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Sources: Google, Adobe Getting Friendlier

  • ZDNet, Monday, March 29, 2010 2:25 PM

Google now plans to bundle its Chrome browser and OS with Adobe's Flash, sources tell ZDNet's Between The Lines. The development, expected to be announced on Tuesday, "is an interesting wrinkle ahead of the launch of Apple's iPad, which famously doesn't include Flash," the blog notes.

"If Google is bundling Chrome and Flash in a deeper partnership it could indicate that the two parties are drawing a line in the sand against Apple." Chrome already works with Flash, but the new partnership could include future versions of the Chrome browser, or may focus on Google's Chrome operating system. "We are committed to bringing Flash to any platform on which there is a screen, and it has nothing to do with technology," Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said during an earnings call last week regarding the company's cold relations with Apple. "It's an Apple issue and I think you'll have to check with them on that."

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