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These excerpts taken from the TWX 10-K filed Feb 22, 2008.
Technologies
 
AOL employs a multiple vendor strategy in designing, structuring and operating the network services utilized in its businesses. AOL enters into multi-year data technology services agreements to support AOL’s businesses. In connection with those agreements, AOL may commit to purchase certain minimum levels of services and/or pay a fixed cost for services. AOL expects to continue to review its services arrangements in order to align its capabilities with market conditions and to manage costs.
 
AOL’s advertising technology systems are designed and managed to maintain availability and performance. AOL’s advertising businesses use a combination of in-house and third-party technologies to deliver advertisements across multiple networks and formats including text, banners, rich media, video and mobile. Technology services provided by DoubleClick Inc. (“DoubleClick”) are currently used by AOL’s advertising businesses to manage the delivery of display advertising across the AOL Network. AOL’s advertising businesses utilize delivery systems that determine the most effective and profitable advertisements to deliver on behalf of advertisers and publishers. This is achieved through the targeting of advertisements based on a variety of factors, including audience segmentation, contextual relevance, content matching, behavioral targeting and other related factors. AOL’s businesses’ technology systems also feature automated tools that streamline its sales operations, including the setup and management of advertising campaigns.
 
AOLnet, an Internet protocol (IP) network of third-party network service providers, is used for the AOL Internet access service, certain low-cost Internet access services in North America, and other subscriber services, in addition to being used by outside parties.
 
AOL also utilizes the AOL Transit Data Network (“ATDN”), the domestic and international network that connects AOL and CompuServe 2000 customers to the Internet. The ATDN also functions as the conduit between much of Time Warner’s content and the Internet, linking together various facilities throughout the world, with its greatest capacity in the U.S. and Europe. The ATDN Internet backbone is built from high-end routers and high-bandwidth circuits purchased primarily under long-term agreements from third-party carriers.
 
Improving and maintaining AOLnet and the ATDN involves substantial costs in telecommunications equipment and services. In addition to making cash purchases of telecommunications equipment, AOL also finances some of these purchases through leases.
 
Technologies


 



AOL employs a multiple vendor strategy in designing, structuring
and operating the network services utilized in its businesses.
AOL enters into multi-year data technology services agreements
to support AOL’s businesses. In connection with those
agreements, AOL may commit to purchase certain minimum levels of
services
and/or pay a
fixed cost for services. AOL expects to continue to review its
services arrangements in order to align its capabilities with
market conditions and to manage costs.


 



AOL’s advertising technology systems are designed and
managed to maintain availability and performance. AOL’s
advertising businesses use a combination of in-house and
third-party technologies to deliver advertisements across
multiple networks and formats including text, banners, rich
media, video and mobile. Technology services provided by
DoubleClick Inc. (“DoubleClick”) are currently used by
AOL’s advertising businesses to manage the delivery of
display advertising across the AOL Network. AOL’s
advertising businesses utilize delivery systems that determine
the most effective and profitable advertisements to deliver on
behalf of advertisers and publishers. This is achieved through
the targeting of advertisements based on a variety of factors,
including audience segmentation, contextual relevance, content
matching, behavioral targeting and other related factors.
AOL’s businesses’ technology systems also feature
automated tools that streamline its sales operations, including
the setup and management of advertising campaigns.


 



AOLnet, an Internet protocol (IP) network of third-party network
service providers, is used for the AOL Internet access service,
certain low-cost Internet access services in North America, and
other subscriber services, in addition to being used by outside
parties.


 



AOL also utilizes the AOL Transit Data Network
(“ATDN”), the domestic and international network that
connects AOL and CompuServe 2000 customers to the Internet. The
ATDN also functions as the conduit between much of Time
Warner’s content and the Internet, linking together various
facilities throughout the world, with its greatest capacity in
the U.S. and Europe. The ATDN Internet backbone is built
from high-end routers and high-bandwidth circuits purchased
primarily under long-term agreements from third-party carriers.


 



Improving and maintaining AOLnet and the ATDN involves
substantial costs in telecommunications equipment and services.
In addition to making cash purchases of telecommunications
equipment, AOL also finances some of these purchases through
leases.


 




This excerpt taken from the TWX 10-K filed Feb 23, 2007.
Technologies
 
AOL employs a multiple vendor strategy in designing, structuring and operating the network services utilized in its interactive online services. AOLnet, an Internet protocol (IP) network of third-party network service providers, is used for the AOL service, the Netscape service, certain versions of the CompuServe service in North America, and other subscriber services, in addition to being used by outside parties. AOL expects to continue to review its network services arrangements in order to align its network capacity with market conditions and manage data network costs.
 
AOL enters into multi-year data communications agreements to support AOLnet. In connection with those agreements, AOL may commit to purchase certain minimum levels of data communications services or to pay a fixed cost for network services.
 
AOL also utilizes the AOL Transit Data Network (“ATDN”), the domestic and international network that connects AOL, CompuServe 2000 and Time Warner Cable high-speed data customers to the Internet. The ATDN also functions as the conduit between much of Time Warner’s content and the Internet, linking together various facilities throughout the world, with its greatest capacity in the U.S. and Europe. The ATDN Internet backbone is built from high-end routers and high-bandwidth circuits purchased primarily under long-term agreements from third-party carriers.
 
Improving and maintaining AOLnet and the ATDN requires a substantial investment in telecommunications equipment and services. In addition to making cash purchases of telecommunications equipment, AOL also finances some of these purchases through leases.
 
This excerpt taken from the TWX 10-K filed Mar 11, 2005.
Technologies

      America Online employs a multiple vendor strategy in designing, structuring and operating the network services utilized in its interactive online services. AOLnet, a transfer control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) network of third-party network service providers, is used for the AOL service, the Netscape service, certain versions of the CompuServe service in North America, and other subscriber services in addition to being used by outside parties. America Online expects it will continue to review its network services arrangements in order to align its network capacity with market conditions, provide members of its online services with higher speed access and manage data network costs.

      America Online enters into multi-year data communications agreements to support AOLnet. In connection with those agreements, America Online may commit to purchase certain minimum levels of data communications services or to pay a fixed cost for the network services.

      America Online also utilizes the AOL Transit Data Network (“ATDN”), the domestic and international network that connects AOL, CompuServe 2000 and Time Warner Cable high-speed data customers to the Internet. The ATDN functions as the conduit between all of Time Warner’s content and the Internet, linking together facilities on four continents, with its greatest capacity in the U.S. and Europe. The ATDN Internet backbone is built from high-end routers and high-bandwidth circuits purchased under long-term agreements from third party carriers.

      Improving and maintaining AOLnet and ATDN requires a substantial investment in telecommunications equipment. In addition to making cash purchases of telecommunications equipment, America Online also finances purchases of this equipment by entering into capital leases.

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