A Step Closer To The Multimedia Home?

Wiring America's homes for video banking, learning, games, and health care is an idea that's always just around the corner. Now, though, 12 companies are joining to jump-start investment in multimedia for the home. The First Cities team, announced on Oct. 7 by Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp., the high-tech research consortium based in Austin, Tex., includes Apple Computer, Eastman Kodak, Corning, North American Philips, U.S. West, and Southwestern Bell.

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