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February 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Buying Maker of Animation Software: In a move underscoring its commitment to digital multimedia, Microsoft Corp said it has agreed to acquire Montreal-based Softimage Inc, a developer of computer animation software, in a $130-million stock deal. The acquisition, the software giant's second biggest ever, increases by nearly 50% the size of the Microsoft's 18-month-old Advanced Consumer Technology division, which is leading its efforts to help shape the information highway.
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February 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Buying Maker of Animation Software: In a move underscoring its commitment to digital multimedia, Microsoft Corp said it has agreed to acquire Montreal-based Softimage Inc, a developer of computer animation software, in a $130-million stock deal. The acquisition, the software giant's second biggest ever, increases by nearly 50% the size of the Microsoft's 18-month-old Advanced Consumer Technology division, which is leading its efforts to help shape the information highway.
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October 20, 1994 | From Reuters
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday that he will probably meet with Steven Spielberg and other media moguls who are setting up a new Hollywood film studio to discuss how his software would fit into their vision. In an interview, Gates denied speculation that he has already discussed cooperating with Spielberg, former Walt Disney Studios head Jeffrey Katzenberg and music mogul David Geffen. The three announced plans to form their own studio last week.
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February 8, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Predicting huge growth in the trendy new business of manufacturing digital illusions, Silicon Graphics Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to purchase two leading 3-D graphics software companies in a stock swap valued at about $500 million. In acquiring Alias Research Inc. and Wavefront Technologies Inc.
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