Ibm And Apple: Wider Talks

After a brief hiatus and a change of venue, Apple Computer and IBM got back to the table on June 29--and promptly expanded their discussions. They have worked out the preliminary terms of a deal that has them sharing microprocessor and software technologies. Now, say people with knowledge of the talks, the two are discussing co-development of a desktop workstation, a wireless network, and multimedia projects--the integration of video and sound with computer data. The multimedia exchange could alienate Sony, which has been working with Apple.

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