The rumor mill is running rampant this morning with speculation that Microsoft is in talks to purchase Adobe. Whhhaattt!?!? Now this is not a new rumor, but it just won’t go away.This is so so wrong. I know I have an overly emotional reaction to this, and I shouldn’t — it’s just a business transaction that may or may not happen. Adobe and Apple are my tools of the trade and it’s hard enough watching them fight over Flash. Now it’s escalated into Adobe looking for an ally in Microsoft.
Here are a few news stories with different opinions…
Bad idea: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207251/microsoft_cant_buy_adobe_its_supposed_to_buy_rim.html
Good idea: http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/company-news/microsoft-should-buy-adobe-ballmer-rumor-secret-meeting/19666047/
Just the facts: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/microsoft-and-adobe-chiefs-meet-to-discuss-partnerships/?ref=business