Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:32 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Well, this is interesting. The New York Times caught wind of a special and secret meeting between Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe's frontman Shantanu Narayen. They claim the entire talk was dedicated to the fight against Apple, and one of the options discussed was... Microsoft acquiring Adobe.
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Makes no sense for MS
by nt_jerkface on Fri 8th Oct 2010 07:47 UTC
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MS doesn't like how Flash is filled with holes. They're trying to bolt down Windows while Flash holds a door open. Buying Adobe to get rid of Flash doesn't make sense. It would be much cheaper to help Adobe secure the damn thing.

If anything Adobe wants protection from Apple. Adobe might fear being taken over by Apple since a big part of the company would be destroyed.

But I bet the meeting was just about getting back at Apple. Jobs should have quietly dropped Flash support instead of going on a tirade. The Adobe CEO is probably plotting revenge.

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