Adobe To Cut 600 Jobs, Focus More On Web Video

Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) is cutting about 600 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, citing the economic slowdown. Sales for its Creative Suite 4 package, which includes the popular Photoshop, has been much slower than expected, the company said. And these cuts, which are across the board, will help it better focus on its growing online video (through Flash, the default online video standard now) and online software business, CEO Shantanu Narayen said, according to WSJ.

The company said it will record $44 million to $50 million in charges related to the headcount reduction. More details in release.