In 2015 Verizon acquired AOL, including its Compu Serve division.
In 2017 after Verizon completed its acquisition of Yahoo, Compu Serve became part of Verizon's newly formed Oath Inc. Compu Serve was founded in 1969 as Compu-Serv Network, Inc.
CIS finally introduced monthly pricing in late 1997, but by that time the number of users leaving all online services for dialup Internet service providers was reaching a crescendo.
In 1997, CIS's parent company, H&R Block, announced its desire to sell the company.
Compu Serve developed extensive screening and reporting tools that were used by many investment banks on Wall Street.
In 1978, Radio Shack marketed the residential information service Micro NET, in which home users accessed the computers during evening hours, when the Compu Serve computers were otherwise idle.
In 1981, The Times explained Compu Serve's technology in one sentence: Compu Serve was also a world leader in other commercial services.