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Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's "blind spot" for Flash. It opened my eyes to the fact that Flash vs HTML5 is one of the most politically heated topics in the tech business. The first is that HTML5 vs Flash is not a winner take all battle (at least for many years). The third rail, as it were. It can’t.

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Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash

techcrunch.com

Either way, it caps off a five-year battle to win the mobile landscape — a war which for Adobe ended in defeat. The iPad Effect. TC appl

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More than 160 Israeli Companies Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013

VC Cafe

his week, 70,000 attendees will descend on Barcelona for the annual mobile techie Fiesta known as the Mobile World Congress.

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. ”  — Freewill, Rush.

Improving Mobile UX to Boost Conversions 24.5% [Case Study]

ConversionXL

One of the biggest areas of opportunity, for most companies at this point in time, is mobile optimization. Not so with the mobile page. So

SEO News: Google Gets Serious About Mobile Search

YoungUpstarts

On February 26, 2015, Google announced changes designed to “help users discover more mobile-friendly content.” Common Mobile SEO Mistakes.

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How To Choose Your Mobile Development Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There are really only three choices for optimizing your mobile development. And unlike mobile sites, apps may come with a price tag.

Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile

mobile.smashingmagazine.com

Mobile. Mobile. Mobile Design’s Wake-Up Call Preparing Websites For The Unexpected. Mobile devices shake old habits in two ways.

3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now

Duct Tape Marketing

The mobile rush is currently starting to heat up and, once again, I think most people are asking the wrong thing.

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How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions

ConversionXL

Mashable named 2013 “The Year of Responsive Design” But is responsive web design actually the answer to boosting mobile conversions?

Flash Valet Launches Mobile App

Austin Startup

Convenience for the customer and control for the business owner – this is what Flash Valet introduced today for the parking industry. If you live in Austin, you might have noticed your parking receipt, or the valet stand having the "Flash Valet" logo for the past several months. Continue reading → Mobile austin flash valet

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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How to Make Mobile eCommerce Convert: What???s Effective In Mobile Design Right Now

ConversionXL

This is the second of a two-part series on mobile conversion. This is one of the hottest areas in mobile commerce research today.

5 common mistakes to avoid in mobile commerce

The Next Web

Our current culture is riddled with mobile junkies addicted to their tablets and smartphones. Overcomplicating your mobile homepage.

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Why is Apple Building “Yahoo Directories for Mobile”?

Tony Wright dot com

Mark my words, Google will onebox mobile app results. Marketing Mobile Software Dev StartupsEnter: Apple. You can see the cracks forming.

Not Betting on Flash

SoCal CTO

On my eLearning blog, I recently predicted the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. The conversation around Flash is an important one for startups and CTOs. Someone said: "I am not sure I am ready to bet on the long slow death of Flash just yet." What does it mean to "place bets" on death of Flash? Short Adobe stock?

3 Most Important Mobile Marketing Channels

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Whether you have a mobile app or a mobile website, these channels can help your target audience find your mobile presence.

Ubiquitous Computing and the Misguided Frenzy About “Mobile”

Agile VC

think it’s worth dissecting the frenzy around “mobile”, both the enthusiasm and the skepticism. First the enthusiasm.

Are You Ready for the Post-Flash World?

Altgate

Flash for mobile is dead. Can Flash for desktops be far behind? Repost from [link]. Developer community of 3 million. By 2016, 2.1

HTML5 – A Wonder Drug

Venture Chronicles

In parallel it has denigrated Adobe’s Flash (albeit with some justice) as being insufficient for purpose while establishing a pro-HTML5 position as the ‘best’ way to move forwards. Uncategorized Amazon Android Apple Flash HTML5 iOS mobile Mobile Apps

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Perfecto – Clound based mobile app testing (Raised $90M). Tabtale – Children mobile applications (Raised $14M). Billion.

Israeli startup Wix Raises $40 Million, Wants to Become a Large Company in Israel

VC Cafe

Wix , the Israel-based flash website platform, has announced a D round of $40 million. million sites. The goal? Potentially an IPO in 2012.

