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Apple Acquires Astarte’s DVD Authoring Team, Products and Technology

Apple announced that it has acquired Astarte’s DVD authoring software team, products and associated underlying technology.

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Apple Acquires DVD Authoring Technology, Products and Engineering Team From Astarte

NAB2000, LAS VEGAS — April 10, 2000 — Apple® today announced it has acquired the DVD authoring software products and the associated underlying technology from Astarte GmbH, the award-winning developer of DVD authoring tools. Astarte’s DVD engineering team will join Apple as part of the acquisition.

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