If you were watching Steve Jobs' iPad demo closely Wednesday, you would have seen it briefly as he showed off the device's Web-surfing chops: the blue Lego of death. For everyone who has tried to play Farmville on an iPhone, or watch Hulu on an iPod Touch, the little blue icon is already familiar. It signifies that Adobe's Flash plug-in is not on the device, and that no matter how MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jan 29, 2010 2:51 PM ET
Company wants to make its Flash technology available everywhere -- and that means penetrating mobile devices.
Flash is finally coming to your smartphone—and so is Adobe (ADBE). With today's launch of the newest version its software, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, the San Jose-based company is making an aggressive push to get its product onto any gadget that allows for web browsing--Blackberry devices, netbooks, increasingly even TVs.
Crucially, Adobe has signed on a MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 5, 2009 12:01 AM ET
The prohibitively expensive solid-state version of Apple's MacBook Air is suddenly 16% less so.
While Apple watchers were focused on the upcoming launch of the iPhone 3G, the company quietly lopped $500 off the 64-GB SSD MacBook Air, reducing it overnight from $3,098 to $2,598.
The price cut, just six months after the product was introduced, is at least partly the result of Apple's transition from expensive single-level cell flash to multi-level MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 3, 2008 5:12 PM ET
Last Thursday, a week and a half before the expected unveiling of iPhone version 2.0, Apple (AAPL) published a 371-page patent that describes virtually every aspect of version 1.0 -- and adds a few wrinkles we haven't seen before. You can download it here.
Alden Malley at AppleInsider has done a pretty good job of teasing out the details in the patent that aren't offered in the current iPhone, items that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2008 8:06 AM ET
What is Steve Jobs waiting for?
It's already April, and Apple has yet to start making large-scale purchase orders for NAND flash memory for 2008, according to a report issued Monday by iSuppli Corp. By this time last year, Apple had already ordered huge quantities of the stuff.
Apple (AAPL) looms large in the NAND flash market. According to iSuppli, it is the world's third-largest OEM buyer of NAND flash, which it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2008 3:07 PM ET
Michael Mace at Rubicon Consulting, a small research firm based in Los Gatos, Calif., has done anybody interested in the iPhone two favors: 1) He published a first-rate piece of research on the impact of the device on its owners and Apple's (AAPL) competitors, and 2) He has made his results easily -- and freely -- available on the Web.
The key findings -- based on interviews with 460 randomly selected MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2008 8:41 AM ET
Adobe has tipped its hand, and it now seems clear that it needs Apple's iPhone more than Apple (AAPL) needs Adobe's Flash. But it's not at all clear that Adobe (ADBE) will get the foothold on the device it seems to want so badly.
Two weeks ago Adobe turned the other cheek when Steve Jobs' publicly slighted Flash and Flash Lite, describing the first as "too slow to be useful" on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2008 5:26 PM ET
What does Microsoft see in Adobe Flash that Apple doesn't?
Two weeks after Steve Jobs signaled that Apple (AAPL) would not be building Flash support into the iPhone, Microsoft (MSFT) on Monday took the opposite stance -- signing a licensing agreement with Adobe (ADBE) for both Flash Lite and Reader LE in its competing Windows Mobile platform. (link)
This despite the fact that Microsoft is working on a product -- Silverlight for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 17, 2008 9:06 AM ET
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