AOL co-founder Steve Case snaps ominous photo of Tropical Storm Iselle as it approaches Hawaii

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AOL co-founder Steve Case snaps ominous photo of Tropical Storm Iselle as it approaches Hawaii
Quiet morning so far in #Honolulu as #Iselle (now downgraded from #hurricane to tropical storm) nears. #SoFarSoGood http://t.co/cMsZqRVBT0
Amazing sight here in Hilo, HI. The Wailuku River rose 13 feet in just 12 hours, says @WXmel6. http://t.co/i253kQSnXA
RT @weatherchannel: Sun rises on Tropical Storm #Iselle. First visible satellite shot of day http://t.co/sDgnb9U5IN http://t.co/3RqUKWcqQa
RT @KHONnews: Felled trees at Hawaiian Paradise Park in Keaau on the Big Island (photo courtesy Tyrone96720) #Iselle #808news http://t.co/R…
On #maui #southshore this morning ... #Iselle #quietsky http://t.co/OfWha394cH
Tormenta tropical #Iselle golpea Hawái http://t.co/avfaqfJ2RL http://t.co/kLDxPmtoOS
Tormenta Iselle provoca daños en Hawái, mientras huracán Julio se acerca http://t.co/YEMPg8zW8J http://t.co/WncUoeZdOm
Monster waves on the Big Island ahead of #Iselle (Image: Juliann Morris) More photos here: http://t.co/ikKXXnH7eX http://t.co/GNvRuYYt79
RT @HawaiiNewsNow: #Iselle whips up surf with 15-20 ft. waves slamming the Big Island. More photos: http://t.co/vadcEupOYJ #hinews http://t…
RT @KHONnews: Photo gallery of shots sent to us from across the state as #Iselle approaches: http://t.co/M5IXNJKD9Q (Rick Giese) http://t.c…
Damage in Hilo on Kalanianaole Ave following #Iselle #hiwx @KITV4 @HawaiiNewsNow @KHONnews http://t.co/cgSUvy2q2Q
In East Maui, rough surf at Hamoa beach in Hana. (photo credit: my dad) #Iselle #hiwx http://t.co/jlYx9LLulO
Near whiteout in #Waikiki as rain & 40 mph winds swirl. #Iselle http://t.co/OavL2spyud
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By ANDREW TAVANI

Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, is in Honolulu and happened to snap a rather ominous-looking photo of the calm before the storm there. Iselle was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall Friday morning on Hawaii's Big Island.

Case, who according to his Twitter profile is now the chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, posted the photo to Twitter earlier today.



About two hours later, Case posted another photo on Twitter depicting the deteriorating conditions as Tropical Storm Iselle blew into town.


Case was born in Honolulu in 1958, according to Biography.com. He went on to be an entrepreneur and business man early in his career before taking a job in 1983 with Control Video, a company that would later evolve into AOL. Two years later, Biography.com reports, the company changed its name to Quantum Computer Services. It wasn't until 1991 that the name AOL was born, the result of a company contest to select a new name. The person who picked the winning name: one Steve Case. The next year he became AOL's CEO, a position he would hold until he became chairman of AOL Time Warner, Inc. in what was one of the largest corporate media mergers ever, a $166 billion acquisition.

For more on AOL's history, click here. And for more photos of Iselle posted to Twitter, check out the slide at the top of this article.
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