Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen: “Let The Games Begin”

Posted Nov 17, 2010

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit conference earlier this week for an interview with John Battelle. The theme of the conference is “points of control” and he said that this statement describes what is happening between Adobe and Apple: “There’s a war happening for developers.”

Narayen said that Apple and Adobe are on different sides for points of control. “Apple would like to keep things closed and proprietary,” stated Narayen. On the other hand, Narayen said Adobe wants customers to create content for multiple platforms. “We want to help them express their creativity.”

“Let the games begin, I guess,” added Narayen. Narayen added that HTML5 is not going to be a replacement for Flash. Adobe customers also like HTML5 too.