CNET News Daily Podcast: Adobe's strategy on computer constellation

Drawing out its differences with Microsoft and Google, Adobe is making the pitch to developers that a hybrid client-cloud approach makes for the best applications and development environment.

In any rundown of the current computing constellation, you have to mention Microsoft's power with programmers being tethered to desktops and laptops (the vast majority of which run Windows). As for Google, that company is trying to dominate what it believes is the new frontier, cloud computing, where applications run on the Web. But Adobe is trying to run down the middle with a strategy that touches on both domains. CNET News' Stephen Shankland explains what's behind Adobe's thinking.

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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.


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