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September 22nd, 2008

Sources are Leaking Adobe Creative Suite 4 News

I just received an email from Adobe’s PR agency as follows: Hello – Due to sources leaking Adobe Creative Suite 4 news prior to the previously set NDA date of 12:01 ET tonight, the NDA is now lifted effective immediately. Please feel free to post your coverage on CS4 and any of the related point…

September 21st, 2008

Are You Ready for Something Brilliant?

That’s the title of Adobe’s invitation to the world for a special Web broadcast of the details of the eagerly-awaited Creative Suite 4. We who have been briefed on the product also signed the standard non-disclosure agreement (NDA) agreeing not to reveal any details before this September 23rd Webcast. But I don’t think that Adobe…

May 29th, 2008

QuarkXPress 8 Announced

After leading the page layout sweepstakes for many years, QuarkXPress was slowly but surely falling behind Adobe InDesign in sales and functionality as the #1 page layout program (primarily for print). When Bruce Chisholm was at the helm at Adobe he championed the concept that Microsoft has used so effectively for years: bundle a bunch…

March 6th, 2008

A Major Announcment From Quark

Check out the new section of the Quark Web site on what they’re calling the “Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution.” (1-1-2011: No longer there. Very dynamic indeed.) Dynamic Publishing is something altogether new for Quark, and reflects, I think, the relatively recent infusion of a host of senior staff from the old Arbortext (now owned by…

October 3rd, 2007

More on Adobe & Microsoft

As I wrote in my blog yesterday,  The Adobe War Against Microsoft,  “I continue to marvel at Adobe’s ‘Mouse That Roared’ approach to the battle: its market cap is slightly less than 10% of Microsoft’s.” I also referred to the “battle between the emerging Adobe and the great Goliath.” Of course market capitalization, $26 billion…