Adobe announced yesterday that is has completed it acquisition of Macromedia, Inc.
From Adobe’s press release found in this link:
The combination of Adobe and Macromedia creates one of the world’s largest, most innovative and diversified software companies. The acquisition brings together some of the industry’s strongest software brands and most ubiquitous technologies for creating, managing and delivering compelling content and experiences across multiple operating systems, devices and media. The move also accelerates Adobe’s strategic initiative to advance a powerful software platform, based on PDF and Macromedia® Flash® technologies, that scales from mobile devices to high-end servers.
“The explosion of digital content, combined with the accelerating proliferation of mobile phones, wireless devices and the growth of broadband are transforming the way the world engages with information,” said Bruce Chizen, chief executive officer of Adobe. “Adobe and Macromedia are at the center of this trend, and together we will build on our combined heritage to redefine the way people and businesses communicate.”
Without batting an eyelash, Adobe announced the introduction of three new product bundles that combine the design and publishing prowess of Adobe® Creative Suite 2 and Adobe video tools with the interactive strength of just-released Macromedia® Flash® Professional 8 and Macromedia Studio 8 software.
But the transaction was announced as early as 18 April 2005 and only concluded yesterday.
Chalk up another merger to bring tears to any anti-monopolist’s eyes. But hey, the software pirates may be celebrating since their two products will already be bundled together…