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Create the Best Product

Feld Thoughts

News flash – most of them think about it very differently than I do. Up to that point I was using an HTC Dash running Windows Mobile 6.5.

Fab.com Sues Rival Flash Sales Site

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Fab, the online flash sales site for home furnishings, is suing rival San Francisco-based company TouchOfModern for copyright infringement.

Cyber Monday Soon to Be 'Mobile Monday'?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Close to 13% of purchases on Cyber Monday were mobile. “It’s perfect for mobile

How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us

thebarefootvc

In the 1970’s it was the personal computer; in the mid-1990’s, the commercial Internet. Why Is This Technology So Important? Finance. Over 2.5

Web and Mobile Revenue Models

Constantly Learning

Flash Sales: Gilt Groupe, Vente Privee. Peer-to-peer Mobile WiFi/Tethering - ex (??). Payment Gateways: Mobile -ex. Mobile. I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it.

Kiosked Announces Mobile App With Tekes Tempo

ArcticStartup

Their new mobile app created with help from Tekes Tempo is one example of the products that can be built off of their soon-too-be released API toolkit.

RWW Mobile Summit

Venture Chronicles

There was quite a bit of discussion about HTML5 and Flash and a consensus emerged that HTML5 had achieved a tipping point moment.

theatlantic: Flash and the PDF: Computing’s Last Great (and Now.

Mark Birch

theatlantic : Flash and the PDF: Computing’s Last Great (and Now Endangered) Monopolies. There are few near-monopolies left. Read more.

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Groupon Buys ideeli in a Sign of Retailers' Reliance on Mobile

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The daily deals company paid $43 million for ideeli, a flash-sale site known for its strong mobile presence.

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

High Contrast

VentureBeat published an analysis I did of Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash. Eight years ago I was involved with Flash. My Windows laptops have several Linux VMs on them. I use both Flash/Flex and HTML/CSS/AJAX. know a bit about cross-platform mobile development, security and advertising.

Google Maps Mobile

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Mobile Internet Apple Facebook ► 2009 (32) ► December (3) Startup Software Developers Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Be. Its works great. and Ph.D.

Skyfire Launches v1.0 of Mobile Browser « Lightspeed Venture.

Lightspeed

Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Skyfire Launches v1.0 of Mobile Browser May 28, 2009 Posted by jseid in mobile. There are more mobile phone users than PC users and the market is not close to saturation. for Windows Mobile and Symbian as well as their future plans to support Blackberry. Comments » 1.

The 7 Jaw-Dropping Stats That Will Radically Change Your Local Marketing

Mike Michalowicz

whopping 88 percent of consumers who search for a business on a mobile device, buy or visit that business within 24 hours. Most websites, especially those with flash, suck. Mobile coupons get three times the clicks and 10 times the redemption as traditional paper coupons. Consider this: Hungry? Restaurants with a 3.5 Use ‘em!

Twitter Link Roundup #243 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

Flash Mobs Have More to Teach About Managing Teams Than Any Textbook – crowdspring.co/1yOIIpD. Enjoy! Check out the video above and (my advice?)

8 Common & Costly Website Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mobile now accounts for 12% of global internet traffic and it's scaling faster than the desktop did. It has too much Flash.

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Open Android vs. Closed iPhone

Feld Thoughts

Before the iPhone, there was a different discussion and Windows Mobile (or whatever it was called) was regularly in the middle of it. Tags: AGILEAMY apple google mobile I just finished up spending the past two days at Google I/O. On one of the panels I participated in yesterday ( VCs Who Code ), the endless discussion about open (e.g.

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In Tech, You Never Miss Out

Mark Birch

When mobile becomes stale, maybe wearables or 3D printing or IoT will be the next wave. is dead; economic growth in the U.S.

7 Important Tips For Creating Mobile Friendly WordPress Sites

YoungUpstarts

Mobile websites are more than a passing fad.  Avoid Flash and Popups. Popups and Flash should both be avoided in a mobile environment.