Team Adobe & Microsoft Against Team Google & Apple?
Even the New York Times is considering the idea that the discussion may have gone as far as a full acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft. Others, such as Kara Swisher of All Things Digital believes it might be another angle, such as Adobe being acquired by Google.
Microsoft has pretty much refused to comment, except for CEO Steve Ballmer stating that "If you're going to do something, you say nothing." Nobody else is talking.