Briefs: EMC to Unleash McData in IPO

BOSTON (06/02/2000) - McData Corp., an EMC Corp. subsidiary, filed for an initial public offering (IPO)of up to $100 million in Class B common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission. McData intends to list with New York-based Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. under the ticker MCDT. EMC plans to distribute all of its shares of McData Class A common stock to its shareholders six to 12 months after the offering. Broomfield, Colorado-based McData develops computer network switches and software.

Microsoft Secures E-Book Content

Microsoft Corp. has lined up 30 book publishers behind its Microsoft Reader electronic-book software, which features the company's ClearType font technology. More than 800 titles will be available for Reader when it ships this summer, Microsoft said.

Strange Webfellows

Voter.com Inc. is adding content from The Nation and The National Review, well-known journals on opposite ends of the political spectrum, for its election 2000 coverage. It also announced last month a co-branding campaign with Microsoft. The Washington-based Web site is sponsored by organizations that include Emily's List, The Sierra Club, the Christian Coalition and The American Conservative Union.

Short Takes

Internet services company 1stUp.com Corp. in San Francisco, an operating company of CMGI Inc., is rolling out more than 50 rack-mounted servers from VA Linux Systems Inc. to run application servers and an Oracle8i database on Linux....

The Boeing Co.'s Space and Communications Division has announced it will acquire Autometric Inc., a Springfield, Virginia-based geospatial information technology software and services provider.... PeopleSoft Inc. has named Sam L.

Gallucci to head the company's customer relationship management division.

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