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The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash

May 03, 2010, 23:34 (4 Talkback[s])
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"There has been some ... interesting news from the tech sector this week.

"Firstly, the Apple vs. Adobe vendetta gets even nastier, with a public letter from Steve Jobs explaining why Adobe's Flash multimedia format will not ever be allowed into the garden of pure ideology that is the iPhone/iPad fork of OSX.

"Secondly, Hewlett-Packard are buying Palm, apparently for Palm's WebOS â€" with rumours of plans to deploy a range of WebOS tablets to rival the iPad â€" at the same time, they're killing their forthcoming Windows 7 slate, just as Microsoft are killing the Courier tablet project.

"Finally, gizmodo (not, perhaps, an unbiased source in this regard given current events) have a fun essay discussing Apple's Worldwide Loyalty Team, the internal unit tasked with hunting down and stopping leaks."

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