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Flash Player 8 Will Rock Digital World: "A Watershed Event"

"A Watershed Event for the Worldwide Community of Flash Developers," Says Douglas McIntyre, Chairman, President and CEO of On2 T

'Macromedia's technological innovation combined with their creative vision has resulted in a family of products that will change the landscape of digital video creation and delivery to the masses,' said Douglas McIntyre (pictured), Chairman, President and CEO of On2 Technologies, as Flash Player 8 was unleashed yesterday as part of the new Studio 8 suite.

McIntyre heralded the announcement of Flash Player 8 - which was lauched Live on SYS-CON.TV yesterday at 8:00AM EST - as "a watershed event for the worldwide community of Flash developers and digital media designers."

Further, On2 Technologies announced that Macromedia has completed integration of On2's award-winning VP6 compression technology into its family of Flash Player 8 products.

"Macromedia's adoption of the VP6 codec will enable hundreds of millions of Internet users to experience the quality and feature-rich capabilities of On2's industry-leading video compression technology," McIntyre said.

"We're proud to partner with such an industry icon and participate in, what we believe, will be a fundamental shift in how high quality video imagery will be designed and delivered to millions of viewers around the globe."

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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