They have seen a vulnerability in competitors that lends its self to Microsoft’s strengths, as Apple has no interest in supporting Flash and instead are looking to rely on HTML 5 for video streaming. While Microsoft has problems with the use of HTML 5 they have none with using Flash. What is a company with gobs of money to do in that position? Why not buy Adobe, the makers of Flash. Get more information on this rather hot topic at Ars Technica.
“The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has recently been at a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss topics including the two companies’ mutual competitor, Apple.
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.”
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- Intel is considering some tweaks to the USB standard @ SemiAccurate
- Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta for Android and Maemo @ The Inquirer
- Win One of Three Signed Raphael Matos Indy Car Racer Posters @ TechwareLabs