Watch Adobe’s CEO completely refuse to answer questions about higher prices in Australia [Video]


If you haven’t heard, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summoned to explain the higher prices of tech goods in Australia.

In a press conference in Sydney, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was asked by reporters how Adobe can justify charging Australian customers more for their software (up to $1400 more than the US), especially the digital copies that involve no shipping whatsoever.

The Adobe CEO then puts everybody through a crash course on how to absolutely not answer questions by instead constantly pushing Adobe’s Creative Cloud software despite the persistence of multiple reporters. Check it out:

All I can say after that is, wow.

[via delimiterau, Gizmodo, image via Jolie O’Dell]

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  • sl0j0n

    Hello, all.
    Is that *REALLY* Adope’s CEO?
    Looks more like a freakenstein, made w/ Photoshop.
    Can see why you’re “hesitant”.

    Have a GREAT day, neighbors!

  • Enrique
  • Seamus McSeamus


    He looks more like Hector Hammond from Green Lantern, to me.

  • thegreenwizard

    Why staying with Adobe….There are so much other programs doing the same. It looks that the use of Photoshop is more of “a standing situation” as with using Apple products. You pay way more for the same end result. So people if you want to spend your money this way don’t complain.

    But I must say, the CEO is good to avoid answers. He would make a “good” politician.

  • Enrique

    @Ashraf: I was hesitant about using that picture for that reason. You are not alone!!!

  • Ashraf

    At the risk of sounding mean and being a jerk, that image of Adobe CEO is not very flattering. Might as well be in Planet of the Apes.

  • Alan

    Between this and the zero-day attack vulnerability exposed yesterday, it’s been a bummer of a week for Adobe. Is it too soon to say ‘Gone the way of Java’ yet? : )

  • Seamus McSeamus

    This reminds me of why I can’t stand to watch politicians on interview shows.

    Host: “Senator Blowhard, how do you respond to this video of you apparently accepting bribe money?”

    Senator Blowhard: “Well, Chet, I just wanted to take a moment here to talk about all the great legislation I have sponsored, or thought about sponsoring, or that was sponsored by one of the other Senators. Boy, isn’t that some good stuff in there? And did I ever tell you about the time I saved that old lady with the Heimlich maneuver? Shot that chicken wing right out of her throat! And then there was the time…”