Established in 1969, CompuServe became the first commercial online service when it started accepting users on September 24, 1979, and helped introduce the GIF image standard. Today, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.
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Jacksonville, FL 32226-8650
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July 1, 2009 - The online service CompuServe shut down.
October 1, 2006 - The Software Freedom Law Center announced that all patent claims interfering with the employment of the GIF format have expired. All users should no longer fear patent claims when using the GIF format.
February 1998 - CompuServe became part of AOL.
December 24, 1994 - Unisys and CompuServe announced that they expected licensing fees for software that creates and displays GIF images. This caused hysteria among developers and website owners using GIF images because of potential future GIF taxes that lead to the development of the PNG format.
1987 - CompuServe introduced the GIF standard and images.
September 24, 1979 - CompuServe began offering dial-up service.
1969 - CompuServe was established.