This is really big… Adobe buys Macromedia!

Adobe buys MacromediaI’m sure all already know this but, it was announced today that Adobe is going to aquire Macromedia for 3.4 billion dollars in stock. This is a huge deal as to most used web design and animation products are put out by either of these companies. Plus the fact that the default standard for easy animation is Flash and the most open standard for document creation is the PDF. This can only be good for the world, but bad for the small developer. It is already impossible for a student to afford photoshop, does this acquisition mean the cost of macromedia studio is going to skyrocket?! Hopefully Adobe keeps the macromedia product costs down and developes a better pricing system as the over 1000 it costs to buy any of their products right now is just way to much!

Now some links to stories on the aquisition around the web:
themacobserver | macworld | gizmodo | Macromedia blog | theregister | newsday | dmn newswire

what slashdot is saying

the adobe press release

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