Which company should Microsoft buy?
February 26, 2008
They want Yahoo. Some say they should go for SAP. I was thinking Adobe.
Its market cap is US$20.2 billion (half of Yahoo´s), its core business is much more similiar to Microsoft´s and last but not least, Adobe owns a virtual monopoly of the tools to build a much enriched web (including the web 2.n.n.n, videos, animations, 3D graphics etc). Adobe has just released its Adobe AIR and FLEX 3.0 platforms (in their site they even say FLEX is free and open source! How about that?). These tools bring real multimedia capabilities to the web, one thing that Google text-mining obsessed culture seems to hate the most. But hey, do you really think the web will remain this dull all-text environment? I´m betting no.
So wouldn´t it be nice for Microsoft to control the new tools for the new web? C´mon guys it´s a beautiful monopoly, isn´t it?