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Userplane continues to extend its clients' Flash-based communication tools for use in various aspects of social networking. The company continues to embrace the world market through innovative use of its Instant Communicator, Web Chat, and Web Recorder applications. The types of clients using social networking are diverse, coming from areas not usually thought of having a need for such services. ChosenNet, an online Jewish community; LDS LinkUp, a community for Latter-Day Saints; and French language networking site, Amidami, are using Userplane's Community Suite to enhance their communication abilities. CityCrowd, an online site offering social and professional services to busy professionals, is another Userplane client, equipping its products with an ever increasing number of media applications. Userplane is using Macromedia Flash technology to make users' online ... (more)

New Flash Video Streaming Service Eliminates Video Server Installation

With the new Macromedia Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by VitalStream, companies can deliver video-enabled Flash content across a reliable content distribution network to Macromedia Flash Player. The partnership between VitalStream and Macromedia means that companies will be able to use Flash to deliver on-demand video without having to install and maintain streaming video servers. Flash video content enables a better user experience because of its unique ability to include interactivity, synchronize the video to other site elements, play back within the browser, and not ... (more)

MX Education and More, Come Flex With Us In Boston - Day 3 Today !!

Read full details of the accompanying 2-Day Expo (Yahoo! News) Come hear Macromedia's general manager for designer and developer products, David Mendels, keynote on how integration can only matter if it reaches users in meaningful ways. http://sys-con.com/edge2004/specevents.cfm http://www.sys-con.com/edge2004/registernew.cfm Come learn about Macromedia Flex, the presentation tier for Rich Internet Applications - something that will interest programmers of every stripe, regardless of your preferred language. Compared to other application server platforms, ColdFusion MX makes creati... (more)

Flash To be Ported to Linux?

"When will it be time to bring our tools to Linux?" chief software architect Kevin Lynch and his colleagues at Macromedia, Inc., have been asking themselves recently. The answer, he said this week at Macromedia's latest "FlashForward" conference - the 11th of its kind - is right now. First to emerge, thinks Lynch, would be optimizations allowing Flash MX to work with Wine. Then if all went smoothly with that, next would come a Linux version of Flash MX - and eventually of Macromedia's other market-leading apps too. This move would parallel Macromedia's introduction of "Flex" to w... (more)

Macromedia and Speedera Deliver Flash Video Streaming

Speedera Networks Inc., a global provider of on-demand distributed computing services, and Macromedia have announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by Speedera. The service provides companies with an outsourced solution to enable the streaming of high-quality Flash video to Web users across a globally distributed on-demand network. The service, based on Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX and now available as part of Speedera’s comprehensive SpeedSuite family of services, enables companies to fundamentally transform video expe... (more)