Although its Acrobat, Illustrator and Photoshop software are ubiquitous among publishers, and it inherited the Flash format with the acquisition of Macromedia two years ago, Adobe as a corporation has kept a relatively low profile. Will Rich Internet applications change that?
Sun Microsystems Inc. will lose its top software executive to Adobe Systems Inc., the company confirmed. John Loiacono, who succeeded Jonathan Schwartz as executive vice president of software at Sun when Schwartz was promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) in April 2004, will take on the role of senior vice president of Creatives Group at Adobe, according to a Sun spokeswoman. His last day at Sun will be March 24.