Apple May Face Inquiry Over Flash Compiler Ban
May 3, 2010, 10:01 AM by Philip Berne
The New York Post is reporting that the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are in negotiations to determine which agency will begin an antitrust inquiry into Apple's ban on Adobe's Flash compiler for iPhone OS apps. An inquiry determines whether a full antitrust investigation is necessary. Citing unnamed sources, the Post says that regulators are days away from an inquiry decision. Steve Jobs personally defended Apple's new policy in an essay posted on Apple.com's HotNews section.
Adobe to Retire Flash In 2020
Adobe today said it will stop updating and distributing the Flash player in 2020. The web plugin is widely used across the web to power experiences such as video and gaming.
Sen. Al Franken Wants Apple Music Antitrust Probe
Senator Al Franken believes Apple may be violating antitrust laws with its Apple Music service and has asked the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to look into the company's practices.
Apple Music Gets the Attention of Antitrust Regulators
New York and Connecticut want to be sure Apple Music, the new streaming service announced by Apple this week, doesn't violate antitrust rules. Universal Music Group, responding to requests from the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut, said it is not colluding with Apple nor its rivals to impede competition in the music streaming market.
Apple Won't Be Forced to Hack iPhone In Drug Case
A federal judge sided with Apple in a case involving a locked iPhone in New York City today. The Justice Department sought to use the 1789 All Writs Act to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone so the agency could more fully investigate a suspect in a drug case.
Adobe's only hope
Even if Android got its act together and became something resembling a unified platform, the entire advantage of Flash (write once publish everywhere) is gone. Also, the more Android integrates Flash, the less open it becomes.
Apple is singlehandedly killing Adobe's platform business. I think this is well deserved by Adobe.
Enjoy your party of one.
Flash seems to be alive and well on Android & Win7 Mobile.
You've got to be kidding me...
I say let Apple dictate to their customers what they will need to wait for rather than allow them to ...
Sorry, just... screw Apple.
But still... screw Apple.
1 government agency is doing too much, and the other..
when is SEC going to remove the discriminate 25,000$ day-trader rule?
if you have 25,000$ in your stock account, you are allow to daytrade (take profits) as many times as you wish!
but if you poor and dont have 25,000$, you only allow to daytrade 3 times in 5 days period!
that is like going to casino, if you bet 100$ per game, you can leave the table anytime!
but if you poor and bet 10$ a game, you not allow to leave the table until you played 8 hours??