Microsoft and Adobe discuss buy-out

CEOs Steve Ballmer and Shantanu Narayen hold secret meetings
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The chief executives of Microsoft and Adobe have held secret meetings to discuss Apple’s domination of the smart phone market, as well as the possibility of acquisition.

According to the New York Times, the two companies have implemented a number of measures to ensure that employees did not comment on the discussions, although it seems that didn’t stop off-the-record comment.

If an acquisition did go ahead, it would be interesting to see which products would continue to maintain a presence on the market, since Microsoft has a range of software designed to directly compete with Adobe products, such as Microsoft Silverlight.

“Adobe and Microsoft share millions of customers around the world and the CEOs of the two companies do meet from time to time,” said Adobe’s senior director for corporate communications, Holly Campbell. “However, we do not publicly comment on the timing or topics of their private meetings.”

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