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USB, E-commerce To Lead Offerings At PC Expo In N.Y.

The PC Expo consumer and information technology show is expected to draw 100,000 people visiting 500 exhibitors and five new pavilions when the show kicks off in New York City today.

The show, located at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, will run June 21-24, with the show floor opening on June 22. While PC Expo is intended for those interested in corporate-level information technology products, the show has evolved to include a wide variety of consumer computer products, a spokesman said.

The new pavilions will include one dubbed Silicon Alley, which will feature start-up software and hardware companies from across the country. The remaining four pavilions will showcase the Linux operating system, Universal Serial Bus (USB) products, computer telephony products, and e-commerce.

Keynote addresses will kick off each day, starting on June 22, when Marc Andressen, chief technology officer for America Online, will speak on how e-commerce is reshaping the economy.

On June 23, Microsoft COO Robert Herbold will discuss the impact information technology will have in the future.