Microsoft-Adobe talks related to Flash, not a takeoverThis article contains unofficial information.
Instead, those with knowledge of the meeting said that Ballmer and Narayen had met to discuss gaining support for Adobe's Flash on the new Windows Phone 7 OS. With Apple CEO Steve Jobs complaining that Flash is responsible for poor battery life, crashes and sluggish performance, Adobe now has a chance to draw a sharp line between those platforms that support its software, and those that don't. To that end, Narayen might now have added Windows Phone 7 and webOS to the "support" side of the equation.
While a Microsoft-Adobe deal seems unlikely, some analysts are touting Google as a possible acquirer of the software company. The Mountain View based firm has supported Flash on Android, Google T.V. and on its Chrome browser.