In Augustwe fundamentally shifted the primary strategic focus of our business from generating subscription access revenues to attracting and engaging Internet consumers and generating advertising revenues. Prior to the spin-off, Time Warner had been evaluating potential transactions involving, and structural alternatives for, AOL, including the possibility of separating the global web services and subscription access services businesses, which share infrastructure such as data centers and network operations centers.
Specifically, we plan to reduce our presence in Europe by significantly reducing our operations in France and Germany and ceasing operations in a number of other countries. AOL offered the first real-time homework help service the Teacher Pager—; prior to this, AOL provided homework help bulletin boardsthe first service by children, for children Kids Only Online,the first online service for parents the Parents Information Network,the first online coursesthe first omnibus service for teachers the Teachers' Information Network,the first online exhibit Library of Congress, the first parental controls, and many other online education firsts.
Service centers based in India and the Philippines continue to this day to provide customer support and technical assistance to subscribers.
Our strategy remains focused primarily on attracting and engaging Internet consumers and generating advertising revenues, with our subscription access service managed as a valuable distribution channel for our content, product and service offerings.
The deal closed on January 11, They are facing SEC charges that the regulator claims are supported by emails and evidence including a note from Kelly to Wovsaniker in which he asks what "other round trips do you have coming down the line? On March 15,AOL announced the acquisition of Hipster, a mobile photo-sharing app for an undisclosed amount.
Armstrongwho continued to lead the firm following regulatory approval, called the deal the logical next step for AOL. Background Historically, our primary strategic focus was our dial-up Internet access services business which operated one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States.
US financial regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil lawsuits alleging that between and the eight men had produced or contributed to financial statements that inflated advertising results. AOL Local, comprising its CityGuide,  Yellow Pages  and Local Search  services to help users find local information like restaurants, local events, and directory listings.
It's about setting up for the next five to 10 years. This action followed several advertising acquisitions, most notably Advertising.