Adobe has announced a shift in its business strategy, together with the loss of around 750 employees.
So what is changing? Adobe says it will be focusing on digital media and digital marketing, while investing less in “certain enterprise solution product lines.” In line with this strategy, Adobe acquired video advertising company auditude last week.
…continue reading Adobe “shifting its business model”: more publishing, less programming
Adobe’s Damon Cooper, who runs the BlazeDS and Data Services team at Adobe, has posted about BlazeDS vs the paid-for Data Services.
It is a curious post, in that he simultaneously highlights new features coming in Data Services 4.6 while also giving a number of reasons not to use BlazeDS.
BlazeDS is the free and
…continue reading Adobe: no new features for open source BlazeDS data services
The Sneaks session at Adobe MAX is always fun as well as giving some insight into what is coming from the company, though note that these are research projects and there is no guarantee that any will make it into products.
This time we also got commentary from Rainn Wilson, an actor in the
…continue reading Sneak Peeks at Adobe MAX 2011 … and that annoying updater
I took a quick look round the exhibition here at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, and was intrigued to see crowds round the Barnes & Noble Nook stand, a newcomer to Max.
Barnes & Noble has its own app store for Color Nook, the AIR runtime is on the device, and in fact is
…continue reading Developers keen to get apps on Barnes & Noble Nook
Adobe has announced the acquisition of Nitobi, the company which created and sponsors the open source PhoneGap project for creating cross-platform mobile applications using HTML5 technology.
Apparently this does not affect the plan to donate PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation:
We are also excited to announce our donation of the PhoneGap code to the
…continue reading Adobe acquires PhoneGap company Nitobi
Adobe’s Andrew Shorten has posted on the future of Flex, the developer-oriented tool for building applications for the Flash runtime.
This is one of the clearest statements I have seen from Adobe that recognises that the role of Flash on the web is diminishing:
There are countless examples where, in the past, Flex was (rightly)
…continue reading Adobe says role of Flex and Flash has changed, makes play for mobile