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  1. DENVER (July 11, 2011) – MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today launches a “site takeover” to bring awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” in more than 600 communities nationwide. The Alzheimer’s Association has tapped MapQuest to reach the more than 40 million unique monthly visitors to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and join “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” In a first for MapQuest, the campaign features a site “takeover,” with a Map Toolbar icon to locate community Walks across the country.

    “MapQuest’s partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association provides high-quality and accurate content to our users, while also bringing them offline activation opportunities like the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in their communities, and underscores our mission to help people through philanthropy,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest.

    Alzheimer’s Association Features & Functionality
    Visitors to MapQuest or individuals looking for information about “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” locations can simply click on the Map Toolbar icon. Additional visibility for the Alzheimer’s Association includes:
    ● One-day homepage and location listings tab – tomorrow, July 12, 2011
    ● MapQuest run-of-brand presence
    ● MapQuest printer-friendly page presence
    ● MapQuest homepage presence
    ● MapQuest directional route line denoted with Alzheimer’s Association purple

    From July 11 through August 10, 2011, MapQuest visitors can view locations of Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” by:
    ● Clicking on the banded tab or a purple Alzheimer’s Association ribbon to show Walk locations
    ● Filling out address fields to find a Walk closest to their chosen location or clicking on an interactive map to view nearest walk locations
    ● Viewing printer-friendly Alzheimer’s awareness advertisements on MapQuest printouts
    ● Viewing Walk locations with 3D rotation and zoom-in functions
    ● Sharing Walks and locations with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail

    MapQuest lists Walks all over the continental U.S., primarily in the fall with some occurring at different times of the year.

    “The Alzheimer Association’s relationship with MapQuest is an exciting step in our continuous effort to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the country, and engage them in Alzheimer’s Association activities like “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said MaryKate Wilson, senior director, constituent marketing, Alzheimer’s Association. “With as many as 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 15 million people providing care, Alzheimer’s disease requires all of us to make a commitment to providing care and support to those impacted while investing funds in critically needed research. We believe the MapQuest community will be receptive to the educational information and participating in “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”*

    *Alzheimer’s Association, Annual Report, 2010

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    About MapQuest
    MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 42 million users in May 2011, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.

    About the Alzheimer’s Association
    The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

  2. Gas-efficiency Features Include Fuel Cost Calculator, Ways to Improve Gas Consumption and Alternative Fuel Options

    DENVER (March 11, 2011) – MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), helps drivers find the lowest prices on gas in their hometowns, near the office or just out for errands. According to INRIX, drivers are experiencing an average 10 percent increase in travel times*, news that comes on the heels of the U.S. Energy Department’s projection for continued increase in gas prices through the spring and summer**. MapQuest helps drivers keep an eye on fuel costs and the lowest gas prices within a searched area with tools found at gasprices.mapquest.com.

    “MapQuest’s gas-efficiency tools lay the groundwork for consumers – especially those facing long daily commutes – to save money every day with simple, smart ways to conveniently find the cheapest gas prices in their area or around their destination,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest. “Gas prices heavily impact our customers and their families, so we work hard to provide tools that improve not just their experience with us, but also their lifestyles as well.”

    Find the Lowest Prices on Gas
    MapQuest’s gas pricing tool is quick and easy to use. At gasprices.mapquest.com, simply select a city and state or type in a zip code to find the lowest-priced gas in that area. Additional specifications can be made such as alternative fuel stations or different fuel grades, as well as sorting stations by distance or price. To use the gas consumption calculator at the top of the map, drivers must enter their total trip distance, miles per gallon, and the cost per gallon.

    Additional tools on MapQuest.com may help consumers plan more effectively with replacement options, including:

    • Alternate Routes: This tool offers between three and five alternative route options that may provide a more efficient route or that may lead drivers by gas stations offering lower prices.
    • Map Toolbar: Perhaps a lunch-break trip to the convenience store may save the gas it would take to drive there on the way home. The business locator, found on the map toolbar, pinpoints businesses in the searched area pertaining to a specific need or interest.
    • Pedestrian Routing: Running those errands can be even easier with simple pedestrian directions from MapQuest. The new nationwide pedestrian mode allows walking travelers to be routed down one-way streets, pedestrian malls, through parks and along designated paths.
    • Transit Routing: Additionally, a new rail transit option links the pedestrian mode with public rail transportation routing in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership.***

    “MapQuest updates gas and diesel prices up to seven times a day,” said Ann Koerner, director of consumer products, MapQuest. “We also know many Americans spend upwards of an hour commuting, which makes efficient route planning even more meaningful. MapQuest offers a variety of tools to make the most of driving trips, but also understand alternative means of transportation that may not involve getting in the car at all.”

    *Fourth Annual INRIX National Traffic Scorecard, March 8, 2011

    **U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 9, 2011

    ***American Public Transportation Association

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    About MapQuest

    MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 44 million users in January 2011, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.

    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Asbury, 303-298-5331, Jennifer.asbury@mapquest.com

  3. DENVER (March 3, 2011) – MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today announced the launch of additional routing options with bike and  pedestrian directions available on each of its 27 open-source sites, and a domestic transit solution in six U.S. cities.

    MapQuest’s new bicycle and pedestrian routing options seamlessly integrate with the existing features for bug reporting, editing and user improvement.  These new features are powered by the OpenStreetMap crowd-sourced database.

    “The beauty of crowd-sourced maps is that the locals truly offer expert knowledge on what they know, see, do, travel by and experience,” said Christian Dwyer.  “Roads are extremely relevant to drivers, but if you travel by foot or bike, certain routes may make more sense.  These new global features cater to those who are not traveling by car, as well as leverage the rich biking and walking path data captured by the community.”

