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Meaning of COMPUSERVE INFORMATION SERVICE

 
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(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 is planned for the end of 1994. Forum UKCOMP topic Acorn/Z88 is the place to find acorn users.

Compuserve's main competitors are aol and prodigy.

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