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
From the Google (GOOG) i/o conference in San Francisco, Michael and Jon analyze Google's plans for a new video standard and whether bringing the internet to TV's is such a good idea.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 20, 2010 5:40 PM ET
Google today announced the release of VP8, a new video codec that it envisions will pave the way for the future of video on the Web.
While it wasn't mentioned once during the keynote, VP8 takes dead aim at MPEG LA's H.264 codec, which has the backing of industry heavyweights like Apple and Microsoft (who are both members of MPEG LA).
VP8 technology stems from Google's purchase of On2 Technologies last year. MORESeth Weintraub - May 19, 2010 3:03 PM ET
Despite Apple's public denouncement of Flash, its creator is about to have a banner year
By JP Mangalindan, reporter
Steve Jobs may have written his paean to the public, explaining why he feels it's time to leave Adobe's Flash to the dustbin of history, but the relegation seems premature. In fact, the record shows that consumers have been overlooking the lack of Flash support on Apple's mobile device for years. MOREMay 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Up from 10% four months ago, according to a new survey
How's Steve Jobs' campaign against Adobe (ADBE) Flash progressing? The bar chart at right offers one measure.
It comes from Mefeedia, a media search website that indexes video from a wide variety of sources -- from CBS and ABC to YouTube and Hulu, some 30,000 sources in all.
From time to time Mefeedia analyzes its index to look for trends. One of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 13, 2010 5:42 PM ET
For all of the whooping and hollering between Apple and Adobe over the past few months, what really counts is how Flash performs on a smartphone. We'll find out that answer next week when Froyo is released.
At next week's Google I/O summit, Google will take the wraps off of Froyo, the next version of its Android OS. It will likely be available to Nexus One owners first who will be MORESeth Weintraub - May 13, 2010 3:44 PM ET
In the latest episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael analyze the ongoing war between Apple (AAPL) and Adobe (ADBE) plus a surprise appearance by Hello Kitty.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 7, 2010 2:41 PM ET
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