Monday, April 18, 2005

Merger madness

Adobe Systems — the people who bring you Adobe Reader, the software that enables your PC to open PDF files — and Macromedia — the people who bring you Flash, the software responsible for a lot of the cool stuff (and a ton of the most annoying trash) you stumble across while surfing the 'Net — announced their impending merger today. Adobe will be the new parent company. Price tag: $3.4 billion worth of Adobe stock.

Whatever. If it means that maybe Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop (two marvelous but insanely expensive chunks o' software) get cheaper, and as long as they don't turn Macromedia Dreamweaver (rocks) into Adobe GoLive (reeks), I couldn't care less.

Wish I owned me some Macromedia stock, though.

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