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More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that tra...
Apple polished its reputation as a contrarian Tuesday when the news broke because of an SEC filing that it had hired Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch to be VP of technology and reportedly coordinate its hardware and software teams. Adobe confirmed his departure effective Friday, March 22. He ...
In the past I have had Photoshop loaded on my computer, but I rarely used it unless it was to use the autocorrection features. Each year I have a ton of vacation pictures to clean up every year and since I am a programmer I have the occasional need to create graphics. 85% of the time I...
I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I do both. Disclaimer 2. I don’t care about game programming. I work f...
In our company it became a tradition to run an annual symposium on software development in New York City. This is a technical event with zero marketing, where our engineers are given an opportunity to share their experience gained while develping real-world applications. 
Blackberry 10 OS is unveiled this week at Blackberry World. In many ways Blackberry 10 is probably the last chance for Blackberry to gain back the market share and be a formidable competition to other Smartphones. If the announcements at the conference are any indication, Blackbe...
Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 Monday, the latest version of its flagship software kit for designers and web developers, and made it subscription-based, part of the company’s Creative Cloud. Pricing starts at $50 a month for a year’s commitment or $75 a month with no contract. Exist...
I am on my favorite soapbox - "standards" - standards around form filling. Generally speaking, no discussion of standards could be complete without an assessment of the state of play of the not so humble Adobe Portable Document Format or as most of us know it, PDF. I debated the merits...
The world has changed dramatically for organizations that use web-enabled business applications in enterprise environments. The complexities of modern applications, which include multi-tiered, globally distributed architectures, SOA and a host of other new technologies, have forced maj...
After casting a pall on the future of Flash by canceling any further development of Flash on mobile devices last week, Adobe has abandoned its Flash-based Flex application SDK to the tender mercies of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), reinforcing the idea that Flash is ultimately t...
This morning ZD Net published an article stating the Adobe will cease development of Flash Player on Mobile in favor of packaging mobile applications in Adobe AIR. The Flash Player haters quickly picked up this news and to draw attention to their blogs/tabloids started to cash on St...
In the fashion of the times Adobe is building a cloud and in the fashion of Adobe it’s called the Creative Cloud. Adobe calls it a major “transformative” new initiative. It’s meant to sell classic Adobe desktop and newfangled tablet applications. Adobe’s got a half-dozen cross-plat...
On Monday Adobe said that it had acquired EchoSign, a start-up in the electronic signatures business. Price wasn’t disclosed but the outfit had raised at least $8.5 million from the venture capitalists. Adobe said it was going to move the e-sign widgetry into its online document exch...
AIR has joined Adobe Reader in the dustbin of Adobe products on Linux. According to figures gathered by Netmarketshare that Adobe uses to justify its decision to terminate AIR on desktop Linux, desktop Linux accounts for less than 1% of the market. More important – from Adobe’s poi...
Adobe quietly stopped supporting the thinly used Linux desktop last June, a development noticed by only a few like a smarting IBM, which reportedly has – or at least had – 16,000 Linux desktops inside. In the next couple of months Adobe is supposed to stop supporting AIR for Linux even...
After taking heavy fire from Steve Jobs over Flash, Adobe Tuesday ran up a white flag and produced a so-called experimental Flash Professional-to-HTML 5 automatic conversion tool called Wallaby so Flash files can run on Apple’s otherwise forbidden iPad and iPhone. It will work initia...
During the MAX 2010 conference, it was clear that Adobe was shifting its focus from Flash Player to HTML producing tools. At that conference, the announcement about the acquisition of Day Software was made without much fanfare. Oh well, it’s just another Content Management System (CMS)...
This week, stalwart packaged applications software vendor Adobe announced the availability of its Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. It’s a move that should be good for both companies but one that also raises a few questions.
Adobe Systems has announced a strategic agreement with Deloitte Consulting to create and deploy a new generation of applications designed to extend the power, reach and impact of enterprise systems for improved customer experience. “We are transforming user engagement with enterprise ...
Adobe is opening a data center in a colocation facility outside of London that will serve its Omniture Business Unit customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s supposed to provide faster data processing, improved application usability and performance and expanded localized...
