NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With all of the recent mergers and acquisition activity that has occurred within the software sector from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and Salesforce.com (CRM), it probably should have come as no shocker that Adobe (ADBE - Get Report) felt it had to do something.The company recently announced a $600 million all-cash deal to acquire Neolane, a privately held company headquartered in Paris, France, that specializes in cross-channel campaigns. While this deal makes some sense for Adobe given Neolane's capabilities in online and offline marketing, the timing seems a bit off, given Adobe's current situation.
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