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Nando Raises Sights

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Nando Raises Sights

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New name, role selling Web services

NANDO.NET, THE NEW media unit of the McClatchy Co., has changed its name to Nando Media. The move, announced at the Connections '98 conference in Orlando, Fla., reflects an expanding role as a provider of high-tech business services -- beyond the online delivery of news and advertising.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based Nando.net, one of the earliest pioneers of Internet publishing, was established as one of the Internet's largest and most extensive news sites, offering round-the-clock updates of national and international events and later expanded to become the Web technology center for all McClatchy Co. newspapers.

Now it is reaching further and providing Web hosting and other online services to outside companies like the New York Dally News (www.nydailynews.com), which will launch its revamped Web site from Nando's servers.

"It became apparent that the name Nando.net didn't tell the whole story," said Christian A. …

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