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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "Businessweek reports that Adobe has taken out newspaper advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times today and posted an open letter to call out the tablet-computer maker for stifling competition. "We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs," the letter states. "No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web." The letter is part of a widening rift between Apple and Adobe. Two weeks ago, Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs wrote a 29-paragraph public missive panning Adobe’s Flash as having “major technical drawbacks.” U.S. antitrust enforcers also may investigate Apple following a complaint from Adobe, people familiar with the matter said this month. Adobe has also launched a banner ad campaign to let you know that they love Apple. The two-piece banner ads are composed of a 720 x 90 pixel “We [heart] Apple” design, followed by a 300 x 250 pixel medium rectangle that reads: “What we don’t love is anybody taking away your freedom to choose what you create, how you create it, and what you experience on the web.”"
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Adobe Calls Out Apple with Ads in NY Times, WSJ

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  • I don't think this is the type of freedom our founding father's had in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights. I think the type of freedom they had in mind would be Apple having the freedom to not support Flash on their device and consumers having the freedom to not buy an Apple product if this design decision is not to their liking. It's not like Apple is locking out Adobe to push their own proprietary standard, there is no anti-trust issue here.

    Adobe is the next Sun. They're going to keep faltering and f

  • “'It’s a dangerous precedent to have a single company picking and choosing what parts of the Web they want to support,'" David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of Adobe’s Platform Business Unit, said in an interview. ...Snip....

    "We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs," the letter states. "No company — no matter how big

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