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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Antitrust
by zizban on Thu 7th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC
zizban
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2005-07-06

The world's #1 and #2 software companies merging; I have a hard time believing this would get antitrust approval.

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RE: Antitrust
by rjamorim on Thu 7th Oct 2010 22:39 in reply to "Antitrust"
rjamorim Member since:
2005-12-05

Adobe doesn't come even close to being the second largest software company, no matter what angle you look from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_largest_global_software_co...

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RE[2]: Antitrust
by Delgarde on Thu 7th Oct 2010 22:44 in reply to "RE: Antitrust"
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2008-08-19

Adobe doesn't come even close to being the second largest software company, no matter what angle you look from:


I'm wondering if all he read was the headline, and misunderstood it as *Apple* and Microsoft merging. Not that Apple are the second-largest software company either, but it makes more sense than Adobe...

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RE: Antitrust
by tylerdurden on Fri 8th Oct 2010 00:07 in reply to "Antitrust"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The "world" and "the perception from your parent's basement" are not necessarily correlated.

Adobe is not even among the top 10 software companies in the world.

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