“According to a New York Times Bits blog report, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen met recently to discuss joint strategies to defeat Apple’s iOS platform. The story said a merger of the two companies was discussed,” David Morgenstern reports for ZDNet.
MacDailyNews Take: A meeting of the behinds.
Morgenstern wonders, “How can our confidence in Microsoft and Adobe be strong – together or on their lonesome – when it appears that they lack the competence to hold secret meetings? That’s another thing that Apple certainly does right: the cone of silence. If you can’t get that right, how will they perfect a coherent Web platform strategy and/or technology that will work successfully without killing battery performance mobile devices.”
Morgenstern writes, “Another related question: Is Apple the only mobile system vendor that seems to understand that when the battery is dead, all performance stops? That seems to be where Microsoft and Adobe should start their discussion.”
Full article here.
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