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February 03, 2014

Adobe's John Nack now moves over to Google

Google has been making all kinds of moves the last few years, buying companies left and right, hiring people, selling companies, indexing your trash can contents (joke (I hope)), including some photography related moves, including the purchase of the company behind the critically acclaimed Snapseed app and stand-alone desktop software. Now they have made a very interesting hire. John Nack, a familiar person for those involved with Photoshop and Adobe, is now moving from Adobe to Google!

Details at CNet News. He wrote a farewell post on his own blog saying farewell. As of the time of writing, the blog post is not loading but none of the other Adobe pages are loading either. So it is a temporary technical snafu. You can use google cache to read it.

Why did Google hire him? What will be working with over there? He gave some very vague hints:

"... . Now, though, I’ll get a chance to work on some new projects. It’s about doing something very different from, and I think complementary to**, the work I’ve done at Adobe..."

The "**" footnote above is this text:

"Adobe & Google have enjoyed great collaboration for years, and I hope to take that even further. There’s so much we can all do to help photographers & storytellers of every sort."

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