The announcements at Adobe's MAX 2009 conference earlier this month have reignited the conversation about Flash on the iPhone -- whether it will ever happen and, if not, why not. At the conference, Adobe announced plans to bring Flash 10 to all the major mobile platforms -- except the iPhone. In order to have some … Continue reading Is the iPhone the Next Windows or the Next Mac?
The keynote addresses at Adobe Systems' MAX developer's conference this past week in Los Angeles contained the usual spate of product intros and partner announcements, including Adobe's plans to bring the Flash Player to most of the major smartphone platforms -- RIM, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Google's Android, and Palm's webOS. Apple's iPhone was, of course, … Continue reading Adobe’s New ‘In Your Face’ Attitude
How likely is it that we will see Adobe's Flash running on Apple's iPhone? Like the blind men touching different parts of the elephant and perceiving the creature variously as a snake, a rope, a spear, and a tree trunk, the answer to the question may depend on the source of your information. Consider the … Continue reading Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories
The news that Steve Jobs has given his last Macworld keynote presentation has renewed speculation about the state of his health and has once again raised the issue of Apple's succession plan (or lack thereof). It has also prompted a number of commentators to reflect on Mr. Jobs' colorful history. I've had three opportunities to … Continue reading Encounters with Steve
As I've discussed several times recently, despite all the earlier gloomy predictions of the declining value of content, recent moves by major media companies including Sony and Time Warner indicate a belief in the value of entertainment content -- music, movies, and (maybe even) online entertainment. This is, I have argued, particularly the case when … Continue reading The Content Chatter Continues. Next Up: Apple?
Sony CEO Howard Stringer this past Thursday announced the company's plans to make video download services available through all of its major products over the next three years, including Sony televisions, computers, video game consoles, and music players. (See coverage in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.) Just one day after Knowledge@Wharton … Continue reading Digital Convergence: Will Sony Get it Right This Time?
There were a number of interesting announcements at this morning's MacWorld keynote presentation by Steve Jobs including software enhancements to the iPhone and iTouch, and a very thin Mac notebook computer. Also noteworthy are the newly announced movie features of iTunes and Apple TV. Apple's iTunes Movie Rentals will include the option to view both … Continue reading The Amazing Steve Show