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Symantec Realigns After Bloom Departs

Symantec Corp. shuffled its executive ranks as part of a corporate reorganization that is now completed, two months after the departure of Vice Chairman and President Gary Bloom. Symantec reduced its business units from six to three and streamlined sales operations. Enrique Salem, Jeremy Burton and Kris Hagerman will head the units. In addition, Ajei Gopal was named chief technology officer, replacing Mark Bregman.

EDS Plans to Expand Chinese Operations

Electronic Data Systems Corp. plans to open at least two out-sourcing centers in China and hire 2,000 staffers there over the next two years. The announcement came shortly after EDS moved its Asia-Pacific headquarters from Australia to Shanghai. The company is now looking for locations for the outsourcing centers. The operations will provide IT outsourcing and hosting services for multi-national and Chinese clients.

McAfee Buys Web Testing Company

McAfee Inc. has purchased Web-site rating company SiteAdvisor Inc., for an undisclosed sum. SiteAdvisor, which makes software for testing Web sites to see if they contain spyware or viruses, was founded last year by a group of MIT engineers. Last month the company released a free browser tool bar designed to warn users when they visit risky Web sites.

Fiorina Joins Taiwan Chip Maker's Board

Carly Fiorina, former chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., has joined the board of directors at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. as an independent member. Fiorina will join TSMC's audit and compensation committees. The board now has 10 members, including four independent directors.

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