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  • Apple vs. Flash: The peace plan

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Wars like the conflict between Apple and Adobe over Flash seldom yield a productive outcome. We propose a way forward.
  • Apple-Adobe Feud: Is Flash as Bad as Jobs Says?

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 10:55 am

    At the heart of the great war of words between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen lies a simple question: Is Adobe Flash really bad technology?
  • Has Adobe Flash Killed Smartbooks?

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Wondering why smartbooks have failed to arrive on the market this year? Adobe's Flash technology and tablet devices like the iPad may be to blame for diminshied interest in this emerging category of products, ARM's Marketing Chief Ian Drew, said in a ZDNet report.
  • Thought on thoughts on Flash

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    A little while ago, Steve Jobs released his "Thoughts on Flash" letter. To say that it caused some consternation would be like saying that nuclear weapons make modest holes in the ground when detonated. That letter, and the rebuttal from Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen have pretty much dominated the Mac web, and most of the overall tech web since they came out.
  • Adobe Flash Shows Up on Mysterious Android Tablet

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 11:43 am

    Forget about Flash on the iPhone and iPad: Adobe, it seems, has turned its attention elsewhere. The company used the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco to show off a mysterious Google Android tablet that was running Flash flawlessly.
  • DOJ, FTC decline comment on Apple antitrust report

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:59 pm

    The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) both declined comment today on a report that the agencies may investigate Apple over antitrust charges linked to its ban of rival development tools for iPhone and iPad software.
  • Bite This, Apple: 5 Reasons Flash Would've Rocked the iPhone

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    The sparring between Apple and Adobe, on whether Flash belongs on mobile devices such as the iPhone, has gone from philosophical to real. Steve Jobs wrote in an open letter that he's yet to see Flash running on any mobile device, and Adobe responded by saying it'll ship Flash Player 10.1 for Android phones as a public preview in May, with a general release in June. Finally, Android will demonstrate whether Flash on the iPhone would've been as bad as Jobs makes it out to be. I think not, and here are five reasons why:
  • Adobe ships Creative Suite 5 family

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    New development and design tools back the upcoming Adobe Flash Player and AIR upgrades.
  • Adobe CEO fires back at Jobs

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 10:51 am

    The same day that Steve Jobs spelled out Apple's opposition to Flash on its mobile devices, Adobe's CEO responded, calling the problems cited by Apple a "smokescreen."
  • Steve Jobs' Thoughts Won't Shut Up the Flash Mob

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    Before Steve Jobs sat down to write an angry letter about why Adobe Flash stinks, he should've realized that this war of words cannot be won.
  • Adobe CEO Responds to Jobs' Flash-Bashing Memo

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Grab your ringside seats, gang: Apple and Adobe are at it again -- and this time, the fighting's turning fierce.
  • Steve Jobs trashes Adobe's Flash

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Flash is slow and not yet suitable for touchscreen devices in a lengthy open missive explaining why the Adobe software isn't allowed on iPhones and iPads.
  • Will iPad kick Adobe Flash off the Internet?

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    When the iPad was introduced, there was much furor over the fact that it is missing what some (a vocal minority) consider to be a key feature -- Adobe Flash support.
  • Google: Adobe Flash Support Coming to Android 2.2

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Adobe's Flash platform will get official support on Android phones later this year, when Google releases version 2.2 of its mobile operating system, according to the company's VP of engineering quoted in a New York Times interview.
  • Adobe tosses in Flash towel after Apple limits iPhone dev

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Adobe said it will no longer invest development dollars in a tool set designed to help port Flash applications to Apple's polular iPhone and iPad devices.
  • How to get fired from Apple

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Say the "F" word in front of Steve Jobs.
  • Analyst: Google-Adobe Flash partnership could heat up browser competition

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:41 am

    The move, which has been called a win for Adobe, is a pragmatic one for Google.
  • Google's Chrome now silently auto-updates Flash Player

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Adobe's new partnership with Google will keep Internet users safer because Chrome will automatically update Flash Player without asking users, an Adobe director of engineering said.
  • Google and Adobe cozy up on Flash for Chrome browser

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Some observers pan the move, noting Google's support for Flash rival HTML5.
  • SXSW: The gentle Adobe vs. Canvas smackdown

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    JavaScript vs. ActionScript? How about developer inertia vs. innovation?
  • HP Slate vs. iPad: Focus on Flash

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    With the iPad presale beginning in just a few days, and the clock ticking down to the much-anticipated Apple tablet finally hitting the streets, HP launched a renewed campaign for its Slate tablet PC debuted at the 2010 CES by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Each platform has pros and cons, but so far the debate seems to center entirely around support for Adobe Flash.
  • HP Touts Flash as Killer App Against Apple's iPad

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    What will HP's Slate Tablet have that Apple's iPad won't? It's Adobe Flash, a key Internet technology that HP is touting as the key difference between the two platforms. And, HP is right, though how Flash support will translate into sales remains to be seen.
  • HP Slights iPad, Flaunts Flash and AIR on Slate Tablet

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Hewlett-Packard has begun a marketing campaign against the iPad and for its Slate tablet PC, highlighting the fact its tablet runs Adobe and AIR software and the iPad doesn't. HP is still mum on the specifications, pricing, and the release date of its Windows 7-based Slate tablet.
  • Flex Brings Performance Muscle to B2B Sites

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    The Flex programming language has yet to fully catch on in the B2B world. It should.
  • Go Flash-free: How to browse the web and watch videos without Adobe Flash

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Big names in tech are trying to leave Adobe Flash behind, citing stability and energy efficiency concerns. Can the average web surfer take the plunge? Not entirely, but with the right tools, you can mostly forgo Flash.
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