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Today in Mobile

ZDNet broke the news late last night that Adobe will cease development of Flash for mobile browsers, opting instead to focus on HTML5. As my colleague Erica Ogg points out, there are several reasons Adobe was forced to pull the plug: Flash simply doesn’t work very well on mobile gadgets (and Flash Lite was a poor substitute), it’s ill-suited for low-power devices and touch interfaces, and support for HTML5 is growing fast. But the biggest reason Flash failed in mobile was Apple’s unwillingness to support it. Which is why Steve Jobs once again gets the last laugh, as MG Siegler writes here.