Microsoft signed an agreement to purchase multimedia/Java company, Dimension X last week.
Dimension X was the industry's first Java start-up, founded in 1995, and created the first Java-based multimedia authoring tool, Liquid Motion (famed for spiralling logos).
According to an official release, Dimension X Liquid products and technology will now be integrated into the Microsoft DirectX multimedia system services which will enable developers to incorporate video, audio, 3-D, 2-D and animations into Windows applications.
Most of Dimension X's 40 employees will join Microsoft in Redmond.
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