Adobe Buying Macromedia

By Deane Barker on April 18, 2005

Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion: Oh my goodness. My mind reels at the ramifications of this. Adobe instantly bought their way into a ton of markets.

Computer document company Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it agreed to buy multimedia software firm Macromedia Inc. for about $3.4 billion in stock, in a move designed to extend its lead in the market for creating and distributing digital documents.



  1. I dont like this at all. I wish it was the other way around. I dont want to see the more intuitive interfaces of macromedia to slowly disappear.

  2. Get ready for the Flash Auto-Updater: “Flash has detected that the following updates are available: Adobe Photoshop Album Trial Edition. Click now to install this update, or press cancel to continue to your ‘punch the monkey’ ad (or whatever).”

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