July 16, 1993 |
At a time when high-tech alliances are all the rage, one of the most prominent link-ups--a multimedia venture of Apple Computer and IBM Corp. called Kaleida Labs--has run into trouble. The two computer powers, both struggling with severe financial problems, have ousted Nat Goldhaber as Kaleida's chief executive in favor of veteran IBM manager Michael Braun.
December 19, 1994 |
IBM, Apple's Kaleida to Announce Long-Delayed ScriptX: After more than two years of product delays and management shake-ups, Kaleida Labs Inc., a joint venture formed by Apple Computer Inc. and International Business Machines Corp., will announce today that they have begun shipping interactive multimedia software. A spokesperson for Kaleida, based in Mountain View, Calif.
May 25, 1993 |
Kaleida Labs, an Apple-IBM joint venture that seeks to develop software standards for "multimedia" computers, announced Monday that Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric and Singapore's Creative Technology have agreed to support its software. Kaleida has spent much of the last year rounding up backing for its Script X software, designed to make it possible to create multimedia programs that can be played back on otherwise incompatible computers and consumer electronics devices.
May 11, 1994 |
Cutbacks Ordered at Kaleida Labs: International Business Machines Corp. and Apple Computer Inc. told their joint venture to cut its work force by 20% and focus on its core multimedia technology. Mountain View, Calif.-based Kaleida Labs Inc. said it will now "focus completely" on delivering its ScriptX multimedia development product and eliminating jobs not essential to rushing the software to market.
July 19, 1994 |
Saturday's settlement of the Microsoft antitrust case, under which the software power agreed to alter some business practices, is not expected to have a dramatic impact on the software business in the short term. But even if Microsoft retains dominance in desktop PC software, it may have trouble extending its success to a number of new, fast-growing markets. Desktop: Microsoft DOS and Windows have more than 80% of the market for PC operating systems, which control basic computer functions.
October 7, 1992 |
Twelve of the nation's leading technology companies said Tuesday that they have joined forces to help bring "multimedia" services, such as picture phones and computerized movie libraries, to American households by 1995. The venture, dubbed First Cities, includes such prominent companies as Apple Computer, Eastman Kodak Co., North American Philips, Corning Inc., Southwestern Bell Corp. and US West Inc.