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Financial Post: Cowpland in from cold

Dec 02, 2000, 22:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Thompson)

"High-tech entrepreneur Michael Cowpland will re-enter the business world as the head of an Ottawa-based company that will develop applications for wireless devices based on the Linux operating system."

"The company is still in the embryonic stages, the Financial Post has learned, but it will likely be launched early next year. Dr. Cowpland is working with Ottawa-based Zim Technologies International Inc. in developing the technology which he expects to spin-off into a separate business early next year. Dr. Cowpland is an investor in Zim and acts as a technology advisor to the company...."

"The technology will bridge the gap between personalized Web portals and text-based wireless devices that are now being used by consumers to access the Web. Those devices do not adequately allow acceptable Internet access, Mr. Eid said, but he expects the technology will develop over the next two years."

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