Microsoft Sides with Jobs on Flash

Tue, May 4, 2010

Industry

As we reported last week, Steve Jobs has a rather aggressive stance regarding Adobe’s Flash platform and how it will not be allowed on the iPhone and iPad in the foreseeable future because of several reasons. Now, Apple’s rival Microsoft has joined their side of the argument.

Dean Hachamovitch of the Internet Explorer team stated: “Flash does have some issues, particularly around reliability, security and performance.” Along with that, he stated that Microsoft is backing the HTML5 standards for web video in the future and in Internet Explorer 9.

Microsoft did not completely shut out Adobe however, stating that they continually work with them to squash bugs in Flash.

This is a rare bond between Apple and Microsoft as they usually tend to disagree on just about everything. As for how this argument will play out, it’s difficult to tell but having the two largest technology companies backing the same cause is nothing to turn away at.

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