[MD1] Shockwave 2nd Anniversary
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Shockwave 2nd Anniversary

MACROMEDIA CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOCKWAVE
Company Continues to Improve Web Experience with Smart Shockwave

San Francisco, CA-January 19, 1998-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today
celebrated the second anniversary of Shockwave with the release of Smart
Shockwave. Through the use of JavaScript, Smart Shockwave allows users to
automatically download, install and play the most current version of
Shockwave without ever having to leave the intended Web site. Shockwave
remains one of the top playback technologies on the Web. In 1997, over 37
million Shockwave players (Flash and Director combined) were successfully
downloaded from Macromedia's Web site. Shockwave downloads continue to
break records with over 1 million downloads per week in recent months.

"Shockwave makes the Web come alive," states Richard Glosser, senior vice
president of Columbia TriStar Interactive. "Fans of our movie and TV sites
demand to be entertained and Shockwave allows us to deliver to millions of
Internet surfers the exciting games, animations and interactivity they
love."

Shockwave Momentum Continues
Shockwave was the first browser plug-in and began as a collaboration
between Macromedia and Netscape to find a way to add dynamic media to Web
pages. Since its inception two years ago, Shockwave has transformed the Web
experience, adding multimedia to thousands of Web sites including top
entertainment sites such as Starship Troopers (www.starshiptroopers.com/),
Alien Resurrection (www.alien-resurrection.com/index.html) and I Know What
You Did Last Summer (www.spe.sony.com/movies). A wide variety of businesses
such as MCI, Visa, Levi Strauss and the Lifesavers Company have
incorporated Shockwave in numerous ways, from enhanced advertising banners
and branded games to online catalogs.

In the past year, Shockwave has received several top industry awards
including the SPA Codie Award for Best World Wide Web Plug-In and
NetGuide's award for Best Internet Utility.

In addition to the millions of Shockwave players downloaded from
Macromedia's Web site, Shockwave is distributed through the following
product CD-ROMs:

* Netscape Navigator 3.0 and 4.0
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
* America Online 3.0
* Microsoft Windows 95
* Mac OS 8 computers

Smart Shockwave
By implementing Smart Shockwave, developers of "Shocked" Web sites make it
more convenient for visitors to view interactive content on their site. A
smart "Get Shockwave" button detects if the visiting browser has Shockwave
installed. If the user needs to download Shockwave or install a more
current version of Shockwave, a small status window tells the user the
appropriate player is automatically being downloaded. Web visitors can
begin playing the Shockwave content immediately without ever having to
leave the Web site. Smart Shockwave is compatible with Netscape Navigator
4.0 and Internet Explorer versions 3.0 and 4.0.

"We are relentless in our commitment to making Shockwave easier to get,
install and use," said Norm Meyrowitz, chief technical officer and senior
vice president of Macromedia's Internet and Multimedia Authoring Tools
Division. "Shockwave significantly improves a Web site's return on
investment through increased traffic, retention and repeat visits."

Shockwave Evolves
Since its initial launch, the Shockwave Director player has been enhanced
to include streaming animation, audio and graphics. Recently, Macromedia
began shipping Shockwave Director 6.0.1, reducing player size and download
time by 40% while dramatically improving playback speed. In addition,
Macromedia recently started shipping the preview release of Shockwave Java
Edition.

Availability
Shockwave is available for free from www.macromedia.com or
www.shockzone.com. Web developers using Shockwave on their sites can obtain
Smart Shockwave at www.macromedia.com/shockwave. Macromedia showcases the
newest and most innovative applications of Shockwave in the Shockwave
Gallery, the weekly Shockwave Spotlight and the Shocked Site of the Day.
For more information on Shockwave distribution statistics please refer to
www.macromedia.com/shockwave/distribution.html.

About Macromedia
Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) is a leading
provider of software products, each designed to help make creativity and
interactivity more possible in the new technology ecosystem. Macromedia's
award-winning products for Windows, Macintosh and the Internet are
available to business, education and government customers worldwide.
Additional information on Macromedia is available on the Internet at
www.macromedia.com.

For more information, contact:

Macromedia Schwartz Communications
Jon Brovitz Jeff Goldman
jbrovitz@macromedia.com jeffg@schwartz-pr.com
(415) 252-2182 (415) 512-0770

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Apple Remote Desktop 3.8 - Remotely cont...
Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and... Read more
NeoOffice 2014.7 - Mac-tailored, OpenOff...
NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. NeoOffice 3.x... Read more
DesktopLyrics 2.6.6 - Displays current i...
DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes; DesktopLyrics does nothing... Read more
Ember 1.8.3 - Versatile digital scrapboo...
Ember (formerly LittleSnapper) is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you: websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organize them into relevant... Read more
Apple iTunes 12.1 - Manage your music, m...
Apple iTunes lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a... Read more
LibreOffice 4.4.3 - Free, open-source of...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
FoldersSynchronizer 4.2.1 - Synchronize...
FoldersSynchronizer is a popular and useful utility that synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders,... Read more
Simon 4.0.2 - Monitor changes and crashe...
Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes. Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest. Keep a watchful eye on your... Read more
Cocktail 8.1.2 - General maintenance and...
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get... Read more
Cyberduck 4.6.4 - FTP and SFTP browser....
Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such... Read more

