Adobe's Pricey Omniture Purchase

Over an early August dinner in a tree-lined neighborhood of San Francisco, Adobe Systems' (ADBE) executives were candid about the performance of the company's flagship software product. Creative Suite, a package of tools for creating Web sites and print publications, was not living up to its potential, and Adobe would use acquisitions to fuel growth, Adobe management told BusinessWeek at the swank Spruce restaurant in San Francisco's Laurel Village.

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