Yep, that's right, you heard it here first, World War 3 is coming!
No it won't be a religious war, or a war of over land or the right way to govern.
It will be Apple Vs Microsoft, the ill-informed will take the side of Macintosh thinking they are the good guys, being swayed over with their lust for $0.99 Games and Streamline aesthetics, but we all know who the real baddies are.
Linux can be the Switzerland...or the Moon.
Microsoft might be buying out Adobe, I'm not sure how I feel about this as I myself use Adobe software every day in my field, although I would cherish a future where Microsoft stop supporting Adobe on Mac and therefore fuck up the entire Hipster community.
SHARES of Adobe have soared in heavy trading on a report that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed a possible buyout of the company.
A report posted in the "Bits" blog of The New York Times said Mr Ballmer recently met with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to talk about Apple's control of the cell phone market and how Microsoft and Adobe could work together to fend off the iPhone maker.
It was in this context that a possible buyout of Adobe by Microsoft came up, according to The Times.
Microsoft had no comment to make on the rumour.
Adobe said it shares "millions of customers around the world" with Microsoft, and "the CEOs of the two companies do meet from time to time".
"However, we do not publicly comment on the timing or topics of their private meetings."
Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California, makes software such as Photoshop and the Flash technology used for web videos and games.
The company has been in a long-standing feud with Apple over Flash, which Apple bans from its mobile devices such as the iPad and the iPhone.
An Adobe acquisition would be a huge one for Microsoft, whose last big purchase was in 2007, when it bought aQuantive for $US6 billion.
A proposed deal to buy Yahoo the following year fell apart when Microsoft withdrew a $US47.5 billion bid.
Adobe's market cap is close to $US15 billion.
Gleacher & Co analyst Yun Kim said a potential buyer would be "great" for Adobe, which is looking to grow its annual revenue to $US5 billion in the next couple of years.
It had revenue of about $US3 billion last year.
But from Microsoft's point of view, it's unclear what parts of Adobe's business they can use to get themselves ahead in the online advertising market.
Adobe ended the session up nearly 12 per cent at $US28.69, with trading volume more than six times the average.
The stock slid 14c to $US28.55 in aftermarket trading. Microsoft ended trading up 10c at $US24.53.
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