(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| AOL Japan's Membership Tops 200,000
January 26, 1999 (TOKYO) -- AOL Japan Inc. said the number of members
for its online service topped 200,000 as of Jan. 7.
|AOL Japan started service on April 15, 1997, enlarging the membership
of the online service to 100,000 by the end of April 1998, to 150,000
in October 1998, and then up to 200,000 this January by retaining an
additional 50,000 members within last three months.
"The recovery of the market for personal computers and our sales campaign
last year's end have worked to help membership," said AOL Japan President
In addition to the latest membership figures, the company also announced
it would provide a new version of its application to access its online
service. AOL 4.0 (Japanese version) will be available for free from
Jan. 26. AOL 4.0 enables users to attach graphics into the body of their
AOL 4.0 also makes the contents in French and German Web sites of AOL
available to its users, in addition to the contents of American Web
sites already available for use.
The current version of AOL 4.0 is only for Windows for the time being.
Users can download the application from AOL
Japan's Web site or from a CD-ROM offered at PC shops.
Related story: Japan's Home PC Penetration Lags U.S., AOL Exec.
(BizTech News Dept.)
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