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    Adobe Buys Macromedia for $3.4 Billion

    Adobe has entered into an Agreement to purchase Macromedia for $3.4 Billion:

    http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invr...acromedia.html

    (and no, this isn't a late April Fool's Joke)
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    Wow, this is a huge move!

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    Wasn't this already posted? I think it was, I replied to the first thread

    Anyways, I'm not too sure how I feel about this. Adobe basically secured themselves a giant monopoly in the graphics software industry.
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    blimey!!!

    That was out of the blue. Well fancy that. And take a look at the share per price, $41.86

    All the best to them

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    Ranking in the $$$ tbase's Avatar
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    Hmm...I hope this doesn't effect things like dreamweaver in a bad way. I feel like dreamweaver has always been better than golive.

    This will be interesting in the future..
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    woah.

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    whoa!!~~~~~~

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    Adobe have a FAQ for the aquisition available (warning: PDF file)
    http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invr...romediaFAQ.pdf

    This should answer most questions you may have.
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    It will be interesting to see how or if Adobe restructure the product range. They could drop GoLive and replace it with Dreamweaver. Drop Fireworks and Freehand and introduce Flash CS! Does SVG have a future if Adobe own Flash?

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    yes am also wondering what tbase is, though am thinking they would merge the two together to form an even better Program
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    Quote Originally Posted by petersj
    It will be interesting to see how or if Adobe restructure the product range. They could drop GoLive and replace it with Dreamweaver. Drop Fireworks and Freehand and introduce Flash CS! Does SVG have a future if Adobe own Flash?
    Well with Flash running on like 99% of the computers out there, I would certainly say that here to stay for a while.

    I think they will kill SVG

    Also "Flash CS" sounds creepy to me, and so does "Golive MX"

    This is big...really big
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    i think flash will have a better art tool then! Yeay~
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    I don't know whether I think this is a good thing or not. Apart from Photoshop Adobe were behind Macromedia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggdesign
    i think flash will have a better art tool then! Yeay~
    and a higher price tag? booooo.

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    ok boooooooooo.....~~
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    Indeed, this news is real BIGGY!

    Dunno why, but I always was fascinated by Macromedia applications and their user friendliness. Whereas, Adobe is "boring" (personal views) on all the fronts, even with their logo.

    I'm a self-proclaimed Photoshop hater :P Any idea what will happed to my favorite FireWorks MX then?

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    $3.4 Billion? *spits out cup of tea* geez, that's a lot of money... kinda reminds me the time when Microsoft bought Hotmail.com all those years ago for around $300 million.

    Makes me wish I could make a site/company/brand that'd be picked up for a couple of million *laughs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Wasn't this already posted? I think it was, I replied to the first thread
    That was me who started the thread in 'graphics and multimedia', but I guess the powers that be decided to delete my thread and start it afresh here.

    So I don't get to wear my "I spotted it first" t-shirt today.

    Oh well, at least someone out there in Sitepoint Land knows who posted it first. . Thanks Mike!
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    Whoooaaa. Niiice.
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    Wow, unexpected news for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Wasn't this already posted? I think it was, I replied to the first thread

    Anyways, I'm not too sure how I feel about this. Adobe basically secured themselves a giant monopoly in the graphics software industry.
    Alex blogged it if thats what you mean?

    This certainly gives them a vast monopoly in terms of online presentation formats - it'll be interesting I guess to see where they take it - hopefully not some kind of flash pdf hybrid though
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    Big news.

    'Cause both companies have great products and teams.

    I'm confident this will generate more value for future.

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    i think they will kick some products from maromedia like flashpaper, fireworks. Quite crappy software....

    oh my god....with this merger, they may be the next microsoft....

    Whats next man....Adobe buys Discreet??
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    I only use Flash from Macromedia, so this is good news for me.

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    Woah, this is huge news. I'm a Macromedia user, but it will be great to see what will happen once Adobe does buy them.


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