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The Toronto Star: Corel Remake Still 'Early Stage'

Sep 26, 2002, 14:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"Corel's attention span was fitting for an MTV generation. Attempts to become a maker of low-cost network computers, then a champion for the Java programming language and more recently, a pioneer in the creation of consumer-based Linux products, all led to losses and dead ends.

"Corel's missteps peaked with the failed acquisition of Inprise/Borland Corp. in May, 2000, further complicated by Cowpland's controversial stock trading, which sparked an investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission.

"Burney, 39, took over as head of Corel when Cowpland decided to jump ship later that year. Since then, the young executive--recently named one of Canada's top 40 under 40--has stopped the bleeding and brought stability to the company's balance sheet and employee base..."

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