The idea that Microsoft would spend billions on Adobe is “nonsense,” says Kara Swisher of All Things D after checking in with sources at each company.
So that’s that?
As an aside, a former Microsoft employee told us over email last night that Bill Gates was a big fan of Adobe back in the day.
In 2002, this ex-employee said Gates told him, “I really like Adobe. I call their products turtle ware because you create a pdf file and it stays that way forever. But, very stable business and I would love to have a product like that to complement Office at MSFT.”