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CNET News.com: Microsoft invests in start-up [Vadem] with mobile [Win CE] focus

Oct 27, 1999, 18:41 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft today said it has made an equity investment in Vadem and will work with the company to help speed the development of its Windows CE-based handheld devices.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft said it has purchased the rights to Vadem's natural handwriting and ink compression technology, including the company's CalliGrapher software developed by ParaGraph, a Vadem division. San Jose, California-based Vadem develops mobile information appliances and software that simplify getting information via handheld devices."

"Vadem will continue to support, develop, sell, and market CalliGrapher and its complete line of products and services, including its Windows CE-based Clio mobile device, its PenOffice software suite of handwriting recognition applications for Windows OS, and its MorphInk application that allows users to create "smooth" animations for Web sites..."

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