Delphi (online service)

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Delphi Forums is a U.S. online service provider and since the mid 1990s has been a community internet forum site.wikipedia
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Internet forum

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Delphi Forums is a U.S. online service provider and since the mid 1990s has been a community internet forum site. In 1996, Delphi launched a free, ad-supported managed-content website with associated message boards and chat rooms, under the management of a team led by Dan Bruns and which included Bill Louden, who had headed GEnie during its heyday.
One of the first forum sites (which is still active today) is Delphi Forums, once called Delphi.

Online service provider

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Delphi Forums is a U.S. online service provider and since the mid 1990s has been a community internet forum site.
Other text-based online services followed such as Delphi online service, GEnie and MCI Mail.

Wes Kussmaul

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The company that became Delphi was founded by Wes Kussmaul as Kussmaul Encyclopedia in 1981 and featured an encyclopedia, e-mail, and a primitive chat.
In 1981 he founded the company that became Delphi.

GEnie

General Electric Information Services
In 1996, Delphi launched a free, ad-supported managed-content website with associated message boards and chat rooms, under the management of a team led by Dan Bruns and which included Bill Louden, who had headed GEnie during its heyday.
Bill Louden, the original creator of GEnie, formed a group of investors to buy the Delphi online service from News Corp, where he led the transition of the service from text-only to the Web (and from a pay-per-hour to an advertising-supported revenue model).

United States

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Delphi Forums is a U.S. online service provider and since the mid 1990s has been a community internet forum site.

Dial-up Internet access

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It started as a nationwide dialup service in 1983.

Email

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The company that became Delphi was founded by Wes Kussmaul as Kussmaul Encyclopedia in 1981 and featured an encyclopedia, e-mail, and a primitive chat.

Telenet

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Forums were text-based, and accessed via Telenet, Sprintnet, Tymnet, Uninet, and Datapac.

Tymnet

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Forums were text-based, and accessed via Telenet, Sprintnet, Tymnet, Uninet, and Datapac.

DATAPAC

Forums were text-based, and accessed via Telenet, Sprintnet, Tymnet, Uninet, and Datapac.

ASCII Corporation

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Delphi partnered with ASCII Corp. of Japan to open online services in 1991.

Japan

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Delphi partnered with ASCII Corp. of Japan to open online services in 1991.

File Transfer Protocol

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

Telnet

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

Usenet

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

World Wide Web

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

MUD

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

Finger protocol

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

Gopher (protocol)

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Features included E-mail (July 1992), FTP, Telnet, Usenet, text-based Web access (November 1992), MUDs, Finger, and Gopher.

Rupert Murdoch

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In 1993, Delphi was sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

News Corporation (1980–2013)

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In 1993, Delphi was sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Cross Point (Lowell, Massachusetts)

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Under Baratz Delphi acquired space in Cross Point an office complex in Lowell, Massachusetts constructed for Wang Laboratories and built a large state of the art server farm.

Lowell, Massachusetts

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Under Baratz Delphi acquired space in Cross Point an office complex in Lowell, Massachusetts constructed for Wang Laboratories and built a large state of the art server farm.

Wang Laboratories

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Under Baratz Delphi acquired space in Cross Point an office complex in Lowell, Massachusetts constructed for Wang Laboratories and built a large state of the art server farm.

Chat room

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In 1996, Delphi launched a free, ad-supported managed-content website with associated message boards and chat rooms, under the management of a team led by Dan Bruns and which included Bill Louden, who had headed GEnie during its heyday.