Opera Software Says Flash is Crucial for Today's Internet, But HTML5 is the Future

From DailyTech: The Adobe Flash Player debate continues to rage on. Apple Steve Jobs has never shown much love for Flash and went so far as to say in an open letter that "Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind." Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen just couldn't let those comments slide and responded to Jobs' tirade.

Report: Apple iPad Encroaching on Notebook, Netbook Market

From DailyTech: The anticipation surrounding the iPad in the months leading up to its official announcement was intense. Once the product was officially announced, many competitors started saying that the iPad might be Apple's worst product ever.

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Nvidia Reportedly Preps Lower-Cost DirectX 11 Graphics Cards

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp., according to a media report, plans to refresh nearly the whole lineup of its graphics processors by back-to-school season. The new line will reportedly include GF104, GF106 and GF108 graphics processing units, which support DirectX 11 along with other innovations, and will cover a lot of market segments.

ARM Blames Adobe Flash for Delays of Smartbooks

From X-bit Labs: ARM Holdings, a developer of low-power microprocessor architectures, blamed the lack of Adobe Flash support by ARM processors for postpones of smartbook computers. In addition, a vice president of ARM indicated that unexpected popularity of slate-type systems also caught potential smartbook makers unprepared and forced them to either delay smartbooks or reconsider their plans in general.

Microsoft gets some heat over HTML5 plans

From InfoWorld: Microsoft came under fire from some of its rivals on Wednesday for its decision not to offer Internet Explorer 9 -- and hence support for the upcoming HTML5 standard -- to users of its older Windows XP operating system.

New Facebook Social Features Secretly Add Apps to Your Profile

From PC World: When a piece of software is automatically installed on your computer without your knowledge, it's called malware. But what do you call it when Facebook apps are added to your profile without your knowledge? We discovered Wednesday that this is actually happening, and stopping it isn't as easy as checking a box in your privacy settings.

Mozilla's Lorentz, Lanikai edge closer to release

From CNET News.com: Web browsing and e-mailing from Mozilla got a bit of a bump forward on Wednesday, as the company updated its beta test builds of Firefox 3.6.4 and Thunderbird 3.1, respectively code-named Lorentz and Lanikai.

Firefox 3.6.4 beta 3, for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and Thunderbird 3.1 beta 2, for Windows, Mac, and Linux, offer the latest features from Mozilla but are also less stable than the current releases.

Google spends over $250 million on start-ups in quarter

From CNET News.com: Google spent more than $250 million on a total of 10 acquisitions during the first quarter of the year, putting it on quite a pace for 2010.

UPDATE: Corsair Adds 32GB, 256GB Nova SSDs for $99, $675 Respectively

From DailyTech: In late February, Corsair launched two new SSD product lines aimed at the mainstream market. The Reactor Series features a "reboot" of JMicron's SSD controller while the Nova Series features the much-lauded Indilinx Barefoot controller.

When it launched, the Nova Series SSD were available in capacities of 64GB and 128GB with read/write speeds of 270MB/sec, 130MB/sec and 270MB/sec and 190MB/sec respectively.

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