Adobe’s $20B Figma acquisition falls on UK antitrust radar

The U.K.’s competition authority is adding Adobe’s proposed $20 billion bid for digital design rival Figma to its ever-growing to-do list. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confi

Goodbye to the fat middle

Adobe debuted its Firefly generative AI initiative last month, showcasing first a model trained on its own Adobe Stock images, and then yesterday it unveiled what it’s working on initially aroun

Adobe Lightroom adds AI-powered denoise and support for content credentials

Only a day after announcing that it’s bringing its Firefly generative AI tech to its video tools, Adobe today added a number of new features for its Lightroom photo editor. Unsurprisingly, many

Adobe brings Firefly to its video tools

A month ago, Adobe announced Firefly, its entry into the generative AI game. Initially, Firefly’s focus was on generating commercially safe images, but the company is now pushing its technology

Adobe’s thoughts on the ethics of AI-generated images (and paying its contributors for them)

“We’re at a tipping point where AI is going to break trust in what you see and hear — and democracies can’t survive when people don’t agree on facts. You have to have

Adobe promises artists will be compensated fairly with new generative AI product, but is fuzzy on details

One of the big problems with generative AI is understanding what source material was used to train the large language models underlying the solution. This comes down to two main problems for users: Do

Adobe Express launches an enterprise tier with generative AI tools

Adobe launched the enterprise tier of its creative application Adobe Express today at the company’s Adobe Summit event. The enterprise subscription will also let organizations access Adobe Firef

Adobe brings product analytics to its Experience Cloud

Adobe today announced the launch of a new analytics solution for product teams at its Adobe Summit conference in Las Vegas. Dubbed Adobe Product Analytics (because Adobe doesn’t mess around with

With Firefly, Adobe gets into the generative AI game

Adobe is jumping into the generative AI game with the launch of a new family of AI models called Firefly. Focused on bringing AI into Adobe’s suite of apps and services, specifically AI for gene

Adobe launches generative AI tools aimed at marketers

Coinciding with the launch of its Firefly family of generative AI models, Adobe today unveiled Adobe Sensei Generative AI Services, a set of enterprise-focused, AI-powered services across its suite of

Adobe’s Scott Belsky talks generative AI — and why it’s not going to end up like web3

Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, believes there’s a big difference between the hype cycle around web3 last year and what we’re seeing

Of course the Adobe-Figma deal is anti-competitive

If the Adobe-Figma deal isn't anti-competitive, then what is?

DOJ suit could represent significant stumbling block for $20B Adobe-Figma deal

The DOJ is reportedly getting ready to file suit to block the $20 billion Adobe-Figma deal announced last year on the grounds it is anti-competitive. Bloomberg first reported the story yesterday after

Europe to ‘assess’ Adobe’s proposed $20B Figma acquisition on competition grounds

Adobe’s proposed plan to snap up digital design rival Figma for $20 billion has attracted the attentions of the European Commission (EC), which announced today that the proposed merger potential

SEC filing shows Adobe had interest in buying Figma as early as 2020

A document recently filed with the SEC provides a detailed timeline of the negotiations between Adobe and Figma that paints a picture of how the two companies came together on a $20 billion deal last

Is Adobe using your photos to train its AI? It’s complicated

A sharp-eyed developer at Krita noticed recently that, in the settings for their Adobe Creative Cloud account, the company had opted them (and everyone else) into a “content analysis” prog

Why did Wall Street favor Adobe’s quarter over Salesforce’s?

While Adobe and Salesforce had similar results, Wall Street seemed to treat the former better.

Black Friday 2022 e-commerce reaches record $9.12B, Thanksgiving $5.3B; BNPL and mobile are big hits

Analysts and e-commerce leaders have been predicting a muted online holiday shopping season this year, with sales in the first three weeks of November essentially flat over a year ago due to a weaker

Figma CEO Dylan Field on why he sold to Adobe

A month after Adobe announced its plans for acquiring Figma, the popular digital design startup, Figma CEO and co-founder Dylan Field sat down with our own enterprise reporter Ron Miller at Disrupt 20

Adobe’s AI prototype pastes objects into photos while adding realistic lighting and shadows

Every year at Adobe Max, Adobe shows off what it calls “Sneaks,” R&D projects that might — or might not — find their way into commercial products someday. This year is no e
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