Definitions for "Online Service"
Keywords:  compuserve, prodigy, aol, genie, delphi
A commercial service that gives computer users Internet access and connection to a variety of online offerings, such as shopping, games and chat rooms.
A commercial information network that provides remote users with access to a variety of information services.
One of a number of subscription services which not only provide access to the WORLD WIDE WEB, but a virtual community as well consisting of various channels and forums such as message boards, chat rooms, email, etc. The best known such services include America Online, Compuserve and Prodigy.
Keywords:  eyebrow, raising, start
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The processing of transaction data as soon as the transaction occurs. It is real-time processing as opposed to batch processing. See: Real time.