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Microsoft Acquiring Seadragon Software

Microsoft is acquiring Seadragon Software, a Seattle-based company developing technologies that could be used across several of the software giant’s businesses, including Web search, cellphone services, mapping and digital-photo programs.

Seadragon has developed technology that lets people quickly view large images from a PC or other devices. A user could zoom in to see a small road on a vast map, for example, or pick out a single word from hundreds of pages of a novel.

Seadragon received at least $2 million last year, including a second round over the summer from Madrona Venture Group. Band of Angels, a Silicon Valley venture fund, gave Seadragon at least $300,000 last year.