Flash

  • Chrome For Windows Gets A Stronger Flash Sandbox, Promises 20% Fewer Flash Crashes

    Chrome For Windows Gets A Stronger Flash Sandbox, Promises 20% Fewer Flash Crashes

    Flash doesn’t get a lot of love these days, but it’s still ubiquitous on the web. To make displaying Flash content safer for its users, Google just announced that it is now putting the Flash Player plug-in it ships with Chrome for Windows (including the aging Windows XP) inside a new and enhanced sandbox “that’s as strong as Chrome’s native sandbox, and… Read More

  • Tintri Raises $25 Million For Storage Designed To Improve Virtual Machine Environments

    Tintri Raises $25 Million For Storage Designed To Improve Virtual Machine Environments

    Tintri has raised a new $25 million round of funding for its storage appliances designed for virtual environments. The round was led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Tintri has now raised more than $60 million since its launch in March of last year. Read More

  • SublimeVideo’s Cloud-Based HTML5 Player Goes Freemium

    SublimeVideo’s Cloud-Based HTML5 Player Goes Freemium

    Jilion, the makers of the cloud-based HTML5 video player SublimeVideo, are today making the product more accessible through the introduction of a freemium offering. When the service launched earlier this spring, commercial plans were available, starting at the relatively affordable rate of under $10 per month. But when it comes to user adoption, nothing beats “free.” Read More

  • Ice Cream Sandwich Will Get Flash Support By The End Of The Year

    Ice Cream Sandwich Will Get Flash Support By The End Of The Year

    It seemed, for a time, that the book on mobile Flash as we knew it was closed. Adobe announced just a few weeks ago that development for mobile Flash would cease, and their efforts and resources would soon be focused elsewhere. As it turns out, Adobe has one last project up their sleeves before they bid mobile Flash adieu: an update that includes support for Ice Cream Sandwich. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Amazon's Kindle Fire

    Gillmor Gang 11.15.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took advantage of the early rays of the new rising sun to record. It must have been fun to watch the caffeine kick in, but the show was half over before I arrived. I’d been up late mourning the death of Flash, which finally received an auto-update from reality it couldn’t refuse. Next for… Read More

  • Why Mobile Flash Died: An Adobe Employee Speaks Out

    Why Mobile Flash Died: An Adobe Employee Speaks Out

    Adobe’s mobile Flash efforts have recently gone the way of the western black rhino, and Principal Product Manager Mike Chambers isn’t too pleased with how the Adobe chose to broke the news. In fact, he feels so strongly about it that he’s offered up his own clarifications on the matter. “Our goal was to be very clear about WHAT we were doing, but in doing so, we… Read More

  • Why Adobe Failed and Where Startups Can Swoop In

    Why Adobe Failed and Where Startups Can Swoop In

    Adobe has discontinued development of Flash-Player plugin for mobile browsers. This is a very important moment in the history of the mobile internet. Since 1997, Flash Player has been an important part of the web. From flash games, to streaming video, to sound, and sockets, many of the most important and central components of the online web experience have leveraged Flash-Player… Read More

  • A Humbled Adobe Sees Beyond The Browser

    A Humbled Adobe Sees Beyond The Browser

    I can’t help chortling a little in Schadenfreude at Adobe’s expected announcement that it is abandoning Flash for mobile devices. For most of the past two years, the anti-iPad contingent has cited flash incompatibility as the primary reason they weren’t going to give Apple their money yet the devices they did back – the Xoom, the Notion Ink Adam, the Playbook, and the… Read More

  • Steve’s Last Laugh: Adobe Killing Off Flash For Mobile Devices

    Steve’s Last Laugh: Adobe Killing Off Flash For Mobile Devices

    The year was 2008. I was at an event focused on mobile, sitting in on a roundtable discussion with several folks from key companies in the industry. One gentleman was from Adobe. The iPhone had launched the previous year, famously without any support for Flash. A lot of folks were up in arms about this — including several at this table. The guy from Adobe assured everyone: mobile Flash… Read More

  • Adobe Gives Up On Apple, Works Around iOS’ Flash Video Limitations

    Adobe Gives Up On Apple, Works Around iOS’ Flash Video Limitations

    Ardent iOS supporters have been clamoring for true Flash support for years, and with the announcement of their new version of Flash Media Server, Adobe completely fails to deliver. Instead, they’ve managed to update their media server with a way to get streaming Flash video running on Apple’s myriad iOS devices. Read More

  • Google Abandons “Maps API For Flash”

    Google Abandons “Maps API For Flash”

    In more news of Flash’s impending decline, Google is announcing that it’s “deprecating” the Google Maps API (application programming interface) for Flash. This API previously allowed developers to add Google Maps functionality within their Flash-based applications. However, as of today, use of the API is limited, says Google, with only a small number of applications… Read More

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