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CleverMedia has started a campaign against a french site that features hundreds of stolen games from dozens of sites. Check out this page for more information and to see how you can help out.

Posted on June 17, 2002 at 11:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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Macromedia Wins Second Round in Patent Suit
Macromedia claims that Adobe’s products infringed on Macromedia user interface patents. Here is the CNET article. I’ve always assumed that this suit was Macromedia’s answer to Adobe’s suit and that Macromedia would rather just have everything dropped. A quote from Rob Burgess, Macromedia CEO, seems to confirm this: “The score is now Adobe-1, Macromedia-1, customers-0”.

Posted on May 9, 2002 at 11:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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Adobe Wins First Round in Patent Suit
Abobe claims that Flash’s tabbed palettes violate their patent. Here is the CNET article. I’m guessing that there will be appeals and more to come. Some reports I have heard say that Adobe is trying to get Macromedia to pull Flash from the shelves. Other reports say that this only applies to Flash 5, since Flash MX doesn’t use the same type of tabbed palettes.

Posted on May 7, 2002 at 11:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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Shockwave Player Reaches 70% Penetration
Check out this new report from Macromedia. It claims that 69.9% of the people surfing the Internet can view Shockwave content. Another page shows how this compares to other media players like Real Player, Windows Media Player, Java and Flash. Flash is still the champ, with 98% penetration. But which version of Shockwave do users have? Macromedia breaks it down here.

Posted on April 21, 2002 at 11:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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Flash MX is now available! You can buy it on the Macromedia site for $499 or $199 for an upgrade. The Flash 6 player is also available for download. Macromedia’s site seems overloaded right now so you might want to wait to try and buy it. I was able to get the player with no problem though.

Posted on March 14, 2002 at 11:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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Macromedia announces Flash MX, AKA Flash 6. New features will include video support, dynamic JPEG and MP3 loading, local shared objects, and an overhauled ActionScript editor.

Posted on March 4, 2002 at 12:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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A Flash 5 Player of the Casio PDA is now available for download here. As far as I know, this is the only Flash 5 PDA playback engine. All of the others are Flash 4. I don’t own a Cassiopeia, so I can’t test it myself. Let me know if you have tried it.

Posted on February 28, 2002 at 12:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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