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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RE: Antitrust
by rjamorim on Thu 7th Oct 2010 22:39 UTC in reply to "Antitrust"
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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[3]: Antitrust
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 01:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Antitrust"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

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...

That's how I originally read it. I was confused at first. Didn't even catch Adobe in there.

Edited 2010-10-08 02:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Antitrust
by metalf8801 on Sat 9th Oct 2010 05:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Antitrust"
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2010-03-22

Apple is at least the second biggest software company if not the largest. The only reason they might not be the biggest software company is because they do make a lot of hardware.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/27apple.html

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