USA Today Interview with New Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

USA Today has an interview with new Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen which includes his view of how Adobe hopes to “marry the power of the desktop with the Web” with applications developed with Adobe’s AIR. As a concrete illustration of the type of functionality an AIR app could provide, Narayen points to Apple’s iTunes:

Look at what (Apple’s) iTunes does, you never know when you’re online or offline. For the user, it’s a seamless experience. We want to overcome some of the barriers that exist with a browser, to let people access maps, recipes and sports scores, for instance, in an application that sits on your desktop.

Full interview here:

Adobe’s New CEO Zeroes in on Web
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/techinvestor/corporatenews/2007-12-04-adobe-ceo_N.htm

Knowledge@Wharton published an extensive two-part interview with Narayen this past spring. For more comments from Adobe’s new CEO, see:

2007 May 16
Shantanu Narayen on Adobe’s Future Direction: Product Strategy for the Next Generation of the Web

2007 May 16
Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen: India and Other Emerging Markets Are Going to Drive Trends in Software Evolution

 

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