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5 Reasons Adobe should buy Youminis.com

Posted by Charles | February 23, 2007 .

I think Adobe should buy youminis.com. Here are the reasons:

  1. Adobe is a tool maker who wants to get into application platform and enterprise system development. However, selling just tools is passive, meaning it totally relys on whoever use the tools for the revenue. They need a new way to build a new ecosystem for their products. Look what Amazon, Google, eBay or even Microsoft are doing. A online application distribution platform is needed.
  2. Adobe decides they want to enter the desktop world with Apollo, then another big (getting bigger) desktop is, well, webtop. Obviously they need (must) get the webtop covered too. Among the popular webtop startups, Netvibes is Ajax based, the recent Dekoh is Java based, and youminis.com is Flash based. Why not!?
  3. Creativity products are Adobe’s strength. The trend is that anything to do with creativity is going social. Adobe needs something their own to harvest the social aspect of creativity and the use of creativity tools. It has to be online. Flash is of cause the idea delivering platform for just this. And, yourminis.com is here ready already.
  4. Adobe is too big to be acquired for now. But the threat is still there. It has to expand themself to new territory. They did that with the purchase of Macromedia. It’s time for a play online.
  5. Comparing to the popular webtop startup such as Netvibes, youminis.com is cheap. Why wait.

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  1. Gary B.  February 26, 2007 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts… you’ve definitely got some interesting ideas for the Adobe team to think about… 😉 Seriously though, we have a really close relationship with Adobe and think that the things that they’re doing, especially with Apollo, are incredible. Alex (our CEO) will be presenting a pre-release of our widgets running on Apollo at an exclusive Adobe forum tomorrow. Keep spreading the word about yourminis.com – we appreciate it!

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