AOL Inc. operates as a Web services company that offers a suite of brands and offerings for the worldwide audience. Its business spans online content, products, and services for consumers, publishers, and advertisers. The company provides its content services through operating AOL.com, Engadget, TechCrunch, PopEater, Moviefone, AOL Shopping, AOL Autos, AOL Travel, AOL Real Estate, MapQuest, and StyleList. It also operates Patch, a community-specific news and information platform that provides local coverage information for individual towns and communities; MapQuest, which offers online mapping and directions services; and City?s Best that provides local entertainment information for major metropolitan areas. In addition, the company offers search and contextual services; online advertising services; display advertising; and Internet access subscription services. Further, it provides consumer applications, including communications products and services comprising mail, instant messaging, and a suite of mobile offerings. The company distributes its AOL properties through agreements with manufacturers of digital devices and other consumer electronics, broadband access providers and mobile carriers, toolbars, widgets, co-branded portals, Websites, third party Website, and social networks, as well as through engine marketing and search engine optimization distribution methods. AOL Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York.