Adobe to Apple: Let the Games Begin

Tuesday during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen took a slight jab at Apple even after previously stating that he's tired of the debate over Apple barring Flash from its products.

"Anyone who wants to design for a multi-platform world is our customer," Narayen said during the summit. "Apple would like to keep it closed and proprietary. Well, let the games begin."

But he also pointed out that the media (cough) doesn't want to let the Apple/Adobe debate go. He's right to some degree--the debate is interesting in that the outcome could ultimately shape the way we consume future multimedia on the Internet. Will HTML5 dominate Web animation or will Flash continue to be the main tool?

"It's all about how you control content on the Web," Narayen said, minimizing the controversy surrounding Apple's current lean to HTML5. "Apple has their view."

He also dismissed the Flash vs. HTML5 debate, saying that Adobe is all about creating the best tools [for both]. "It's really described in a narrow way [in the media]."

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  • If Steve Jobs had his way, he'd control the Universe and everything in it.
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  • I could not care less about apple and adobe's petty bickering, Just want to live in a world were i don't require either of them.
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  • apple control the iOS eco-system, adobe control the flash eco-system, it will be interesting to see which "closed system" wins... because make no mistake, flash is also a closed system under the control of one company... people tend to overlook that...

    In the ideal world, HTML5 should be the ultimate winner, but really adobe may say nice things about developing tools to create html5, but secretly they want people to keep with flash... apple may say nice things about html5 too, but really they want you to write an app instead with their SDK... so they are no better than each other when it comes to open standards....

    unfortunately for the end user, it appears one of them is going to be the end winner....!
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  • If Steve Jobs had his way, he'd control the Universe and everything in it.
    14
  • I'm just really tired of Flash running like crap in Windows Me!
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  • apple control the iOS eco-system, adobe control the flash eco-system, it will be interesting to see which "closed system" wins... because make no mistake, flash is also a closed system under the control of one company... people tend to overlook that...

    In the ideal world, HTML5 should be the ultimate winner, but really adobe may say nice things about developing tools to create html5, but secretly they want people to keep with flash... apple may say nice things about html5 too, but really they want you to write an app instead with their SDK... so they are no better than each other when it comes to open standards....

    unfortunately for the end user, it appears one of them is going to be the end winner....!
    10