LOS ANGELES—Adobe Systems Incorporated announced today at its MAXX 2011 technology conference that it has acquired Typekit Inc.
Typekit integrates fonts into websites and makes sure they look consistent across all modern browsers. Websites for The New York Times and various Condé Nast publications are counted among the company’s thousands of customers. Its library includes hundreds of fonts licensed for legal use.
Typekit fonts will be available as a standalone service and eventually as part of another new initiative announced today, Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a hub for creatives to view and sync files created by Adobe Creative Suite and the new Adobe Touch Apps, applications for touch screen image editing, ideation, sketching, website prototyping and more.
Adobe has also entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nitobi Software, creator of PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build, an open source app for building cross-platform mobile applications. Apps built using PhoneGap are available on systems such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry and more.