    Available on open.mapquest.com in six domestic markets, the transit option provides an additional routing solution to urbanites in the metro areas of New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership*.  This capability was originally only provided on MapQuest.com.

    “We like to say this is a map for the people, by the people, and it’s important for MapQuest to continually expand the tools, imagery and solutions for the growing needs in every community across the globe,” said Antony Pegg, principal product manager.  “It’s simply not enough for MapQuest to solely make the data available; we want to make it usable to the average consumer in meaningful ways that help inform their decisions.”

    For more details, visit MapQuest’s developer blog.  To learn more about the MapQuest Open Initiative, visit developer.mapquest.com/open or send an e-mail to open@mapquest.com.

    * American Public Transportation Association

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    About MapQuest

    MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 44 million users in January 2011, according to comScore Media Metrix.  MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices.  MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.

    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Asbury, 303-298-5331, Jennifer.asbury@mapquest.com

  4. New Features Include International Functionality, Error-reporting and Open-source Mapping

    DENVER (February 16, 2011) – MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today launches its free MapQuest for AndroidTM app for the 18.2 million domestic Android phone users*.  The new app features the same award-winning technology MapQuest previously issued for iPhone with major additions including OpenStreetMap (OSM) data that allows consumers to use the app internationally, as well as directly report errors onto the map.

    “MapQuest’s Android app speaks to our mission of offering smart, accurate mobile mapping solutions, and reflects our commitment to open map information that can be shared and improved collaboratively,” said Michael Iams, principal product manager, MapQuest.  “Our mission is to help people get where they need to go, and MapQuest’s new Android app will make available to millions of consumers a great mobile turn-by-turn experience specifically for Android.”

    Some 8.6 million people use MapQuest’s mobile website, 1.4 million of which are on Android devices**.  Nationwide, 234 million people use mobile phones and 85.3 million of them use mobile web capabilities***.  Additionally, recent market studies indicate Android is the No. 2 selling smartphone across the globe.****

    MapQuest for Android

    The MapQuest for Android app is free and does not require a trial period, subscription or upgrade.  Features include:

    • Voice-guided/Turn-by-turn Navigation: The phone speaks directions regarding where and when to make a turn
    • Voice Search: Drivers can speak the desired destination for search and directions
    • Map Toolbar: Easily find restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations and parking with one click
    • Walking & Driving Directions: Recommends the best route and rotates the map based on orientation of travel
    • Live Traffic Flow/Incidents: Extensive coverage updated every 5 minutes

    In its new Android app, MapQuest leverages OpenStreetMap data to provide international maps and directions, user-sourced unique local perspective and detail, and the opportunity to enrich the map through the error-reporting tool.

    “We are thrilled to launch international capabilities on the MapQuest for Android application,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest.  “For maps and directions outside North America, we default to a navigation experience on open data, allowing MapQuest users to play an active role in improving the depth and quality of the map.”

    The new Android app is available today in both Android’s web-based market place and the mobile marketplace.  MapQuest launched its acclaimed iPhone app, MapQuest for Mobile, in July 2010.  More information on MapQuest’s mobile offerings is available at wireless.MapQuest.com.

    *comScore Mobilens, December 2010

    ** comScore Mobilens, December 2010

    *** comScore Mobilens, December 2010

    ****Gartner 2011

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    About MapQuest

    MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 44 million users in January 2011, according to comScore Media Metrix.  MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices.  MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.

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    Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

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    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Asbury, 303-298-5331, Jennifer.asbury@mapquest.com

  5. DENVER (February 10, 2011) – MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today launched a pedestrian routing mode on MapQuest.com making walking directions more direct than ever.  Additionally, a new rail transit option links the pedestrian mode with public rail transportation routing in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership.* 

    With more U.S. individuals now residing in urban settings rather than suburban or rural**, there is an even greater need to provide relevant information and routing to MapQuest’s growing city contingency: The new nationwide pedestrian mode allows walking travelers to be routed down one-way streets, pedestrian malls, through parks and along designated paths; while the new transit routing option provides departure and arrival information, helpful hints to alert train passengers, and station search information in designated cities.

    “MapQuest is in the business of getting people where they need to go,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest. “We are excited to launch both the nationwide pedestrian mode and the new transit routing option on MapQuest.com to reach urban commuters who rely on alternative modes of transportation.”

    On average, some 14.7 million people*** use metro public rail options in the six launch cities:

    • New York
    • Washington D.C.
    • Chicago
    • Boston
    • San Francisco Bay
    • Philadelphia

    “The new MapQuest routing options for walking directions and transit can work separately or together to meet customers’ preferences,” said Ann Koerner, director of consumer products, MapQuest.  “MapQuest has always listened to our customer needs.  The pedestrian mode and rail transit option are a direct response to one of the top requested features from our customers, and help us continue to be the trusted source for all types of maps and directions.” 

    On average, MapQuest receives more than 1 million inquiries for directions each day.  The new pedestrian routing and rail transit option add layers of environmentally conscious features to MapQuest’s growing suite of world-class routing solutions.   

    MapQuest worked with San Francisco-based, geospatial data and mapping company, Urban Mapping, to develop its transit option, and has plans for additional city content is 2011.

    * American Public Transportation Association

    ** U.S. Census Bureau, 2009

    *** American Public Transportation Association

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    About MapQuest

    MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 44 million users in January 2011, according to comScore Media Metrix.  MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices.  MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.

    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Asbury, 303-298-5331, Jennifer.asbury@mapquest.com