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

Late Thursday, an extraordinary thing happened: Adobe announced in a blog post that it would not provide Flash Player support for devices running Android 4.1 , and that it would pull the plugin from the Google Play store on August 15. The Flash Issue Isn’t Just About Mobile.

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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. Among the 1500 exhibitors, more than 10% are from Israel, the third largest contingent of any country at the show. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. Over 45% of Yelp’s* searches begin on mobile. For Zillow*, 50% of home views are now on mobile. Consumers clearly dislike deeply nested features on mobile phones.

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). But for video, gaming, and other "immersive" applications, we'll see developers sticking with Flash for a long time.

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


One of the biggest areas of opportunity, for most companies at this point in time, is mobile optimization. How is it different and how can you improve the mobile user experience? People use mobile differently than they do desktop, and they have different needs and wants.

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

VC Cafe

The Mobile World Congress , possibly the largest International technology conference and definitely the most important mobile conference of the year is taking place in Barcelona this February 14-17. Flash Networks. IXI Mobile. -

SEO News: Google Gets Serious About Mobile Search


On February 26, 2015, Google announced changes designed to “help users discover more mobile-friendly content.” The company stated that the changes would help Google adapt to what its users expect from a mobile search. How to Make a Mobile-Friendly Website.

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How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions


Mashable named 2013 “The Year of Responsive Design” But is responsive web design actually the answer to boosting mobile conversions? mobile subscribers own smartphones and 2 out of 3 Americans opt for a smartphone instead of a feature phone when purchasing a new mobile.

Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile

Mobile. Mobile. Mobile Design’s Wake-Up Call Preparing Websites For The Unexpected. Mobile devices shake old habits in two ways. Mobile Is Also A Content Problem. Your organization (or more likely you and your Web-savvy coworkers) adopts a mobile-first strategy.

Gilt Groupe's Kevin Ryan: What Works, And Doesn't Work, in Flash Sales

Inc Startups

In the world of flash-sale sites, Gilt Groupe remains one of the largest: Last year online shoppers purchased $600 million worth of clothing, trips, and home décor from the New York-based company, often at steep discounts. What is the current state of the flash sale business?

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


This is the second of a two-part series on mobile conversion. In the first part , we described the most common usability mistakes made in mobile commerce sites and apps, and how to fix them. Ideally, the top features on a mobile shopping site or app should adapt to the users intent.

Fix Your Mobile Site--or Face a Google Demotion

Inc Startups

Small business owners, beware: If your site isn''t mobile friendly or creates a headache for smartphone users, Google will punish you. Google also made a jab at Adobe Flash, reminding site developers that neither iPhone nor Android--with version 4.1

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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. If you search for “currency converter” from your mobile phone are you well-served with a JavaScript-driven converter on an ad-infested web page (or worse yet, a non-functioning Flash/Java applet)?

How To Choose Your Mobile Development Strategy

Inc Startups

There are really only three choices for optimizing your mobile development. The proliferation of mobile devices presents big opportunities for business owners, but the mobile revolution begs a new question: " I have a mobile presence -- but is it the right kind of presence?"

Not Betting on Flash


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? We need to deliver on mobile devices in the future. Do we include Flex or Flash as a delivery technology? I'm not betting that Flash is dead in five years.

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. A single presentation layer that delivers mobile and web experiences… in other words, unification of the codebase which greatly simplifies application development and the capability to deliver a highly tuned user experience which is great for consumers.

Are You Ready for the Post-Flash World?


Flash for mobile is dead. Can Flash for desktops be far behind? For years, Flash has enjoyed a monopoly that is comparable to Microsoft in the past and Google now. Still, many will want to progressively convert from Flash to HTML5 in order to deliver their content.

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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. Far too many retailers make critical errors when it comes to mobile commerce. Overcomplicating your mobile homepage. The same cumbersome experience holds true for your mobile customers.

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Ubiquitous Computing and the Misguided Frenzy About “Mobile”

Agile VC

About 6-12 months ago you could hardly throw a rock in the startup ecosystem without hitting a VC expressing their enthusiasm for “mobile” Now the frenzy about mobile has extended into the mass media and public equity markets, though with trepidation as often as excitement.

3 Most Important Mobile Marketing Channels

Inc Startups

Whether you have a mobile app or a mobile website, these channels can help your target audience find your mobile presence. As with any new tech platform, organizations need to understand how to participate in and be found via mobile channels.

