Flash apps are already getting approved, but there's still no Flash in the mobile browser
Confusion reigned for much of Thursday following Apple's (AAPL) announcement that it was lifting its restrictions on development tools for iPhone apps.
Wall Street, assuming that this meant that Adobe (ADBE) has won its long-running Flash battle with Steve Jobs, drove the company's stock price sharply higher. Adobe closed the day at $32.86, up $3.55 (12.11%).
Developers, meanwhile, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 10, 2010 7:31 AM ET
Steve Jobs once called Flash the No. 1 reason his devices crash. What changed his mind?
With a terse, five-paragraph statement issued Thursday morning, Apple (AAPL) reversed a five-month-old policy that had sparked an industry-wide debate, a government probe and tens of thousands of words of heated commentary -- including Steve Jobs' own April 2010 "Thoughts on Flash."
The newly inoperative policy had prohibited software developers from using cross-platform tools when MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 9, 2010 10:24 AM ET
After weeks of speculation, teasers and leaks, the day many Android aficionados have been antsy about has arrived: the unveiling of Verizon's Droid X and Droid 2.
Thanks to a recent "pre-review," we have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of features, at least as far the Motorola (MOT) Droid x, including a new 45 nm 1GHz TI OMAP processor that's almost double the raw speed of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 23, 2010 11:58 AM ET
Two big updates from Adobe are now ready for Android devices.
Last night, Adobe Blogger John Nack posted that Flash 10.1 Beta 3 is now available in the Android Market or from here if you are running Android 2.2 Froyo (which is likely only Nexus One users, a few other hackers out there, and maybe some Droid 2/x beta testers?).
Additionally, a new release of the Photoshop.com Mobile app just hit MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 18, 2010 7:58 AM ET
OK, it wasn't a surprise to find this in my email today, there were plenty of signs. But it is interesting for a number of reasons. One: Adobe is coming. That means these phones will likely feature Flash. Therefore, Android 2.2 may be included on these phones, because it includes the ability to play Adobe's Flash. At least I am assuming so - even though current test MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 15, 2010 5:23 PM ET
Apple is likely to duck these bullets, say two analysts, but every case increases its risk
Absent a "smoking gun," neither the Federal Trade Commission nor the Department of Justice is likely to take Apple (AAPL) to court for antitrust violations, according to a note to clients issued Friday by Stifel Nicolas's Rebecca Arbogast and George Askew.
Apple has credible justifications, they write, for both complaints that have been lodged against it: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 11, 2010 10:15 AM ET
Using an independent advertising platform to get Flash in the iPhone and iPad's back door
Here's an odd twist.
In a press statement scheduled for release two hours before Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, Adobe (ADBE) has announced that it is teaming up with an independent mobile advertising network to bring advertisements written in Flash to a variety of mobile devices, including Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and iPad and Google's (GOOG) Android phones.
According to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2010 11:00 AM ET
From Apple to Yahoo, Silicon Alley Insider spots the Achilles' heels
Here's an interesting exercise. Rather than look at what America's leading tech companies do best, why not focus on what they do worst? That's what SAI's Jay Yarow has done in a gallery posted Wednesday. The headlines:
Google (GOOG) doesn't get social
Apple (AAPL) doesn't get the cloud
Twitter's weakness is good product
Facebook underestimates the importance of privacy
Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't get the Web
Notes from from an Apple watcher stuck on the wrong coast
Apple's (AAPL) CEO was scheduled to give the 6 p.m. PDT keynote at All Things Digital Tuesday night, but the show is running late and rumor has it that he's been pre-empted, at least temporarily, by Rupert Murdoch. Makes sense. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher may think this is their show, but Murdoch -- as CEO of the News Corp. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2010 10:03 PM ET
Throughout the last two days of Google I/O, just about every product and service that Google announced was a partnership with Adobe and another shot over Apple's bow.
Yesterday, Google announced its intentions with HTML5 and took a dig at Apple's later adoption of the HTML5 spec: "I think it was a late night Steve Jobs email or something," mused Google's Vic Gundotra. Adobe followed with a Dreamweaver and Flash export MORESeth Weintraub - May 20, 2010 7:41 PM ET
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