The beginning of the end for Adobe’s Flash

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CNN Wire

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Adobe is abandoning its Flash software for mobile devices. Don’t panic: For consumers, this is a good move.

Adobe is moving away from its 15-year-old technology to instead embrace a universal standard for displaying rich media on the Web. Shifting to HTML5 — the new, broadly accepted Web standard — is a bold move for Adobe. Many smartphone and tablet owners, particularly those with iPhones and iPads, have not been able to view media coded for Flash on their mobile devices.

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