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Rounding Up A Week of Acquisitions

Posted by Sravan | September 21, 2009 .

Google’s justification for acquiring reCAPTCHA makes a lot more sense than Adobe’s for acquiring Omniture. However, Adobe’s announcement of the release of Adobe Flash Access throws a new light on the acquisition and it now appears that perhaps Omniture does fit in.

Sarah Perez reported an example of what could go wrong with cloud services. That Google is the cloud service provider touches on the potential scale of the problem.

Following the recent release of the distribution side of Flash Platform Services, Ryan Stewart tells the full Flash platform services story.

Issues with the Adobe Flex JIRA bug database resulted in temporarily disabling RSS, remote API calls, XML search requests and anonymous browsing.

Eric Feminella got nostalgic and recalled a beautiful extract from The Mythical Man-Month called Why is Programming Fun? I don’t quite agree with the fourth, especially the “non-repeating nature of the task” phrase, but that may only be me.

Have you tried the new Silverlight-powered Bing Visual Search? The page has a 404 problem.

Orkut helped parents find their son who went missing two years ago.

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