Business Development within Mobile Systems

Dominique Jodoin

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Does it seem like everyone is ganging up on Adobe these days? Apple and Microsoft have made some bold moves lately in an attempt to prevent Adobe's Flash technology from transferring the same dominance it has on the PC onto mobile devices. At the recent Mobile World Congress exhibition Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced that the new Windows Phone operating system would not support Flash "out of the gate" and gave no indication on when Flash support might be available. Apple took the battle further when they nestled a controversial passage into their new iPhone SDK that effectively bans any Adobe Flash application from the company's flagship device. This move certainly caught Adobe by surprise and has angered millions of Flash developers throughout the world. To add fuel to the fire, Steve Jobs, when asked why the new iPad doesn't support Flash, said "We don't spe... (more)