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Jobs: Adobe Should Wise Up & Shut Up

Thought Steve Jobs would eventually apologize to Adobe for not allowing its Flash media player in iPhones, iPods or iPads? Then you don't know Steve. "Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content," the Apple CEO writes in a new and inciting blog post. "New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ... Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind."

"Oh, snap," writes The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog. According to Digits, Apple observers cite Adobe's decision back in the 90s to focus on building its products for Microsoft's operating system -- "when Apple was having trouble" -- as the impetus behind Jobs' coldness.

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