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Photoshop adapts to an Instagram world

by Farhad Manjoo — The New York Times News Service
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The aggressive reinvention of Photoshop, if successful, could serve as a model for other companies, particularly Microsoft, that risk losing business to more nimble app-makers

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Facebook ‘digital heirs’
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