The New York Times published on december 12 an article called "Adobe's Deal for Macromedia May Help It Fend Off Microsof" were they say that Adobe got the control of Macromedia's crown jewel: Flash. Also, the article says:
The merger, announced in April, made strategic sense to analysts who had begun to question whether either company could sustain its growth as Microsoft expanded into document and multimedia software.
Register here for a "one-hour eSeminar on Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software with featured speakers Daniel Grotta and Sally Wiener Grotta, PC Magazine's digital photography gurus."
"how to use Premiere Elements to:
* Import your videos from your DV camcorder or digital camera into your computer
* Combine clips into a single movie
* Add special effects, transitions, text and music
* Control the timing of all the elements in your movie
* Output your movie to DVD (with professional menus), or for the Web, to VHS or Windows Mobile-based media players. "
Well is time to ask for our dear Flash Player !!!!!!
I was reading PCWorld.com and I've learn that Adobe will begin releasing security patches on a predictable, monthly basis, "much as Microsoft has been doing since October 2003." The monthly security patches update will cover Macromedia products as well.
"Macromedia, which was recently acquired by Adobe, had been planning to move to a monthly schedule in December. But with the merger, those plans have been pushed back so that the monthly alerts can be done on a company-wide basis"said Adrian Ludwig, Adobe's manager of secure software engineering. Read the article here.
Press release : "In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, Adobe achieved record revenue of $510.4 million, compared to $429.5 million reported for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 and $487.0 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2005. On a year-over-year basis, this represents 19 percent revenue growth. Adobe's fourth quarter revenue target range was $490 to $510 million."
Bruce R. Chizen, Adobe chief executive officer said:
"We grew our business 18 percent, generated record profits, and for the third consecutive year, achieved record revenue for the fourth quarter and year. At the same time, we completed our acquisition of Macromedia, which positions us for future growth by accelerating our strategy to provide a powerful engagement platform. Going forward, we will meet a wider set of customer needs and have a significantly greater opportunity to expand into new markets, particularly in the mobile and enterprise segments."
Adobe announced the appointment of Peg Wynn as senior vice president of human resources. "Peg's deep experience will help drive the next phase of Adobe's growth as we combine forces with Macromedia." said Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen. Press release.
Actionscript Hero Adventures is back. So far I'm aggregating 28 heroes, consumming google' feeds with flash news and I also have a especial place for components (why not?), add_ons, tools, etc. Here is the button for those that asked for. In one week, Actionscript Hero Adventures reports 510 articles. You are invited to come and join the heroes. The mobile version is available here:
Yikes! https://www.communitymx.com/ has a "server erro"r. I was working on... when they will come back ?
Interesting article of China on 2006 where wireless is expected to grow rapidly:
"major pushes into mobile games using Adobe Systems Inc.'s (ADBE) Macromedia Flash technology and other formats" Read the article here (Yahoo Finance).
"SWF Movie Player is a free, small and streamlined Flash movie player for Mac OS. Based on the standard Macromedia Flash player for Mac OS X, SWF Movie Player by Eltima Software offers advanced and unique features that allow you to play, rewind, fast-forward and preview SWF files frame-by-frame, and also create and manage playlists, zoom movies in and out, fit to current window size or restore to original one, set playback quality, control Flash security, check SWF file's comprehensive information and lots more."Download it here.
Interesting article about the futur of Adobe/Macromedia. Read it here.