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Topic: Flash

Apple-backed SproutCore takes on Flash in race to deliver multitouch web apps

07/08/2010, 09:07 pm

SproutCore, the open source "Rich Internet Apps" framework Apple adopted and invested in to construct its online MobileMe suite of web apps and its iWork.com service, is taking on a larger life of its own as independent companies use it to deliver sophisticated multitouch web apps targeted at iPad and other HTML5-savvy tablets.

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Pornographers next to dump Flash for HTML5

06/28/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple is finding an unlikely ally in its efforts to support HTML5 in preference to Adobe Flash as the platform for dynamic web content: pornographers.

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Adobe ships Flash 10.1 to mobile device makers

06/22/2010, 02:06 pm

Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile, pitching it as "the first release that brings the full Web across desktops and devices."

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Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.

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Adobe releases Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

06/10/2010, 09:06 pm

Adobe has declared its 10.1 release of Flash Player a Golden Master and is now serving it as the default Flash Player download after more than six months of beta testing.

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Apple highlights interactive capabilities of HTML5

06/04/2010, 08:06 am

Apple this week posted a new section on its website, showing off the abilities of HTML5 in a standards based browser such as Safari, including interactive videos and photos.

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Time Warner, NBC Universal delay iPad support in preference to Flash

05/27/2010, 03:05 pm

Apple's negotiations with certain big media firms to support modern, iPad-compatible web standards for video distribution have reportedly run into resistance due to the expense and effort involved in converting their vast multimedia libraries from Adobe's Flash.

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Adobe-Apple war on Flash reminiscent of PostScript struggle

05/14/2010, 03:05 pm

Three years of mounting tensions between Apple and Adobe Systems over the availability of Flash on devices running the iPhone OS have exploded into a battle of scathing attacks in both directions. Adobe is now advertising its "love" for Apple, despite enumerating the company's sins that it hates.

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'We have never, ever abandoned Apple,' Adobe co-founder says

05/14/2010, 02:05 pm

Adobe has continued to push back against Apple's opposition to Flash, insisting that the Web format is open, and dismissing a suggestion from Steve Jobs that Adobe abandoned Apple.

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Adobe fires back at Apple with open letter, new ad campaign

05/13/2010, 09:05 am

Adobe on Thursday responded to Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" with an open letter of its own, and also began a new ad campaign in which the company says it "loves" Apple -- but dislikes "anybody taking away your freedom" to use the Web freely.

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Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia

05/07/2010, 06:05 pm

As Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight duke it out over their plugin-based, HTML-alternative web platforms, Apple is using Gianduia, its new a client-side, standards based framework for Rich Internet Apps, to create production quality online apps for its retail users.

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Scribd "scrapping Flash and betting the company on HTML5"

05/05/2010, 07:05 pm

Document sharing site Scribd, which allows users to upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and other documents on the web using Adobe's Flash Player, has announced that it will begin converting its file service to HTML5, starting tomorrow.

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Former labor secretary suggests FTC police banks rather than Apple

05/05/2010, 06:05 pm

Former secretary of labor Robert Reich, who served under Bill Clinton during the Microsoft monopoly trial, has published a high profile article castigating the Federal Trade Commissions' purported investigation of Apple.

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Adobe exec: Apple's fight against Flash is a 19th century tactic

05/05/2010, 02:05 pm

Kevin Lynch, Adobe's chief technology officer, compared the Web standards war between his company and Apple to the expansion of U.S. railroads in the 1800s, when different railways were incompatible with rival trains.

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WSJ: Federal antitrust probe about Apple's iAd service, too

05/04/2010, 08:05 am

In addition to changes to the iPhone developer agreement banning the use of third-party development tools, a potential inquiry from federal regulators into Apple has been prompted by iAd mobile advertising network, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Changes to Apple's developer agreement could spur antitrust inquiry

05/03/2010, 09:05 am

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are pursuing an antitrust inquiry over Apple's changes to its iPhone developer agreement, which banned the porting of Adobe Flash apps to the iPhone OS, according to the New York Post.

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Adobe to respond to Apple by giving employees Android phones with Flash

05/01/2010, 03:05 pm

Following Apple CEO Steve Jobs' public attack on Flash this week, Adobe is now reportedly planning to give its employees Android phones running Flash.

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Head of Microsoft's Internet Explorer says HTML5 is the 'future'

04/30/2010, 10:04 am

Following Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' comments this week predicting Adobe Flash will fall to open standards like HTML5, the general manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser agreed and said HTML5 is "the future of the Web."

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Adobe ships Creative Suite 5 with 64-bit support for Mac

04/30/2010, 10:04 am

Adobe on Friday announced that its anticipated Creative Suite 5 product family is now available for shipping or immediate download, with more than 250 new features and, for the first time ever, native 64-bit support for Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

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Adobe CEO dismisses Steve Jobs' comments on Flash as a 'smokescreen'

04/29/2010, 03:04 pm

Responding to a public letter issued Thursday by Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said he believes that any crashes of Flash in Mac OS X are not related to his software, but instead are the fault of "the Apple operating system."

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