Sunday, June 24, 2007

HyperStudio 5 to be Released this Fall


Here is some very exciting news from MacKiev. Most of us who grew up with the term "multimedia" know that, that was synonymous with one and only one program, that being Hyperstudio. Those of us who have used Hyperstudio over the years have to be excited by the Press Release below. Not only will MacKiev be releasing Version 5 of this legacy application but Roger Wagner is back on board.
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Press Release

ROGER WAGNER AND SOFTWARE MACKIEV PURCHASE ROGER WAGNER PUBLISHING, INC. FROM SUNBURST


HYPERSTUDIO® CREATOR ROGER WAGNER AND SOFTWARE MACKIEV TO COLLABORATE ON NEW EDITIONS



BOSTON, MA - June 22, 2007. Roger Wagner, creator of HyperStudio®, multimedia software for education, and Software MacKiev, an award-winning software developer and publisher, announced today that they have repurchased Roger Wagner Publishing, Inc. along with the HyperStudio trademark from Sunburst Technology Corporation.

Mr. Wagner, who founded Roger Wagner Publishing in 1978 is collaborating with Software MacKiev on a new generation of HyperStudio products. A new edition, HyperStudio® 5, is planned for introduction by Software MacKiev in late Summer 2007, and a preview version will be demonstrated next week at the National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta (Software MacKiev booth 316).

"I'm convinced that the new HyperStudio is going to be a worthy successor to the original." explained Roger Wagner, "The technologies now available allow Software MacKiev's developers to create extraordinary features that make today's HyperStudio a far more elegant product."

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Roger again." said Software MacKiev president, Jack Minsky. "He is one of the true educational software visionaries of our time, and with his help, we're sure that the next generation of HyperStudio products will live up to the expectations educators have for this legendary brand name."

About Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner, the technology mentor who created HyperStudio, became best known for his commitment to education and popularizing the importance of multimedia writing. He was the first to give students software that enabled them to make meaningful projects from the information they studied. HyperStudio became the number one software title in education. In the past ten years Roger has become a pilot, a patent-holding inventor, and owner of a rare book auction house.

About Software MacKiev

Software MacKiev is a leading developer and publisher of award-winning consumer and educational software, including Kid Pix Deluxe 3X, The Print Shop 2, World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia, 3D Weather Globe & Atlas, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and three Dr. Seuss titles (ABC, Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat). In the education market, Software MacKiev also publishes the Cluefinders series and Edmark's Thinkin' Things.

For more information, please visit www.hyperstudio.com or www.mackiev.com .

 
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