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[Ars] Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem

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The Times says that the companies were investigating ways to partner in order to do battle with Apple. One option was for Microsoft to acquire Adobe, a claim that has seen Adobe's stock price surge by more than 10 percent.

Microsoft is thought to have investigated buying Adobe some years ago, but abandoned the idea with the expectation of running into new antitrust problems. With Apple and Google now such strong competitors, such a purchase may now be a viable option. Regardless of the legal difficulties, a partnership—and, indeed, a Microsoft purchase—makes sense.
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post #2 of 53
moon craters
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So MS controlling the most used word processing suite with extras that are used widely, and Adobe's CS, and flash... dang.
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I think it would be nice if they merged. They can learn a lot from eachother

oh yeah and screw Apple

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I bet uncompetitive issues will come down striking MS if they do this, especially EU I bet.
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But, what shall all the rich kids say they bought their Mac for!?
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post #7 of 53
I would like to see a merger between the two.
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"Microsoft Creative Suite Photoshop Home Premium"

not sure if want.
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post #9 of 53
LOL DO IT then Adobe can finally die off.
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Silverlight or Flash?
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