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March 21, 1996

NEWS IN BRIEF

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Corp and the Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp group has announced an agreement to co-operate in providing Internet access services in Japan from April 1.

Rockwell International Corp is thought to seeking a buyer for its roughly $3,500m-a-year aerospace and defense electronics businesses.

Hewlett-Packard Co has not actually stuck HP on the front of the name of the new Exemplar SPP parallel machines but they have been stripped of their Convex moniker, and the Convex Computer Corp name lives on only in the Convex Technology Center.

Computer Sciences Corp of El Segundo, California has won a $371.2m US defence contract for military command, control and communications.

Indonesia’s PT Bank Danamon has called in General Motor Corp’s Electronic Data Systems Corp to help out with its data processing. It put its computer operations into the PT Danamon- EDS Technology Services joint venture, which will become the data center for Bank Danamon’s branches all over Indonesia, and process automatic teller machine and credit card transactions.

Momentum Software Corp of Englewood, New Jersey, is offering an Internet version of its X*IPC messaging system which includes Java support.

Correction: 3,500 is the total workforce at Cirrus Logic Inc and it is cutting 450 to 500 jobs, some 13% of the total (CI No 2,876).

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