Friday, October 08, 2010

AdobSoft? “Nonsense” on the Microsoft-Adobe Rumor (In Any Case, It’d More Likely Be GooDobe) | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

More speculation

But it is kind of hard to do an acquisition when an “Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s offices to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen.”

Memo to the Times: When there is an acquisition afoot–in my experience–it’s all private airplanes and law offices and not the company HQ visit by the very loud and very noticeable Ballmer, the exact polar opposite of a shrinking violet.

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In fact, it is Google that is more mentioned in Silicon Valley as the logical acquirer of Adobe, if there were to be a sale.

Along with all its various assets, such as its Photoshop and Acrobat software that dominates online publishing, Adobe’s Omniture unit is one of the more powerful and popular analytics companies on the Web, which is right in Google’s wheelhouse.

AdobSoft? “Nonsense” on the Microsoft-Adobe Rumor (In Any Case, It’d More Likely Be GooDobe) | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

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