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Adobe chases the viral ghost with Flash Platform Services

Adobe's Flash product may be one of the most widely used platforms for creating content on the web, but web content today is only as good as the number of people who see it. To help encourage the act of sharing, Adobe announced Monday a new product called Flash Platform Services for Distribution.

Adobe says the online distribution service allows developers to make their applications compatible with most social networks and mobile operating systems, and will make content more easily shareable by users.

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Is Adobe's $1.8bn acquisition of Omniture setting up a big e-commerce play?

If M&A activity is a good indicator of the health of the economy, there's hope for a recovery, at least in tech. Newsworthy acquisitions are becoming more frequent and yesterday saw a billion-dollar deal with Adobe's announcement that it is purchasing business optimization software provider Omniture.

The deal, which is valued at $1.8bn, was hailed by Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen as "a game changer for both Adobe and our customers". And it better be, as Adobe's offer of $21.50 per share for Omniture stock represents a 24% premium to Omniture's closing price on Tuesday.

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10 really cool Flash websites

In its illustrious history, Flash has gone from super cool to overused to sophisticatedly stylish.

Here are 10 stunning websites that demonstrate how Flash is being used effectively today.

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What will HTML 5 mean for Flash?

Little more than a decade ago, you were hot stuff if you called yourself an "HTML programmer". HTML as a markup language is great at what it was designed to do but today's web is about rich internet applications.

RIA technologies such as Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX do what HTML can't. But HTML 5 could change that and lately, this has some asking the question: could HTML 5 make RIA technologies like Flash obsolete?

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Adobe's BrowserLab is every web designer's dream come true

Internet technology seems to advance at warp speed but if you're a web designer, the process of testing a website for cross-browser compatibility hasn't improved much since the days when knowledge of Microsoft FrontPage made someone a 'web designer'.

But a new service from Adobe looks set to change that.

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Unemployed? Learn to Flex your skills on Adobe's dime

If you're an unemployed developer looking to build up your skill set while you sit on the sidelines, Adobe has a deal for you.

If you can vouch for your unemployment, it's offering up a $699 software application absolutely free.

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Serious security vulnerability hits Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 and earlier

Adobe Acrobat Reader is as close to ubiquitous as it comes. Most new Windows-based computers come with installed and many websites offer up documents in PDF format.

That makes Acrobat Reader a juicy target for hackers and a critical vulnerability has been discovered in Acrobat Reader versions 9 and earlier that could expose users to serious risk.

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