Today in Connected Consumer

Adobe’s Flash platform sure isn’t getting a lot of love these days. AppleInsider has a long piece up today on why Apple doesn’t need need Flash to sell iPads (hint: the lack of Flash hasn’t hurt iPhone sales). That drew a long response from Flash developer Morgan Adams, who argues you can’t do Flash on a touchscreen anyway because touchscreens don’t have a mouse-over state. Now, the Free Software Foundation wants Google to drive a stake through the format’s heart by making ON2’s open VP8 video codec the default codec for YouTube.