Feeds

Macromedia completes Allaire merger

They love each other, they really do

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Macromedia and Allaire have completed their merger and announced their love-in with an extremely brief press release and a cheesy interview with the heads of each company.

The official release, on Macromedia's site, says little. Merger with Allaire - leading provider of software - completed. The deal will bring "together market-leading server, development and playback software to make building professional Web sites more efficient, affordable, and accessible" etc etc. This is apparently all summed up in the magic words: "what the web can be".

Allaire is a little more excited: "We are very excited to announce that the merger transaction between Macromedia and Allaire has closed...Throughout the coming months, we will be working on the integration of the operations." And so on and so forth.

They don't seem too keen - or plain just don't know - on explaining what they're going to do now they're bed-buddies. Fortunately there is an interview with Kevin Lynch of Macromedia and Jeremy Allaire of Allaire (he will become Macromedia's CTO). Will this shed any light? Well, dig through the vomit-inducing ego-stroking as you'll find this: "In the long term, we plan to deliver a new generation of application framework technology that leverages our server platform, Macromedia and Allaire visual tools, and the ubiquitous Macromedia Flash player." Warmer.

Lynch: "I believe this is really about the marriage of these two user communities, bringing the developers and designers together so they can more easily build the Web sites of tomorrow." Colder.

Lynch: "We also see the nature of the Internet changing as users access Web content and applications through a range of devices. This will pose many challenges for developers and designers, and we want to help them be successful in delivering really great user experiences across all these devices in a very efficient way."

Is that clear then? No? Well that's all you're gonna get.

Related link

That sickening interview

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.