Microsoft has a bit of a problem when it comes to mobile products, historically that was not a big issue but as more and more people are looking for serious mobile power and they are finding it offered by other companies, Apple for instance.  The mobile war is going poorly, the Zune did not really catch on and had a very limited release and we are still awaiting for a phone or tablet running Microsoft’s new mobile OS. 

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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