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