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
In today's Adobe Systems Q2 earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that Adobe is seeing "tremendous adoption" of Flash across not just PCs, but all kinds of devices. Narayen stated that Adobe has ported Flash Player 10 to multiple smartphone platforms, including Google's Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm WebOS. A beta release of … Continue reading Adobe Flash Player 10 Ported to Most Smartphones — Except the iPhone
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
In advance of its tenth anniversary as a company, Google this week launched a beta version of its first Web browser, Chrome -- a move widely perceived as an assault on Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser. But Google's motivation for developing its own browser may be more a response to cross-browser runtime platforms like Flash … Continue reading Google’s Chrome and RIAs: A Response to Flash and Silverlight?
The New York Times web site posted a Reuters article titled "Olympics Set The Stage For Emerging Web Tech Fight" about how Microsoft's Silverlight is competing with Adobe's Flash to become a major platform for both Web video and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). As the article characterizes it, "Microsoft's Silverlight technology and rival Adobe's Flash … Continue reading Reuters and the New York Times on RIAs
Adobe Systems yesterday announced Acrobat 9 and the beta of the company's Acrobat.com hosted document services. Adobe's Ryan Stewart has good coverage on his ZDNet Universal Desktop column and his Digital Backcountry blog. ReadWriteWeb does its usual excellent job of covering the details. You'd do much better reading these blog posts than the venerable Wall … Continue reading Flash and PDF in Acrobat 9 (and Clarifying the Wall Street Journal)
At the MIX08 conference in Las Vegas I spoke with Microsoft corporate vice president Scott Guthrie about the launch of the beta of Silverlight 2 and what it means for Microsoft's foray into the arena of rich Internet applications. Guthrie talked about Silverlight's revenue model, Microsoft's commitment to cross-platform (and cross-device) development for Silverlight, and … Continue reading Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and RIAs