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Microsoft’s Patch For Flash Player Flops

Microsoft made a step this week towards working cooperatively with other applications, but it resulted in a decidedly less than a positive outcome. A patch for the Adobe Flash Player, offered through the Windows Update service, seems to create more problems than it resolves.

Adobe Takes Flash Professional 8 On Tour

Adobe Systems Inc. is taking their Macromedia Flash Professional 8 on tour. The free “Roadshow,” reaching Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, will preview the software to creative professionals, and demonstrate how to use new features in the program.

Microsoft’s Flashy Failure

In 2004, Microsoft lost an important lawsuit to Eolas Technologies.

Adobe Flashes Verizon Wireless

Adobe and Verizon shook hands on a deal that will incorporate Adobe’s recently won Flash technology into Verizon mobile phones.

Flash Facing IE Popups Over Eolas

Due to Microsoft’s patent fight with Eolas Technologies, Microsoft has an update planned for Internet Explorer that may hinder the way Flash content appears in IE browsers visiting certain websites.

Using Gmail Instead Of Adobe Reader

Lifehacker offers a good tip for those using systems where they can’t install Adobe Reader (or those who just don’t want the bloated piece of crap): Use Gmail.

Adobe To Flash Lots Of Cash

The expanded availability of Macromedia Flash player on more mobile phones should lead to greater profits for Adobe.

Forum Nokia And Adobe On Mobile Flash Development

Finnish based Nokia announced on Thursday the creation of Forum Nokia PRO: Flash Zone. It’s a support program put together between Nokia and Adobe with the intention of helping Forum Nokia PRO companies to develop Macromedia Flash applications for devices deployed by wireless operators.

The Emotional Side of Microsoft

You never knew we had an emotional side, huh? Well, we do and Jenny Lam is it.

Podcasting choices: Audacity or Adobe Audition?
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When I started podcasting, I used the free cross-platform audio editor Audacity as my application of choice for recording and editing audio.

Google Pack – A User Data Bonanza
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I noticed this morning a link on Google’s home page to Google Pack, a collection of “essentials to make your PC just work.”

Adobe/Macromedia Clears Dept. Of Justice

Adobe announced on Thursday they got the nod from the U.S. Department of Justice for their acquisition of Macromedia. The deal’s not completely done because they await approval from some European jurisdictions but the companies expect the deal to close sometime in the fall.

Adobe Changes Image

Adobe announced they’ve added four new collections to its stock photo service. All these images will be added into the Adobe Creative Suite 2 and include a number of major image groups to choose from the JupiterImage collections and you can help maneuver through all these photos with their new search tool.

Adobe And Macromedia Ready Get Together

Adobe Systems and Macromedia look like their on a steady course to complete the acquisition process as stockholders from both companies announced they had voted in favor of the merger. 99% of Adobe’s outstanding shares and 99.8% of Macromedia’s outstanding shares voted yea on the matter.

Justice Department Asks Adobe For Macromedia Info

With a $3.4 billion acquisition of Macromedia pending, the two companies have to provide more information to DOJ.

Not a Bad Quarter for Adobe

The second quarter was a good one for Adobe Systems. Aside from announcing an agreement in April to acquire Macromedia, the company just posted strong financial results for the quarter.

Microsoft Gives Peek At Adobe Challenger

Tapping the brain of professional graphic artists, Microsoft released a beta version of a new graphics software, code-named Acrylic (formerly Expression), last week.

The Real Target Of Adobe Macromedia Merger

It’s not who you may think. Consider the combined technologies of the two companies, and you may conclude Microsoft is marked for death.

Lawyers Take Control Of Macromedia Blogs

The news that Adobe is to aquire Macromedia is affecting, profoundly, Macromedia bloggers.

The Adobe/Macromedia Merger: More Than A Monopoly?
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Recently, those that follow the Internet technologies/graphics and multimedia industry were greeted with some rather interesting news: Adobe and Macromedia have agreed to a deal which allows Adobe to purchase Macromedia for an estimated 3.4 billion dollars (USD).

Adobe And Macromedia Combine To Make One “Powerful Force”

Adobe Systems has agreed to buy Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.