Macromedia Inc.

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Develops and markets multimedia, graphic, and video software aimed at creating dynamic digital content for a wide variety of media.

600 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded: 1992

Founder: Was founded out of the merger of Authorware and MacroMind*Paracomp

Chairman: Bud Colligan

President: Rob Burgess

1996 Revenue: $107 million

Valley Bytes: What do Microsoft Network and the Simpsons Web site have in common? Both are using Macromedia's Flash 2 software to deliver fast interactive animations, buttons, graphics - and now sound - over modem connections. And if youíre reading these words (you are, aren't you?), then you're already using Macromedia's Shockwave plug-in for streamlined, yet graphics-rich interactive presentations such as Business Week Online's Silicon Valley timeline/tour.

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