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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by moleskine on Fri 8th Oct 2010 09:42 UTC
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Well, if Adobe is to be sold, who would you rather have buy it? I would not much want Apple to buy it where Adobe would be subject to the great dictator's strange designs. At least Microsoft would likely follow a more predictable and, these days, even open approach.

The notion that Microsoft and Adobe might join forces to combat Apple is a little odd. My understanding is that Apple makes most of its money from non-PC things - phones, pads, pods, etc. With each passing year, Apple probably cares less and less about what goes on in the old, traditional PC sphere as the income from the Mac and its products becomes a smaller part of the pie.

Sounds more like two old warhorses sounding off. They're pretty worried and they don't know what to do.

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