Its been rumored that Adobe had interest in acquiring Macromedia for quite a while now. Looks like the reality is now.
The webmaster where I work, asked this question:
"I wonder what tools well be working with 5 years from now? Probably not much different. But, Macromedia has always held up the other side of the scale from Adobe. Where Adobe had shortcomings, Macromedia filled the void.
I suppose Adobe is the Microsoft of the multimedia world."
To read the full story from Adobes mouth here.