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
Apple isn't the problem, says Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor. Big banks are the problem.
"Why is the Federal Trade Commission threatening Apple with a possible lawsuit for abusing its economic power, but not even raising an eyebrow about the huge and growing economic (and political) muscle of JP Morgan Chase or any of the other four remaining giant banks on Wall Street?"
So begins a spirited defense of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2010 10:30 AM ET
Google tests its Chrome browser upgrade against a litany of zany speed trials. Long story short: It is fast.
But how does it do MORESeth Weintraub - May 4, 2010 5:28 PM ET
Shades of the United States vs. Microsoft, an antitrust case that the government lost
A report in Monday's New York Post that two government agencies -- the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice -- are each considering launching an antitrust investigation against Apple (AAPL) puts me in mind of the case the DOJ and 20 states brought against Microsoft (MSFT) nearly a dozen years ago.
To many observers -- including MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2010 2:10 PM ET
Shunned by Apple, Adobe will buy its employees phones that can run the Adobe Flash mobile platform.
A week after Steve Jobs unleashed his anti-Flash manifesto, Adobe is abandoning Apple's mobile handsets for its competitor's in the corporate offices. The report from CNET didn't say which Android phones Adobe's 8,000 employees would get, but HTC phones like the Nexus One were mentioned by their sources.
The move by Adobe makes business sense MORESeth Weintraub - May 3, 2010 11:39 AM ET
The stats seem to support Steve Jobs' contention that Adobe's video format is fading fast
In the Thoughts on Flash essay that Steve Jobs posted last week, Apple's CEO took on Adobe's oft-repeated contention that Apple's (AAPL) mobile products -- the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- don't offer access to the "full Web" because they don't support Adobe's Flash format. 75% of the video on the Web, Adobe's supporters point MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2010 6:28 AM ET
Apple's CEO responds to Adobe with a 1,700-word essay "Thoughts on Flash"
"Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain."
So begins the meat of Steve Jobs' essay on Adobe (ADBE) Flash -- the first extended piece of writing we've seen from Apple's (AAPL) CEO since his Thoughts on Music in Feb. 2007 and A Greener MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2010 10:24 AM ET
Or is he trying to ensure that Apple apps continue to "just work?" A guide to the latest flap
The hottest topic in tech these days -- and the lead item all weekend in Techmeme -- is an obscure clause in Apple's (AAPL) latest Developer Program License Agreement, the document programmers must conform to if they want to be part of the bonanza that is the iTunes App Store (185,000 apps MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 11, 2010 11:30 AM ET
Accounts of his anti-Adobe rants raise questions about what really motivates them
I have no doubt that Steve Jobs is at least partially sincere when he complains to his staff and the gossipy editors at the Wall Street Journal about Flash, the multimedia platform Apple pointedly refuses to support on the iPhone, the iPod touch and the forthcoming iPad tablet computer.
With his penchant for simplicity and elegance, Jobs may very well MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 19, 2010 1:18 PM ET
In the latest installment of Connected, Fortune Senior Editor at Large Adam Lashinsky sits down with Adobe (ADBE) CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss hacking threats from China and beyond, competing with tech giants Microsoft and Google and explaining the reasons behind the Omniture deal.
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