SRI sold their commercial rights to NLS, along with its service business of supporting customer organizations over the ARPANet, to Tymshare Inc. of Cupertino, CA. Engelbart continued to direct the Augmentation Research Center until early 1978 when the lab was closed down for lack of funding. NLS then became the principal line of business in Tymshare's newly formed Office Automation Division, but under a new name, Augment. The name change brought with it a switch from R&D to commercialization. In spite of Engelbart's efforts, the human/organizational work was cut off, including his carefully cultivated user group.