Apple confirms Anobit flash memory company acquisition

Bloomberg Businessweek: Apple Inc. said it acquired Anobit Technologies Ltd., an Israeli company that makes a flash-memory drive part for the iPhone and iPad, confirming a press report from last month. The acquisition has been rumored since December, when Israeli … Continued

∞ Occupy Flash

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate … Continued

∞ Corporate necrophilia

Ina Fried: RIM, for its part, says it has licensed Adobe’s source code and plans to continue supporting Flash on the PlayBook. As Matt Alexander said to me today: “Dying companies working with dead products? It’s like corporate necrophilia.”

∞ On the demise of mobile Flash

Editor’s Note: Matt Alexander is the owner and editor of ONE37.net, a writer, a technology enthusiast, and a contributing writer for The Loop. Mobile Flash is, and always has been, pointless. Regardless of platform, Mobile Flash absorbs battery life, heats … Continued

∞ Adobe: We have 'no bias between HTML5 and Flash'

Adobe and Apple’s public battles over HTML5 and Flash have quieted down recently, as Adobe rolls out new tools to work with Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

In announcing Creative Suite 5.5, and more specifically the new HTML5 features found in Dreamweaver, Adobe made it clear that it was all about the content.

Adobe said the new HTML5 tools were implemented “to help customers meet Adobe’s commitment to content. Adobe has no bias between HTML 5 and Flash,” Dave Burkett, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Creative Suite Design and Web Segments, told The Loop.

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∞ Firefox VP sees HTML5 as answer to Flash

Mozilla VP of products Jay Sullivan calls HTML5 “the longer-term answer” to problems caused by Adobe Flash. “With Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, and Chrome, to the extent that we provide functionality in enough browsers, then the developers will switch … Continued