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Macromedia

(company)
A company supplying multimedia and interactive television services and digital arts software tools in the US and worldwide. They produce products for Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh including: Macromedia FreeHand, a tool for design and illustration; Macromedia Director, an animation and authoring tool for multimedia production; Authorware Professional, a multiplatform authoring tool for interactive learning; MacroModel, a 3D modelling tool for multimedia, graphics and product design; SoundEdit 16, a digital sound recording and editing system; Fontographer, a typeface editing programme; and Action!, a multimedia presentation application.

Chief Executive Officer: Bud Colligan.

Macromedia

(Macromedia, Inc., San Francisco, CA, www.adobe.com) A software company that specialized in multimedia authoring tools and was acquired by Adobe in 2005. It was created in 1992 by the merger of Authorware, Inc. and MacroMind-Paracomp. Both Authorware and MacroMind were founded in 1984, and MacroMind merged with Paracomp in 1991.

Carried forth under the Adobe banner, Macromedia's primary products were Dreamweaver, ColdFusion, Flex, Macromedia Director (Shockwave) and Flash. Flash Lite for mobile phones was introduced in 2003 and first used by Japan's NTT DoCoMo. See Adobe, Flash, Director and ColdFusion.
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Site licenses include a sample curriculum to help teachers start teaching Web design courses or integrate Web projects into academic courses, as well as teacher training through online courses at Macromedia University (www.
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Macromedia, the Macromedia logo, and Macromedia Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc.
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Macromedia, the Macromedia logo, Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Flash Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc.
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We are excited to work with Macromedia to help our joint customers optimize the quality and performance of their rich Internet applications developed with the Macromedia Flex product line.
Early access to technology and the development behind a product or technology -- like Macromedia is doing with Macromedia Labs -- sets up a virtuous circle: developers inform the shape of what they get, products and technologies are vetted and improved sooner, and, of course, developers expedite their learning curves.
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