New RIA Goliath? What if Adobe bought Sun?
Posted by Alex Chriss on December 15, 2008
Is it just me, or would it not make some sense for Adobe to buy Sun? With the new JavaFX, Sun has some pretty interesting RIA technology and a TON of engaged developers that I’m sure Adobe could roll into their engaged ecosystem. They could sell off the hardware groups to HP, roll OpenOffice.org into Buzzword & Connect, and give developers a full suite of RIA tools (including great mobile support).
Microsoft & Google are going to duke it out for RIA development dominance and seperately Sun and Adobe might have an uphill battle. But together…hmmmm.
Adobe Mrkt Cap: 11.34bn
Sun Mrkt Cap: 2.96bn