In its rumors section, C|Net write that LiveMotion is going through rough times at Adobe.
Elsewhere in Silicon Valley, people are wondering what happened to Adobe’s ambition to best Macromedia’s Flash animation software with its own LiveMotion software.
Rumors grinding through the mill suggest that ambition has clashed with reality in recent months, resulting in a major reorganization of the LiveMotion group, including deep layoffs.
I must say John Dowdell was gracious enough to just quote Adobe CEO Bruce Chitzen as saying “It’s clear Macromedia has done a good job in creating a standard with Flash”
The whole quote from the C|Net article is as follows:
CEO Bruce Chizen admitted that LiveMotion hadn’t lived up to expectations, and called it more of an add-on to Flash, rather than a replacement for it.
“It’s clear Macromedia has done a good job in creating a standard with Flash,” Chizen said in the call. “Am I happy about that? No. But I’m a pragmatist.”
Its fairly obvious who has won the first rounds in the vector media war.
[Via JD on MX]