Playworld Superheroes Review
Playworld Superheroes Review By Tre Lawrence on January 30th, 2015 Our Rating: :: HERO CRAFTINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad It’s all about the imagination, fighting bad creatures — and looking good while doing so.   | Read more »
Join the SpongeBob Bubble Party in this...
Join the SpongeBob Bubble Party in this New Match 3 Bubble Poppin’ Frenzy Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Handpick Review
Handpick Review By Jennifer Allen on January 30th, 2015 Our Rating: :: TANTALIZING SUGGESTIONSiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Handpick will make you hungry, as well as inspire you to cook something... | Read more »
Storm the Halls of Echo Base in First St...
Storm the Halls of Echo Base in First Star Wars: Galactic Defense Event Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Contradiction Review
Contradiction Review By Tre Lawrence on January 30th, 2015 Our Rating: :: SPOT THE LIEiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad Contradiction is a live action point and click adventure that’s pretty engaging.   Developer: Tim Follin... | Read more »
Unlock Sunshine Girl in Ironkill with th...
Unlock Sunshine Girl in Ironkill with this special 148Apps code Posted by Rob Rich on January 29th, 2015 [ permalink ] Robo-fighter Ironkill has been out on iOS a | Read more »
Crossroad Zombies Review
Crossroad Zombies Review By Jordan Minor on January 29th, 2015 Our Rating: :: CROSSWALKING DEADiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad Crossroad Zombies is a rough draft of a cool genre mash-up.   | Read more »
Blood Brothers 2 – Tips, Cheats, and Str...
War is hell: Is it the kind of hell you want to check out? Read our Blood Brothers 2 review to find out! Blood Brothers 2, DeNA’s follow-up to the original Blood Brothers, is an intriguing card collecting / role-playing / strategy hybrid. There’s... | Read more »
Blood Brothers 2 Review
Blood Brothers 2 Review By Nadia Oxford on January 29th, 2015 Our Rating: :: AN AGGRAVATING RELATIVEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Blood Brothers 2 is built on a simple, solid foundation, but its free-to-play system... | Read more »
I AM BREAD, the Toast of the Town, is Ro...
Have you ever dreamt of being deliciously gluten-y? Do you feel passionate about Rye and Wheat? The guys at Bossa Studios do and that is why they are bringing I AM BREAD to iOS soon. The loafy app will feature all the new content that is being... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Amazon offers 15-inch 2.2GHz Retina MacBook P...
 Amazon.com has the 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1879 including free shipping. Their price is $120 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any reseller (except... Read more
Intel Aims to Transform Workplace With 5th-Ge...
Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family that provides cutting-edge features to enable a new and rapidly shifting workplace. To meet... Read more
iOS App Sharalike Introduces New Instant Smar...
Sharalike slideshow and photo management software for iOS, is making it easier than ever to create shareable meaningful moments with its new instant SmartShow technology. Staying organized is a goal... Read more
Apple Becomes World’s Largest Smartphone Vend...
According to the latest research data from Strategy Analytics, as global smartphone shipments grew 31 percent annually to reach a record 380 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014. Apple became... Read more
Cut the Cord: OtterBox Resurgence Power Case...
Dead batteries and broken phones are two of the biggest issues for smartphone users today. Otterbox addresses both with the new Resurgence Power Case for Apple iPhone 6, promising to make those panic... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.6GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1199.99 save $100 - 13″ 2.6GHz/... Read more
15-inch 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
 B&H Photo has the 15″ 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $2319.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $180 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this... Read more
Back in stock: Refurbished iPod nanos for $99...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 16GB iPod nanos available for $99 including free shipping and Apple’s standard one-year warranty. That’s $50 off the cost of new nanos. Most colors are... Read more
Apple lowers price on refurbished 256GB MacBo...
The Apple Store has lowered prices on Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 MacBook Airs with 256GB SSDs, now available for up to $200 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included... Read more
New Good Management Suite Simplifies Enterpri...
Good Technology has announced the availability of the Good Management Suite, a comprehensive cross-platform solution for organizations getting started with mobile business initiatives. Built on the... Read more

Jobs Board

At-Home Chat Specialist- *Apple* Online Stor...
**Job Summary** At Apple , we believe in hard work, a fun environment, and the kind of creativity and innovation that only comes about when talented people from diverse Read more
Sr. Mac Expert- *Apple* Online Store - Apple...
**Job Summary** The World Wide Apple Online Store (AOS) Sales and Service team is looking for motivated, outgoing, and tech savvy individuals who want to offer Apple Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant- Retail Sales (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
Event Director, *Apple* Retail Marketing -...
…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global engagement strategy and team. Delivering an overarching brand Read more
At-Home Chat Specialist- *Apple* Online Stor...
**Job Summary** At Apple , we believe in hard work, a fun environment, and the kind of creativity and innovation that only comes about when talented people from diverse Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.