said they will split CompuServe
's consumer and commercial businesses once WorldCom buys CompuServe
The six areas are simple to use -- they are not very different from the CompuServe
Accountants Forum -- and extensive directions are posted.
1, 1996, The Tax Adviser is available electronically via the Accountants Forum (the Forum) on the CompuServe
The national scope and ability to reach any pager is the result of an exclusive agreement between CompuServe
and RPA, the Jersey City, N.
Several of the real estate professionals have tried Prodigy and America Online, but prefer Compuserve
(CIS) as a more useful business tool, dismissing the other on-line services as being too family-oriented and lightweight.
The oldest on-line service, CompuServe
Information Service, has more than 1 million members.
's MHS connection will provide a transparent link between the estimated three quarters of a million users of MHS-compatible LAN messaging systems and the 553,000 members of the CompuServe
, the nation's second-largest on-line provider, which is controlled by H&R Block Co.
, which claims 500,000 subscribers, estimates that no more than 25 percent of The Source users also had an account on CompuServe
prior to the sale.
While a deal faces formidable hurdles, a combination of CompuServe
and the nation's largest on-line service could create an industry behemoth - boosting AOL's membership of 8 million by more than a third, erasing a big rival and aiding its ambitions to sell dramatically more on-line advertising.