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Adobe to Apple: “Our doors are open”

Finally, we’re back to talking about Adobe and Apple. Frankly, I was getting bored of writing about the antenna. Now, Shantanu Narayen (Adobe chief) is back in the game, and this time he’s saying that Adobe still wants Apple. They can still work together, if Steve Jobs wants to.

The Telegraph reports the following words by Narayen:

“There are other companies that have chosen to say that the open eco-system is the way to go and that’s how you would contrast Apple and Google’s business models. We’re on the side of the open.

Apple made some statements about the suitability of our technology for mobile devices. I think we’ve proven that the technology is not only suitable but it actually significantly enhances the value on these mobile devices.

They’ve chosen to keep their system closed and we’d rather work with partners who are interested in working with us.


They’ve made their choice. We’ve made ours and we’ve moved on.

The reality is that Flash continues to be one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in the world.

Is the door to Apple completely closed, then? “Our doors are open,” says Narayen. “You will have to ask them about their part.”

This is nothing new: Adobe has posted good financial results and the CEO is once again talking about “openness”, Flash on mobile devices (which ones, exactly?) and the fact that they’re open to Apple - only if Apple follows Adobe’s rules, though.

Is that openness?

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