CompuServe Information Service
<company> (CIS) One of the services run by CompuServe Corporation. CIS
provides a wide variety of information and services, including bulletin boards,
on-line conferencing, business news, sports and weather, financial transactions,
electronic mail, travel and entertainment data as well as on-line editions of
computer publications. CompuServe Information Service should not be confused
with CompuServe Corporation's other sectors which offer many other services
besides the consumer information service.
CIS is a large international conferencing system (albeit with a heavy US bias).
It provides an access to the Usenet news (GO INTERNET). More comprehensive
Internet access was planned for the end of 1994.
Compuserve's main competitors were AOL and Prodigy. The names CI$ and
Compu$erve, once used in sig blocks, refer to CompuServe's high charges.
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