Here's why Adobe closed for the week

Guide ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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June 30, 2009

Adobe is closed this week (and what that means)

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2009/06/adobe_is_closed_this_week.html

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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If they treat their employees so well, why do they treat their customers so badly? Just wondering....

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Guru ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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I agree with what you wrote.

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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after being gone for a week, the building's DRM might not let them in without reactivating. since everything there is shut down, no activation will be possible. the outsourced tech support won't be able to understand their increasingly desperate requests for assistance and will tell them to log on to the forums for help with that problem.

therefore, i surmise that - as i've said all along - DRM will be the death of adobe. just not in the way i expected.

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Participant ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Surely Ramon you don't beleive something written by a company shill to be the absolute truth do you ?


I'd rather put my trust in an unbiased opinion such as Bloomberg; Check out their take here; A little more realistic in my opinion than John Nack's perspective.which is tainted through the lense of being an Adobe employee and who writes only what he's allowed to

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Guru ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Different spin all together. No wonder people are having activation problems and such. Nobody home. Sales and guidance are down but the stock is up. I guess people have to have something to throw their money at.

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Participant ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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<nod> I've been an investor of public companies long enough  to smell "spin". The same with Apple's reality distortion vis-a-vis Steve Jobs health.

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Mentor ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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What you haven't heard he had a liver Transplant?

For now Apple is highly dependent upon Jobs. He seems to be the only one really interested in innovation at Apple. all the previous CEO had the smell of wanting to run Apple into the ground. Some came from the background of running a soft drink company.

If they had spun thenews about him, apple stock would have went to -$10.50 a share  in one day.

In the economy we have today that could have derailed the improvement in the ecconomy.

Sometimes you have to spin a yarn on occasion, for the better good.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=adobe+closed+for+week&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=BXVLSp_zNY6iMOOCtawB&sa=X&oi=news_group&ct=title&resnum=223973281

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Guru ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Did you catch the sign? It reads the company will re-open August 23rd.

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Guide ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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There is little in the Bloomberg piece or other search results that is not contained in John Nack's blog.  He explicitly mentions the cost cutting effect of the closing.

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Take of those rose coloured glasses before you drink the koolaid.

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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For the most recent quarter, it reported a 41% decline in net income to $126.1m, compared to $215m in the same quarter last year, while revenue was down 20.5% at $704.67m.

My goodness, Adobe's suffered a 41% drop in net income. Could be the recession, could be the krappy software, could be the krappy customer service, could be the krappy DRM nonsense, or the krappy profanity filter* this forum now boasts! Or maybe all of them!

(*Krappy profanity filter that lets "krappy" go through, but block a relatively mild term like 'scumbag'! I mean "skumbag'!  (Honestly, that is pretty pathetic - not even good enough to be called amateurish, IMO!))

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Guru ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Looks like driving up the price in the UK may just be the ticket!!

http://photo.blorge.com/2009/06/02/adobe-prices-to-increase-in-the-uk-on-july-1st/

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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Adobe has stated in a press release that the way the currencies have been shifting, a price increase is the only way to make sure that things even out.

Bollocks. Sheer greed.

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Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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dec9 wrote:

Looks like driving up the price in the UK may just be the ticket!!

http://photo.blorge.com/2009/06/02/adobe-prices-to-increase-in-the-uk-on-july-1s t/

huzzah! bonuses all around!

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Guru ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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AIG taught them well.

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Engaged ,
Jul 01, 2009 Jul 01, 2009

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dec9 wrote:

Looks like driving up the price in the UK may just be the ticket!!

http://photo.blorge.com/2009/06/02/adobe-prices-to-increase-in-the-uk-on-july-1s t/

Liars and thieves....

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Jul 02, 2009 Jul 02, 2009

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Could anyone object to getting four weeks' holiday in a country where that could seem generous? The problem is that Adobe's reasons for the shutdowns – its attempts to cope with the economic slowdown that has, in turn, reduced demand from its core customer base in the "creative knowledge worker business" – don't mean that it's easing up on staff.The office closures didn't mean that deadlines were pushed back by a week for those developing software. And for those preparing for a conference, such as the RSA conference in April, which came immediately after one of Adobe's one-week breaks, there was simply no let-up.
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People in the UK, of course, may have a better reason than any for pausing, as the – an increase that was announced ­earlier in June but that is still not ­documented on the company's UK website. That has pushed the disparity between the pricing of CS4 in the UK and US to 39.7%.

Hmmmmmm.

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