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SAN JOSE, Calif. and OREM, Utah -- Sept. 15, 2009 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Omniture, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMTR) today announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to acquire Omniture in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion on a fully diluted equity-value basis. Under the terms of the agreement, Adobe will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Omniture for $21.50 per share in cash.
Adobe to Acquire Omniture
Adobe’s acquisition of Omniture furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world engages with ideas and information. By combining Adobe’s content creation tools and ubiquitous clients with Omniture’s Web analytics, measurement and optimization technologies, Adobe will be well positioned to deliver solutions that can transform the future of engaging experiences and e-commerce across all digital content, platforms and devices.
Adobe to Acquire Omniture
A bunch of people that used to work at Macromedia spun off and started Avivo (Atomz Search) an enterprise site search, this was before Abobe bought Macromedia.
Then the following purchases happened in order:
Webside Story bought Avivo
Visual Sciences bought Webside Story
Omniture bought Visual Sciences
Now Adobe purchasing Omniture puts some of those same ex-Macromedia people right back in Adobe where they were heading in the first place! :)
Anyone who is a decent webmaster has never been impressed with Omniture
Cabo - that's kind of a broad brush to paint with. They do some things really really well. Their segmentation tools are top notch, they have data warehousing that is pretty effective, it has pretty much endless options for tagging and extending & it is really up to you to make the most out of it (most people's problems), and it's NOT GOOGLE!
plus, the integration with survey tools (foresee) and multivariate testing (offermatica) blows anything else out of the water.
that said there are some really poor issues. Their support is beyond horrible, searchcenter is kind of a joke compared to other tools, and the pricing is beyond ridiculous.
I'm still scratching me head on Adobe though...makes no sense to me
So what kinds of businesses do you think Adobe wants to move into next...
I think Adobe should port and license their Dreamweaver/Contribute code classes to WCMS providers, to standardize development across platforms. I'd sure like them to work with SiteCore anyway, to replace their existing (clunky) editor software, which is used by large organizations such as governments and corporate customers like newspapers.