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AIM

(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supports text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts is called a "Buddy List." AIM was part of America Online and then a stand-alone service in 1997. It was discontinued at the end of 2017. See instant messaging.

(2) (Application Integration Middleware) An umbrella term for middleware software that ties applications together. See application integration, middleware and PPMW.

(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, www.aimglobal.org) The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for barcodes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.

(4) (Apple IBM Motorola) The alliance of Apple, IBM and Motorola that developed the PowerPC chip. See PowerPC and Apple-IBM alliance.
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Across the industry, fashion houses are pushing into new markets for couture outside of Europe, taking aim at new and younger pockets of wealth specifically around the Middle East and Asia.
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Summary: Washington, July 17, 2010, SPA -- US President Barack Obama is taking aim at Senate Republicans, accusing them of playing politics with measures that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses.
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The legislation, still being worked on, includes measures to track Social Security numbers; a bill making it a felony for deportable illegal immigrants to fail to attend removal proceedings; and one taking aim at so-called ``anchor babies'' by requiring that at least one parent be a citizen or legal resident before a child born in the U.
Here, Albarracin's humor may be taking aim at an obvious, already weakening target, yet the work's dry tone and understated style--in contrast to the baroque excess of the other two works--endow it with a resonant melancholy.
This year's out-of-left-field movie transformation is Spamalot, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and clearly taking aim at Camelot.
Taking AIM 2003 shows that local AIM companies are highly positive about the mar- ket and the opportunities it affords growing businesses, including long term growth potential, access to institutions and enhanced credibility.
When you're the big guy on the block, everybody is taking aim at you," says Karlyn Bowman, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank.
Although several folks apparently got a kick out of taking aim at the photo of a man they now detest," reports Roll Call newspaper's Ed Henry, "a peeved member of the club ripped the photo out of the urinal, fearing it would be seen as yet another symbol of the party's alleged intolerance.
Naomi Klein's No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (Picador USA, 2000), has already gotten some--but not enough--attention.