Digitizing hyperlocal communities across the U.S. and ultimately across the globe
AOL is a leading provider of local content, platforms and services covering geographic levels ranging from neighborhoods to major metropolitan areas. This local content includes professional editorial content, user-generated content and business listings. Our goal is to provide a compelling, accessible and comprehensive local experience on the Internet.
For 15 years, MapQuest has been the trusted source for maps and directions, providing desktop, mobile and business solutions to help people determine where to go, how to get there and what to do along the way. It is the second-largest online mapping company, operating at 44 percent market share. MapQuest takes the anxiety out of travel, serving more than 4 million inquiries each day and reaching more than 42 million unique visitors each month.
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Patch launched in 2009 with the mission of becoming the most trusted source of local news and information via a platform of hyperlocal sites, managed by professional local journalists and photographers. Patch is also the premier online destination for residents who want to participate in discussions, post announcements and event information, share their perspectives via Patch's blogging platform, and get involved in their communities. In addition, business owners and advertisers benefit from Patch's unique ability to geotarget new and existing customers. Serving as the eyes and ears for what is happening at the grassroots level across the country, Patch is the web's fastest-growing local property, now in over 850 communities in 22 states plus Washington, D.C.
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