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Macromedia has announced the availability of an update for Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX Professional 2004 that includes performance and stability improvements as well as expanded documentation. The Flash MX 2004 7.0.1 update is available at www.macromedia.com/go/updates/. New, updated trial versions of Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX Professional 2004 are also available for download, and customers with previously expired trial versions will be able to try the new versions with a special serial number. Macromedia also added new resources to the Flash Developer Center that enable customers to take advantage of the breakthrough capabilities of the new products. The center is organized across a broad range of topics to quickly enable customers to find topics that match their interests, such as data integration, screens, video, Version 2 Components, and ActionScript 2.0... (more)

Breaking News: Macromedia Announces MAX 2004 Award Winners

The winners of the 2004 MAX Awards have just been announced in New Orleans. "I love the work our customers are doing," said Rob Burgess, chairman and CEO, Macromedia, as the results were officially announced. "It's my pleasure to recognize their great achievements. Their work is an inspiration to all of us at Macromedia." The MAX Awards recognize the most effective and compelling experiences created using Macromedia technology, Burgess noted. Winners and finalists were selected by a team of Macromedia judges based on design and development, and the return on investment that the e... (more)

CourseAvenue Joins Macromedia Alliance Partner Program

CourseAvenue, a  web based, collaborative rapid e learning applications, announced that they have become a member of the Macromedia Alliance Partner program. CourseAvenue's collaborative rapid e Learning applications are leading the evolution of rapid e learning to team based development and publishing of content and courseware. Leading companies around the world who utilize Macromedia products such as Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Breeze can capitalize on the rapid development platform of TeamAvenue, CourseAvenue's team based rapid e learning development platform. "By combinin... (more)

Flash Video's Latest Coup: Chosen As Format For Amazon Theater Short Film Competition

VitalStream Reports Record Quarterly and Annual Revenues "Using Flash video has a proven track record of delivering a high-quality, short-film viewing experience for Amazon.com customers," said Chris Bruzzo, director of strategic communications, Amazon Services, as Macromedia yesterday announced that Amazon Services has selected Macromedia Flash video - as also used by SYS-CON.TV (http://www.sys-con.tv) - as its exclusive online video format for the Amazon Theater Short Film Competition, which will showcase up-and-coming filmmakers. By leveraging the abilities in Flash to develop... (more)

WebSideStory Acquires Atomz, Founded by Former Macromedia Execs

WebSideStory is integrating its on-demand digital marketing applications with the search and on-demand site search capabilities of Atomz, the acquisition of which it has now completed. Under the terms of the deal, WebSideStory acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and options of Atomz in exchange for approximately 3.1 million shares of common stock and approximately $4.3 million in cash. Atomz shareholders also have the right to receive an earn-out payment based on achievement of certain revenues by Atomz in the fifteen-month period following the closing. Atomz will retai... (more)