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Adobe is jumping the gun on HTML5

Last week, Adobe announced that it is abandoning Flash for mobiles and Flash for televisions.

It was a significant announcement that raised a lot of eyebrows, and led
some to question whether the end of Flash is near. One of Apple’s
biggest fanboys even went so far as to declare the company’s retreat
from mobile Steve Jobs’ last triumph.

Just as companies abandon Flash, Adobe turns to HTML5

HTML5 is coming, and a growing number of companies are trying to kick
the Flash habit, even if on a limited basis. The latest: popular online
document sharing service Scribd.

According to the startup’s CTO, “We are scrapping three years of Flash
development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5
is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash.