[MD1] Shockwave 2nd Anniversary
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Shockwave 2nd Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the be...
Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
Sago Mini Superhero (Education)
Sago Mini Superhero 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: KAPOW! Jack the rabbit bursts into the sky as the Sago Mini Superhero! Fly with Jack as he lifts impossible weights,... | Read more »
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How...
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
The best cooking apps (just in time for...
It’s that time of year again, where you’ll be gathering around the dinner table with your family and a huge feast in front of you. [Read more] | Read more »
Square Rave guide - How to grab those te...
Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay. To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind. [Read more] | Read more »
Snowboard Party 2 (Games)
Snowboard Party 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Crowned the best snowboarding game available on the market, Snowboard Party is back to fulfill all your adrenaline needs in... | Read more »
One Button Travel (Games)
One Button Travel 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: “To cut a long story short, If you like interactive fiction, just go buy this one.” - Toucharcade.com “Oozes the polish that... | Read more »
Light Apprentice Volume 1 (Games)
Light Apprentice Volume 1 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Light Apprentice Volume 1 includes Chapters 1 to 4, all gathered in a new exclusive game. When life in the world of... | Read more »
The best games like Animal Crossing on m...
Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is out right now for the Wii U, reminding us of just how much fun that world can be. Or at least to go back and check in on our villages once in a while. [Read more] | Read more »
Between 2 Taps - Tap for Tap interview M...
Hello, and welcome back to Between 2 Taps, Tap for Tap’s Indie Dev interview series. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

iMobie Releases its Ace iOS Cleaner PhoneClea...
iMobie Inc. has announced the new update of PhoneClean 4, its iOS cleaner designed to reclaim wasted space on iPhone/iPad for use and keep the device fast. Alongside, iMobie hosts a 3-day giveaway of... Read more
Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch and App...
Apple resellers are offering discounts and bundles with the purchase of an Apple Watch this Black Friday weekend. Below is a roundup of the deals being offered by authorized Watch resellers: Apple... Read more
Early Black Friday sale at B&H Photo, up...
B&H Photo has all new Macs on sale for up to $500 off MSRP as part of their early Black Friday sale including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1699 $300 off... Read more
NewerTech/OWC/MacSales Black Friday Deals 201...
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/CyberSpecials • Free Shipping available on nearly EVERYTHING on orders $35.00 & up within USA + • International Delivery Specials from $2.99+ Special Purolator... Read more
Walmart Black Friday deals: $100 off select i...
Walmart has released their Black Friday deals for 2015, now available online. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available): - 16GB iPad Air 2: $399, $100 off MSRP - 16GB iPad Air: $... Read more
Photo Cleaner 1.0 Reclaims iPhone Storage Spa...
Seoul, Korea based mix1009 has announced the release and immediate availability of Photo Cleaner 1.0, their handy iPhone app that deletes the video portion of Live Photos, in order to reclaim space... Read more
Black Friday and Holiday sales on our price t...
Scan our Mac Price Trackers for the latest Black Friday and Holiday season information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the... Read more
Best Buy Black Friday deals: Up to $200 off M...
Best Buy has posted their Black Friday sale prices for 2015. Save on MacBook Pros, MacBooks, MacBook Airs, iMacs, iPads, and Apple Watches. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Save $30-$40 on new Apple TVs after rebate
Adorama has new Apple TVs on sale for up to $40 off MSRP after mail-in rebate, good through December 15th. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges NY & NJ sales tax only: - 32GB Apple TV: $119.99... Read more
13-Inch Haswell MacBook Air At Two Years – Th...
The 13-inch mid-2013 “Haswell” MacBook Air I ordered in Apple’s November 2013 Black Friday sale was my first new Mac in four and a half years — the longest interval I’ve gone between system upgrades... Read more

Jobs Board

Storefront Operations Coordinator, *Apple* -...
# Storefront Operations Coordinator, Apple -Latin America Job Number: 43587750 Miami, Florida, United States Posted: Oct. 16, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Read more
*Apple* Enterprise / Government Professional...
# Apple Enterprise / Gove ment Professional Services Engineer Job Number: 42292976 Reston, Virginia, United States Posted: Aug. 18, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
iOS Wallet & *Apple* Pay Engineer - App...
# iOS Wallet & Apple Pay Engineer Job Number: 40586801 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 16, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The iOS Read more
Software Engineer, *Apple* Watch - Clock Fa...
# Software Engineer, Apple Watch - Clock Face Team Job Number: 44368761 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 14, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
Administrative Assistant, *Apple* Online St...
# Administrative Assistant, Apple Online Store Job Number: 43992352 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 9, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.