Adobe is acquiring Macromedia for $3.4 billion dollars. I hope this turns out well. My main concern is how the functionality and price of Flash will go after the deal. Well, functionality should remain the same, because Adobe isn't going to take Flash from Macromedia's employees and give it to their own guys, that'd be a pretty poor move.
My knowledge of business is limited but all I can see happening is name changing to 'Adobe Flash' (which doesn't sit right with me yet) and the handling of the profits. Oh yeah, I'm also hoping that Adobe doesn't jack up the prices of Macromedia products, but how good/bad that turns out will depend somewhat on how often a new version of Flash is produced.
What are your views on this?
(I put this topic here because these are both graphics-related companies, but chuck it elsewhere if need be).
Edited by Rector, 20 April 2005 - 08:45 AM.