Adobe vs. Apple

Posted by on April 11th, 2010
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Adobe: Go Screw Yourself Apple

from TechCrunch by Jason Kincaid

Yesterday, Apple made a change to its iPhone SDK developer agreement that has left many developers furious: it banned ?applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer?.
While many other tools may be affect, the most visible target of the move is Adobe. One of the flagship features of the new version of Flash ? which launches in three days ? is that it allows developers to port Flash applications to the iPhone, but it?s likely banned under this new policy. Millions of dollars in development and months of marketing later, it?s now effectively useless. It?s a vicious move on Apple?s part, and up until now Adobe?s only response has been a statement that they were looking into the matter. Minutes ago, Adobe Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow posted his reaction: Go Screw Yourself Apple.

Apple Vs Adobe: Steve Jobs Responds

from Mashable! by Pete Cashmore

Steve Jobs has weighed in on Apple?s new rule that iPhone and iPad applications must be ?originally written? in C/C++/Objective-C ? a mandate that?s being seen as another sleight against Adobe Flash. The response comes after an Adobe employee wrote a post telling Apple to ?go screw yourself?.

Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an “Intellectual Property address”

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

UK ISP TalkTalk will not obey Digital Economy Bill disconnection orders

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Now that the Digital Economy Bill has passed — without full debate, despite widespread public outrage — the stage is set for big corporate copyright holders to begin sending ISPs ordering them to disconnect customers who are believed to infringe copyright. ISPs are expected to cave and shut off entire families from their lifeline to the digital society on the say-so of these entertainment industry bullies.

A guide to the recently passed Digital Economy Bill

by openDemocracy

The Digital Economy Bill survived the wash up with Tory support and has now been passed. The low turnout at the second reading (6 April; the day the election date was set) and consideration of amendments (7 April) has received heavy criticism. Below is a selection of coverage of and responses to the passing of the Bill, enjoy!

Read the entire bill on parliament’s website

Majority of Twitter Accounts Are Outside the U.S. [STATS]

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

Will the iPad change book publicity?

from Bloggasm by Simon

It almost always follows the obligatory question and answer session. The MC of whatever venue that is hosting a published author makes his way to the podium and announces that said author will be signing books in the lobby, the perfect segue to transform an inspired audience into inspired book buyers. It?s not uncommon for book publicists to send authors on signing tours, plane hopping to various locales where the author, if he?s particularly lucky, will have a liaison escort him to a Barnes and Noble where, if he?s even luckier, a large audience of fans will congregate, waiting to purchase books for him to sign.

Glaser & Son Review the iPad

from MediaShift

The conundrum with the iPad is that it’s exciting to consider a sleek new form factor for getting news, movies, TV shows, games and web browsing — but it’s less exciting to be first in line to pay the most for the least. We all know the first version of a technology product costs the most and is missing the most features. So I considered myself lucky to get to play with an iPad on loan before delivering it to someone in Europe (where the iPad isn’t available yet). I get to test drive it, but don’t have to pay.

iPad: reactions, reviews, and how newspaper apps are doing

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

It was back in January that Steve Jobs took the stage at a San Francisco event and told hundreds of excited Apple enthusiasts to hold the Internet in their hands.

After a three-month wait, on April 3rd, Apple fans were finally able to not only hold the Internet, but also the future of computing in their hands.

Using site speed in web search ranking

from Google Webmaster Central Blog by Maile Ohye

Webmaster Level: All

You may have heard that here at Google we’re obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we’re including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed. Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests.

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