Stifel, Key, Kemper, First Albany Try Windows Betaquotes

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Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Key Services Corp., First Albany Corp. and a group at Kemper Securities Corp. have each taken steps to increase their reliance on Beta Systems Inc.'s upgraded retail quote service -- dubbed, rather protractedly, Betaquotes for the Windows Operating System.

Stifel, with a total of 410 brokers, plans within six weeks to begin testing Betaquotes for Windows. 250 broker- strong Key Services Corp. plans to start its tryout of full Windows service on 35 to 40 desktops in abou