Macromedia - Press Room : Macromedia and Mercury Announce Strategic Agreement to Optimize Rich Internet Applications: "Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) and Mercury Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: MERQE) today announced an agreement to integrate Mercury Quality Center and Mercury Performance Center products with the new Macromedia Flex 2 product line. Mercury has licensed Flex technology to help deliver rich data visualization dashboards within future Mercury products. Macromedia has licensed Mercury Quality Center and Mercury Performance Center products for use in the development and deployment of its Flex product line. The integrated Macromedia and Mercury offerings will help joint customers optimize both the quality and performance of rich Internet applications."
Watch for lots of Macromedia press this week, in conjunction with what will almost certainly be the last Macromedia annual conference (i.e., next year, it'll be part of Adobe).
I've seen lots of interest in Flex lately -- it's getting substantive market traction.