Adobe today announced a major shift in its software strategy, stopping further development of its Creative Suite line of products, and focusing its efforts Creative Cloud instead. During the announcement, Adobe also unveiled two new hardware accessories — the “Project Mighty” stylus and the “Napoleon” digital ruler.
Yesterday, the announcement that Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch would be joining Apple as VP of Technologies took most of us in the Apple blogosphere by surprise.
It came as a surprise because Lynch was one of Adobe’s lead spokesperson when it came to defending Flash on mobile devices back when Apple took the controversial decision of not including it on the iPhone and then the iPad.
According to Bloomberg, Judge Lucy Koh (yes, of the Apple-Samsung case as well) has ordered Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Intel’s Paul Otellini, and other tech company execs to be deposed in a class-action lawsuit filed by tech company employees over “do not call” no poaching practices. This lawsuit, claims not only damage to employee’s potential salaries, but also for violating a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department over the practice.
Back in November last year, Adobe had announced that it would discontinue development of Flash on the mobile browser. The end for Flash at least on the mobile is just over a month away as Adobe has announced that it won’t support Flash on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that was unveiled earlier in the week.