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Macromedia, Apple Seal Pact

Macromedia Inc. Thursday sealed a software marketing pact with Apple Computer Inc.

Apple will offer customers Macromedia's Web design studio at a reduced cost with the purchase of a Power Mac or PowerBook computer.

The Macromedia Web Design Studio combines the Macintosh versions of Macromedia Flash 4, Dreamweaver 3, Fireworks 3 and FreeHand 9 to create a complete Web authoring solution for the professional designer.

The studio is available now through the end of September from the Apple store and Apple channel partners for $595, when purchased with a new Apple professional desktop or laptop computer. This special offer is available in North America only.

Macromedia Monday cut a deal with Nokia Inc. in which the wireless giant made its wireless markup language studio available for Macromedia's Dreamweaver software.

The Nokia WML Studio will enable developers to use Dreamweaver software toauthor WML content for delivery to Nokia and other WAP wireless device customers.