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EA Looks to Marimba

Electronic Arts has entered into a licensing deal that will give EA access to Marimba's Castanet technology. EA's first use for Castanet will be to create a seamless patc...

Quang Hong, Blogger

November 29, 1999

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Electronic Arts has entered into a licensing deal that will give EA access to Marimba's Castanet technology. EA's first use for Castanet will be to create a seamless patching system, but the company also sees potential uses down the road within its growing internet business. "As we became increasingly involved in this market segment, we realized that the overhead required to maintain and enhance the patching system could be better spent developing new content and improving our existing games," explained EA vice president and CTO Chris Yates, "We were also looking for a solution that provided advanced bandwidth management features and improved reliability."

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