Microsoft to merge with Adobe?
It looks like Microsoft and Adobe are talking about merging. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, and Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO, met up to talk about the two companies having closer ties with each other.
It has been suggested that this buddying up could help Microsoft challenge Apple and Google in the smartphone market, because we all know how badly the last attempt went.
It's been reported that Ballmer and Narayen met for an hour and for the main part, the two discussed how Microsoft and Adobe could challenge Apple in the smartphone market. As iPhones don't support Adobe's Flash software, that means Microsoft could potentially provide a smartphone which allows users to watch much more video and play interactive games.
It seems that Microsoft has considered a partnership before, but the major concern was that they would fall foul of monopoly legislation. Thanks to the sheer size of Google and Apple, a partnership between Microsoft and Adobe might be allowed to go-ahead.
Neither company are willing to talk about the meeting, but could this spell trouble for Google and Apple, or is it a case of two desperate companies making a lunge for the telephone market?
More news when we get it.