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Adobe has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virtual Ubiquity and its ground-breaking online word processor, Buzzword. The acquisition furthers Adobe's commitment to foster a vibrant ecosystem for rich Internet application (RIA) development that delivers breakthrough experiences built on Adobe AIR. Separately, Adobe added a new file sharing service to its current online document services. Codenamed “Share,” the beta service will make it easier than ever for people to share, publish and organize documents online. Buzzword, an online word processor, enables individuals to work together to create high-quality, page perfect documents. Because it was built with Adobe Flex software and runs in the Adobe Flash Player, Buzzword enables greater document quality, outstanding typography, page layout controls, and robust support for integrated graphics, reg... (more)

Adobe Introduces Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5

Flash Session at Cloud Expo Adobe introduced on Monday Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, the new professional interaction design tool that allows designers to rapidly create expressive Web application interfaces and design interaction without writing code. With Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5 and Flash Builder 4, designers and developers will be able to collaborate and work more productively together. Full details of the announcement and a list of new features in Flash Catalyst can be found in the press release for your reference. The tools and pricing (subject to change... (more)

Adobe Improving Data Flows Through PDF with Ricoh

Adobe Systems and Ricoh have agreed to develop and co-market document scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe PDF. The integration of Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server software, Adobe print and scan technologies with Ricoh Document Solutions and its multifunction (MFP) and laser printer (LP) devices will transform the way knowledge workers convert paper processes into more secure digital workflows. Now, the scan of a printed page to a searchable, more secure, and compact Adobe PDF file can initiate a mission critical process. Knowledge workers can establish more secure ... (more)

Rich Internet Applications Experts Due To Converge in NYC for "Real-World Flex"

Adobe's David Mendels and Christophe Coenraets, Allurent CTO Fumi Matsumoto, Flash guru Jesse Randall Warden, ESRI's Mansour Raad, Mark Piller of themidnightcoders.com, Dr. Victor Rasputnis of Farata Systems, SYS-CON's Yakov Fain - all are due to converge August 14 in New York City to deliver the first ever installment of a 'Real-World Flex' series of seminars being pioneered by SYS-CON Events. The intense, information- and education-rich day promises to map not just the present of Flex but also its fast-emerging future. The names above represent only 50% of the faculty, which is... (more)

Dreamweaver Update: CSS Takes Center Stage in WebAssist's Version 3.0 Site-Building Tool

WebAssist - whose partners include Adobe, PayPal, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity - today released the latest version, v3.0, of its best-selling SiteAssist program. SiteAssist 3.0 includes new professional-level designs that the company added, according to its President Eric Ott, in direct response to its customers' growing need for standard-compliant sites. “We’ve managed to add all the benefits of CSS functionality in SiteAssist 3.0 while keeping the tool very easy to use," explained former Macromedia executive Ott (pictured) in an interview with SYS-CON's Jeremy Geela... (more)