Adobe, Google Bundle Up

by admin June 22, 2006 at 6:54 am

The old saying ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ seems to be a very familiar one to Adobe Systems and Google, Microsoft’s two biggest rivals these days. The two firms have linked arms in a multi-year agreement that will see Google’s Toolbar included with various Adobe products.

The first product to be bundled with Google Toolbar will be Adobe’s digital media player, Macromedia Shockwave Player. It will be offered as part of the Shockwave installation process for Internet Explorer on Windows. Adobe says that Shockwave is installed on more than 55 percent of Internet-enabled desktop computers.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Google Toolbar will also be offered as part of other Adobe product installations in the future. The company declined to specify which ones.

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