Friday, March 17, 2006

adobe.ro

And speaking of mergers and outsourcing in Romania.
Btw, it seems that "whatever" near India and Romania would be China :)
I was just browsing (to read - actually turning paper pages) the Romanian "Business Magazin"(8/2006). Now these guys really try when it comes to writing about web stuff. But they rarely get it right (ex: "Web20 - a new technology for developing web sites"). The thing they're good tough is biz stuff so I'll get back on the track.
So they have an interesting story on the intentions Adobe has in establishing an R&D center in Bucharest. And as the trend goes they will buy a ready made company just to grab the great team already working there. The article points to Interakt as this company and the price is said to be somewhere between 10 an 20 mil. Nice break for Interakt. Not that they would desperately need this acquisition as they have a strong customer base for their DreamWeaver extensions and other web dev widgets. But it also seems natural as they were Macromedia partners.
Honestly I didn't know much about Interakt until a short while ago. They totally missed the Flash Platform bandwagon and probably that's why. But when I needed a good Eclipse plugin for writing JS their JSEclipse product was the first recommended by everyone. So yes, they're cool in my book.
And I'm happy that Adobe looks towards us. Even rumors about it make me happy. Who knows, maybe we'll even have some AUGs (formerly MMUGs) popping up.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Alexandru Costin said...

Hi Cosmin,
Thanks for your kind words, creating the right tools for the web developers was always our top priority and testimonials like these make us happy.

As for the acquisition, we've been indeed contacted with Adobe and we're chatting now, but we don't have anything to comment on (yet):). We're "business as usual", creating new web development products like Dreamweaver Ajax, MX Kommerce, etc

Alexandru

2:43 PM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger cosmin said...

:)
Thanks for the statement Alexandru.
What can I say, we're holding our breath on this one.
Good luck with the "chatting" and hope there will be some good news soon ;)

5:50 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Adobe finally aquired Interakt and straight away Interakt have dropped AJAX from their product line and wont be supporting it?

What does that tell you about Interakt and how they crap on their clients?

Yes, a good Romanian company!

2:20 PM, September 06, 2006  
Blogger cosmin said...

Well the BIG wheels are rolling now...
Here would go one of those evasive replies from one of the officials.
I doubt Alexandru would comment on the matter but in their defense I would suggest that the decision was not theirs to make anymore.

2:48 PM, September 06, 2006  

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