumers will be able to access America Online brands anywhere, at any time, and from any device, and we believe that with this alliance, we can make this happen more quickly.
And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.
And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.
But the idea that some day people would want to be able to interact and get stock quotes and talk with other people or all these different things, I just believed that was going to happen.
Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind.
Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you.