Adobe And Microsoft: Small Talk or Big Merger?

The word is out that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen recently held a secret meeting on Adobe’s campus. What was spoken inside the meeting room for over an hour isn’t known exactly. But plenty of folks think Adobe and Microsoft could be kicking around a potential merger to counter Apple. Or, is Microsoft simply ready to abandon its own Silverlight in favor of Adobe Flash? Here’s the speculation.

The New York Times gets the tip of the hat for breaking the story, as they apparently learned about the meetings from employees inside both Adobe and Microsoft. Apparently, the employees involved in setting up the meeting were told to keep completely quiet about it.

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