Macromedia published a press release today saying they have signed a technology development and distribution agreement with America Online (AOL).
Macromedia Flash Player will continue to be distributed with AOL software and will feature enhanced functionality that will enable AOL members to enjoy a more robust content experience.
Its a short press release that has sparked some speculation at SwfNews — notably from someone within Macromedia ;-)
The part of the press release that has been emphasized is “improve the quality and user experience of many of our AOL client products” —
Which is interesting, I especially like the speculations of Matt Rice
If AOL integrates Flash into their instant messaging and core AOL client technologies, I think you would see renewed interest in what AOL has to offer. What about streaming instant messaging, where else would you be able to do that ?