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. In an article we published on VC Cafe in October 2007, “ Goodbye HTML, Hello Flash “, the company’s main product was simple flash sites that required no programming skills.


How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us


But the fact that companies like Goldman Sachs, IBM, Cisco, and institutions including the World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund and Bank of England are experimenting with the technology, shows that this is not a flash in the pan concept.

Create the Best Product

Feld Thoughts

I go every year because it’s a good chance for me to see how several of the parallel universes I interact with, namely government, academics, broadband and mobile carriers, incumbent technology providers, and policy people think about innovation in the context of the Internet.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Perfecto – Clound based mobile app testing (Raised $90M). Tabtale – Children mobile applications (Raised $14M). Similar Web – Traffic monitoring and analysis of web and mobile(Raised $65M). Kaminario – Enterprise-class Flash Storage Arrays (Raised $133M).

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. I wanted to create a duplicate of the original , just in-case Hackpad ever went away. Advertising. Display Ads - ex. Yahoo! Search Ads - ex. Google.

Cyber Monday Soon to Be 'Mobile Monday'?

Inc Startups

Close to 13% of purchases on Cyber Monday were mobile. That translated to increases in mobile sales for e-commerce start-ups from Etsy to Gilt Groupe. For e-commerce start-ups, Cyber Monday may soon take on a second moniker: “Mobile Monday.” Sues Rival Flash Sales Site

Inc Startups

Fab, the online flash sales site for home furnishings, is suing rival San Francisco-based company TouchOfModern for copyright infringement. We build all of our own technology, and take pride in the unique design of our website and mobile apps," Goldberg said in a prepared statement. "We

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. But you know, there are two 90s-era products that continue to have ridiculous installed bases: Adobe’s Flash and PDF. It is not; it is just plain annoying and works poorly on all mobile devices.

Kiosked Announces Mobile App With Tekes Tempo


Their service allows anyone to "kiosk" images and videos with products (or whatever content they like) by putting a flash or HTML5 wrapper around the image.

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

High Contrast

VentureBeat published an analysis I did of Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash. Since I used to work at Macromedia, the creator of Flash, now part of Adobe , I wanted to share my broader perspective and biases in this matter: I am a proponent of Web architectures and open standards. Eight years ago I was involved with Flash. I use both Flash/Flex and HTML/CSS/AJAX. I know a bit about cross-platform mobile development, security and advertising.

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

Inc Startups

The daily deals company paid $43 million for ideeli, a flash-sale site known for its strong mobile presence. On Monday, Chicago-based daily deals company Groupon announced its purchase of ideeli, an apparel flash-sale site, for $43 million in cash.

Google Maps Mobile


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 there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing.

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

Mike Michalowicz

A 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. Stop wondering about whether mobile apps or coupons or rating sites like Yelp are worth your time, effort and money. Not yet sold on the impact of the Internet on your business?

In Tech, You Never Miss Out

Mark Birch

In the rampant desire by corporate bean counters to cut costs, they dropped IT workers like used dish towels and outsourced entire departments in a flash to places like India and Eastern Europe. When mobile becomes stale, maybe wearables or 3D printing or IoT will be the next wave.

RWW Mobile Summit

Venture Chronicles

I went to the RWW Mobile Summit last Friday where in the true unconference style the attendees defined the agenda and developed the conference content at the day transpired. The hardware is exceptionally small so mobile devices are a natural application.

API First Transformation at Etsy – Concurrency

Code as Craft

The first version of Etsy’s API was a gateway for flash widgets. REST resources worked well for both mobile apps and traditional web, so that was a keeper. api engineering infrastructure mobile philosophyAt Etsy we have been doing some pioneering work with our Web APIs.

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7 Important Tips For Creating Mobile Friendly WordPress Sites


Mobile websites are more than a passing fad. If you are looking to setup your own mobile site, below are a few tips that will help you design and setup your site. The problem with this assumption is that the mobile version becomes cluttered and difficult to maneuver.

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 – Today is Friday – end of week and ready to relax; anyone gonna see Interstellar this weekend?

Bridge Technologies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When the tech landscape changes; from web browsers to mobile browswers, from flash to HTML5, from laptops to tablets, from typing on keyboards to typing on screens, from local storage to cloud storage, there are always companies that are started to solve the pain points that crop up from that technology change.

The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Witness, for example, this terrific Fast Company article on Bill Nguyen , serial entrepreneur who’s seventh startup “Color” famously raised $41m for a new mobile app before it even launched. They said I don’t understand mobile.

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