Tag: antitrust

EDITORIAL: How ‘open’ is PDF?

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Adobe may not have directly threatened a lawsuit over Microsoft’s inclusion of PDF creation functionality with the pending version of Office, but it is clearly unhappy with the feature. Given the ‘openness’ of the PDF format, what does this really mean? Dan Shea discusses the issue.

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Karl’s Corner: What next for Adobe?

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about pundit predictions of Adobe’s future in the wake of the Microsoft situation and the resignation of former Macromedia CEO Steve Elop.

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Karl’s Corner: Adobe speaks…

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about the Adobe’s official word on the touted PDF tussle with software giant Microsoft.

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Adobe’s official comment on the MS situation

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Thus far, most of the discussion regarding the Microsoft v. Adobe situation has come from Microsoft, either directly or via the press. To date, we’ve had very little direct response from Adobe. With that in mind, we asked Adobe’s Corporate Public Relations team for their take on the situation a few days ago and received their response today.

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Karl’s Corner: Adobe vs. Microsoft

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about the pending legal brawl between software giants Adobe and Microsoft.

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This week in PDF: Bad moon rising…

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This week in PDF sees Planet PDF launch a new book promotion, the release of a new PDF library and the Ghent PDF Workgroup’s (GWG) 4th birthday, but the news eating up everyone’s column inches is the storm brewing between M$ and the not-so-little company that John (Warnock) built.

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OPINION: Clash of the Titans

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BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew (now Debenu CEO) explores the pending conflict between software giants Adobe and Microsoft. Reports are coming in all across the globe that Adobe isn’t content to let Microsoft shoot forth with a basic Save As PDF for Office 12. The WSJ is reporting that talks between the two software companies have reached an impasse during the past week as are The Street, Slashdot and many, many others.

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Federal court report suggests Microsoft targeting Adobe, Acrobat

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Massachusetts is the lone state still pursuing harsher punishment for Microsoft’s antitrust violations, having not agreed to the previous settlement terms between the software company, the Department of Justice and a number of other states. Late last week the Massachusetts attorney general filed a court report alleging that Microsoft is continuing its monopolistic practices by stifling competition with several Internet search engines and with a similar campaign against Adobe Acrobat/PDF.

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