Bryan Lamkin back at Adobe
In February 2013, Bryan Lamkin rejoined Adobe after previously serving for 14 years. After initially taking on corporate development, including strategy and mergers and acquisitions, he now also heads Adobe’s cross-company technology and design initiatives.
In the media
Adobe is one of 28 companies to appear in CNBC's Hall of Fame of the market's smartest R&D spenders. The full CNBC RQ 50 list comprises 280 companies that "don't just spend big on research and development but spend in a way that maximizes the potential return on innovation to shareholders." Adobe was recognized for appearing on the RQ 50 list for 13 years.
August 6, 2014
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Picking up audio from a bag of chips
Our Adobe Research team collaborates with thought leaders at top universities and enterprise partners around the world. This is one way Adobe contributes to and benefits from advances in the broader research community.
A team of researchers from Adobe, Microsoft and MIT has developed a visual microphone algorithm that picks up audio by looking for microscopic vibrations in video footage. In other words, they can recover speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.
While applications for this innovation aren't available yet, it gives a glimpse of what our scientists are working on. Take a look at this InformationWeek article to learn more.
August 5, 2014
Disrupting our own status quo
Adobe Labs has a new initiative– disrupt Adobe using our own technology to develop product prototypes and explore new markets that reach wider audiences.
A small crew of entrepreneurs embedded into Adobe’s research labs has access to both new research and Adobe’s products and can take a lean software development approach to release apps quickly, before the company would traditionally push something out.
Read this article from our senior innovator Michael Rubin to find out more about the team’s first experimental technologies Twixt and Fixel around improving photos on the iPhone and iPad. Try out the free apps yourself.