Kalieda taps Goldhaber co-chair

Kalieda Labs, the joint venture between IBM Corp. and Apple Computer Co., had a change in management announced Thursday that president/CEO Nat Goldhaber will become co-chairman alongside Robert Carberry, who is also president of IBM’s Fireworks Partners.

The company is engineering a computer operating system for multimedia programs.

Replacing Goldhaber is Mike Braun, VP/managing partner of Fireworks, the IBM venture arm responsible for multimedia partnerships. Goldhaber added that Braun was his choice for the job.

“My tenure was pre-prescribed as one year,” said Goldhaber. Moreover, he had hoped to turn Kalieda into a public company, thereby having more of his compensation tied to the stock’s performance. The board, however, decided against that option, with Goldhaber’s agreement, earlier this year.

This year, Kalieda has pulled together an alliance between cable industry TV set-top box-maker Scientific-Atlanta and computer chip manufacturer Motorola to develop multimedia capabilities (Daily Variety, June 7).

Goldhaber also has signed up Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Creative Technology Ltd. to support its software, dubbed ScriptX.

The software will permit multimedia programs written for a Macintosh to also run on IBM-compatible computers.

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