Adobe Buys Macromedia for $3.4 Billion

We have our alarm-clock set to NPR, and this morning I woke up to a shocker… Adobe has bought Macromedia for $3.4 Billion. WOW! This is really major news for people in my line of work. I use both Adobe and Macromedia software on a daily basis. I wonder what will happen to future versions of Macromedia apps. And Adobe ones for that matter. Will Adobe drop GoLive, since Macromedia has Dreamweaver? Will all the Macromedia apps be redesigned to use Adobe’s interface? Will Macromedia drop Freehand, and will anyone care. In all seriousness, Adobe and Macromedia do have several competing products, I wonder what the end result will be from this aquisition.

From Adobe’s press release
“By combining the passion and creativity of two leading-edge companies, we will continue driving innovations that are changing the ways people everywhere are experiencing and interacting with information.”

Both MacWorld and Apple Insider have written articles offering more information.

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