Microsoft acquires Java developer

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Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it will acquire Dimension X, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in the Java multimedia market. Founded in March 1995, Dimension X created a Java-based multimedia authoring tool called Liquid Motion and a Java-based VRML browser technology called Liquid Reality. Microsof will use the company's technologies with its Internet Explorer browser. The majority of Dimension X's 40 employees are expected to move to Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Terms of the deal, which was rumored for several weeks, were undisclosed.

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