Solid Documents, a developer of document reconstruction and archiving software, announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated (Adobe) has licensed the Solid Framework SDK for Adobe Acrobat X. Adobe Acrobat X takes advantage of Solid Documents' PDF to Word and Excel conversion capabilities,...
At its annual MAX conference on Monday, Adobe Systems Incorporated will showcase technology innovation that enables designers, developers and content owners to fully embrace today’s multiscreen revolution across PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. In the keynote address, Adobe Chief Tec...
Adobe on Monday announced Adobe AIR 2.5 software for televisions, tablets, smartphones and desktop operating systems. A key element of the Adobe Flash® Platform, AIR enables developers to leverage existing code to create and deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms....
Adobe on Monday announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, providing publishers a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology to create, publish, optimize and sell digital content direct to consumers, through content retailers or leading mobile marketplaces. Built on the fo...
Hybrid Flash multicasting is the second and decisive wave of innovation that will enable enterprises to stream video without overtaxing their network infrastructures. It eliminates the usual tradeoffs between video consumption and network investment, regardless of increased video traff...
Adobe had an interesting afternoon Thursday. That’s when the New York Times came out and blogged that it knew from employees and consultants who were involved or simply knew that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Shantanu Narayen, the CEO of Flash-wielding, Apple-banned Adobe, met re...
Adobe said Wednesday that’s it’s not going to put any more money into developing the Linux version of Flash Builder, once called Flex Builder, because there’s no money in it. The move could be a harbinger of other companies re-evaluating their Linux investments given the still nasty ...
Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Intuit and Pixar were reportedly close to settling with the Justice late Thursday night over charges they colluded to hold down wages by not poaching each others’ people, the Wall Street Journal said. There are apparently other companies involved and the pa...
Intel’s Apple-aping AppUp store for laptops and Atom-based netbooks is now out of beta and functioning. Along with free apps it’s got “try before you buy” packages. The widgetry includes Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight applications. AppUp customers can use Adobe's beta applicat...
Adobe now has a Creative and Interactive Solutions business unit headed by David Wadhwani, who ran its Platform business so the company can take a more integrated approach, and “deliver faster on our vision of multi-screen publishing and drive innovation and support for both Flash and ...
Swiss-based web content management (WCM) house Day Software Holding AG got bought Wednesday by Adobe for roughly $240 million (255 million Swiss francs). Adobe is now going to tender for its outstanding stock offering $131.53 a share cash (139 Swiss francs), a 59% premium compared to...
Adobe Systems Incorporated and Day Software Holding AG announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to launch a public tender offer to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of Day Software for CHF139 per share in cash in a transaction valu...
Move Networks, a once-promising adaptive bit-rate video streaming house whose pricey plug-in-based technology was used at least briefly by Fox.com and ABC.com, has hit the wall running taking over $90 million in investments from Microsoft and Cisco, Hummer Winblad, Comcast, Benchmark C...
There are three main types of testing of any application: Unit testing, where you test small pieces of functionality; Functional and user-acceptance testing where developers, QA engineers and the end user can ensure that the application does what it’s expected to do; and Load (or stres...
Google said Tuesday that it means to buy Norway's publicly traded VoIP codec house Global IP Solutions Holding AB (GIPS) for $68.2 million cash, a move that could put it in contention with Skype not to mention the telecom companies that are selling its phones. The deal, which repres...
As a diversion from its high-profile “who-knows-where-it-will-end” dogfight with Gizmodo over an errant iPhone prototype, Apple has posted a longish open letter on its web site over the signature of its CEO Steve Jobs reiterating all the reasons why Apple has no use for Adobe’s Flash t...
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 product family, the highly-anticipated release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. With more than 250 new product feature...
As a diversion from its high-profile “who-knows-where-it-will-end” dogfight with Gizmodo over an errant iPhone prototype, Apple has posted a longish open letter on its web site over the signature of its CEO Steve Jobs reiterating all the reasons why Apple has no use for Adobe’s Flash t...
Adobe introduced its Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Monday, the thing on which nearly 60% of its revenues depends, the thing that’s got to sell better than recession-tossed CS4 did, in the middle of a hailstorm that drew more attention to it than it normally would have gotten. Last Thursday ...
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 exhibitio...