This was posted on the insane rumor site F*ckedcompany.com: Big rumors abound in Macromedia land... word is the company is in dire straights and that discussions between Macromedia and Microsoft are in the works. Acquisition? Possibly... probably just Flash, DreamWeaver, and UltraDev -- and in the meanwhile, kill off MS ASP competitor (not really) ColdFusion. Who knows about FreeHand, Director, and the Java stuff... Layoffs imminent. When: 1/30/2002 Company: Macromedia Anyone have any confirming evidence that this is true or even potentially true? Oh could this be evil attempt @ stock manipulation?? I hope it's not true, Microsoft will DESTROY anything thats good about Macromedia and its products.