Adobe Defends Its $20 Billion Deal for Figma
Friday September 23, 2022. 10:01 PM , from Slashdot
Adobe has essentially put XD on ice, assigning just 20 employees to the product in what it sees as 'maintenance mode.' Figma has more than 800 people. Adobe needs a rethink for the cloud era. Its current efforts have been about bringing its existing tools to the web. The Figma deal offers help with the longer-term challenge of 'reimagining the whole thing,' in Rao's words. Adobe Express is an early homegrown attempt, but Rao said Figma will help the company fully reinvent itself for the next era of design. Rao said over time Figma customers will benefit from Adobe's other resources, including its troves of fonts and stock imagery.
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