Why Will Apple Buy Adobe?

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Bob Cringely over at The Pulpit wrote, “Folks a lot smarter than I have wondered over the years about potential Apple mergers and acquisitions driven by Steve’s bloodlust. Apple-Disney, Apple-Google, Apple-TiVo, even Apple-Sun come to mind, but the only one that makes any sense to me at all is Apple-Adobe.”

Then he went on to explain why, for very different reasons, Apple-Google and Apple-Disney are not likely to happen.

“What I DO see happening is Apple buying Adobe, which would give it effective dominance of digital content creation and distribution on a global scale. Bruce Chizen suddenly stepped down as Adobe’s CEO without warning: why? A caretaker CEO (my characterization — no slight intended) is in place,” Bob opines.

[Via: PBS.org]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

One thought on “Why Will Apple Buy Adobe?

  1. biff

    Man, as an ex-apple employee and a long time adobe employee, I’d be pissed as punch if Jobs bought us. And there are *alot* of like-minded ex-appleites here that agree with me. I’d serously consider walking, and I’m not alone. I don’t want to be under Job’s mecurial fist once again. He may make some great products, and yes I own alot of them, but I don’t want to work for someone that interpersonally screwy.


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