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Adobe Buys Macromedia

April 18th, 2005 by Kevin Cheng ::

Had this come a couple of weeks earlier, I’d have believed it to be an April Fool’s hoax. I always liked the boundaries Macromedia pushed that Adobe sometimes seemed hesitant to. They were a nice complement to each other. We’ll see how this shakes out.

2 Responses to “Adobe Buys Macromedia”
Marian wrote:

Maybe this means that Illustrator 17 will be able to handle real multi-page documents! ;-)

Nollam Samoht wrote:

Microsoft’s been wooing Macromedia for years and out of the blue this happens. I’m curious to see how this affects the relationship that Macromedia has had with Microsoft. Also, expect to see more powerful WYSIWYG interfaces which the Allaire people have been pulling back from. In other words you may look forward to Dreamweaver and Flash application building without becoming a programmer.

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