NYTimes Drops Microsoft For Adobe With Version 2 Of The NYTimes Reader

May 12, 2009

Bad news for Microsoft.

The New York Times has quietly dropped the company’s WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and switched to Adobe Corporation’s AIR as the software behind the NYTimes Reader Version 2.
Unlike WPF – designed chiefly for Microsoft Windows – AIR works with Windows, Apple’s Macintosh, and with open-source Linux PC’s, as well.

Great news for Adobe.

It’s nothing less than a high profile “endorsement” of AIR by the nation’s premier daily newspaper: a move that could provide a model for other newspapers and periodicals struggling to survive.

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