Adobe CEO Responds To Steve Jobs’ Thoughts On Flash

News | Saturday May 1 2010 7:08 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

So what does Adobe think of Steve Jobs' opinion? In an interview to the
, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has reiterated his earlier stand that Apple 's decision to not allow Flash on the iPhone OS is more of a business decision than a technology one. He further questions Jobs' assertions that Flash is a dying technology.
” that Apple has chosen to call Flash a closed platform. He cited the release of the latest Creative Suite software as an example where Adobe was ”
” to develop a technology that worked on multiple devices.
, Narayen dismissed Steve Jobs' statements and instead called upon his accusations as ”
” that distracted observers from the actual business motive behind Apple 's decision to ban Flash. Pointing out that several
today were built with Adobe's technology, Narayen emphasized on the relevance of Flash on the mobile medium. He further took note of Apple 's
On being asked about Steve Jobs' observations that Adobe was the number one cause of Mac crashes, Narayen defended his company claiming that such observations have only come from Apple , which could effectively mean that the issues may have something ”
Narayen further dismissed claims that Flash was a battery hog and said these statements were “patently false”. Blaming Apple for the ”
“, Narayen said Apple 's policies made it difficult for Adobe to work together with Apple to be able to innovate and solve the pertinent issues.
Narayen explained that Adobe's policies are rooted in the belief that it is best for businesses to create one set of applications that can work across multiple platforms. This, he said, does not benefit Apple 's strategy to lock customers down to their ecosystem. Noting that the
“, Narayen said he was excited about innovation that was waiting to happen in the tablet space. He also revealed Adobe's partnership with several companies in the launch of tablet PCs.
In conclusion, Shantanu Narayen said that he would ultimately let customers decide and hoped that multi-platform technologies would ”
“. You can watch the entire conversation between Shantanu Narayen and Alan Murray from WSJ in the video below.
Let us know your views on this long drawn battle.

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