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Adobe, Microsoft Spar Over Flash, Silverlight, HTML5
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 08 March 2010 19:09

From Information Week



Adobe and Microsoft execs debate the merits of Flash and Silverlight, the looming threat of HTML5, and the battle for mobile dominance


Almost three years ago, Microsoft came out with Silverlight 1.0. While Adobe may have been sanguine at the time, Microsoft has pushed Silverlight relentlessly, successfully, and with almost nary a mark on Adobe's hegemony, indicating perhaps that there was always room for both. Now, on the metaphorical eve of HTML5, we got Adobe and Microsoft to come debate us and each other, and to talk about the next battlefield: Mobile.



I will frame the debate and a few highlights below, but you can download the audio of The Fritz & David Show, or click the little play button in this sentence. The podcast player should appear as a pull-out tab near the lower left hand side of your browser's window. The Podcast includes, as always, Techweb's Chief Content officer, David Berlind and me, but also Dr. Dobbs Editor-in-Chief Jon Erickson, Microsoft's Director of Developer Platform Marketing, Brian Goldfarb and Adobe's Director of Technology Strategy, Anup Murarka.

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I'd like to personally thank both Goldfarb and Murarka, along with the PR folks representing Microsoft and Adobe-- getting on a podcast together, going toe-to-toe is always a risky proposition-- and both companies were immediately game to do it. David and I found that particularly refreshing. [More...] [Comments...]

 

 

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