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Stephen Downes

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I honestly don't see why a company like Adobe needs to be bigger, nor how it helps anyone (including especially essential social services like education) to have it clamp down on a potential competitor. And I like the analysis in the article: while the two applications are in different niches, Figma provides a workflow where Adobe products (and, for the moment, any others as well) may be used. It's a lot like Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp. "The deal should be challenged, investigated and banned," writes John Naughton. And if it isn't, then we will know that tech companies still have little to fear from regulators."

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