AOL history as told through NYT crossword clues

Just a few of the AOL clues in Times crossword puzzles over the years:
Jan. 14, 1997: Prodigy competitor, for short
Sept. 13, 2000: Yahoo! competitor
Sept. 2, 2001: Netscape purchaser
Jul. 18, 2004: MSN competitor
Aug. 26, 2008: Co. in a 2001 merger with Time Warner
Apr. 21, 2010: Pioneer in instant messaging
Oct. 9, 2011: Company with Patch Media

* The history of AOL as told through New York Times crossword clues (