UPDATED: Adobe CEO Has His Own Reality Distortion Field

Adobe still plans to deliver Flash 10.1 on mobile devices -- CEO Shantanu Narayen says that smartphones need it and will see Flash in the second half of this year. Ironically, Narayen argued Flash's relevance in a video interview that works just fine on an iPad.…

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Making Movies Mobile

With the curtain set to go up on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, all eyes are expected to be sporting 3-D glasses as major TV set makers and other technology providers rush to bring stereoscopic images into the living room. But there's other potential news stirring that could that could end up having a bigger near-term impact: On Monday, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), announced some significant developments in its long quest to achieve practical interoperability among digital devices and files across multiple delivery platforms and using multiple DRM systems — so-called "buy once, play anywhere" capability.…

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See You at Structure09!

Tomorrow is Structure 09, the GigaOM Network's second annual infrastructure and cloud computing conference, and the GigaOM Pro team will be hanging out all day at the San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center. We're looking forward to the keynote addresses from Akamai CEO Paul Sagan and Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com’s founder, CEO and chairman — but we're also looking forward to spending plenty of time with the rest of the attendees and speakers. The whole GigaOM Pro Infrastructure crew will be on hand to answer questions and talk shop.…

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Real Networks Throws Haymaker With “TiVo for DVDs”

For the last 10 years, Real Networks has resembled a past-his-prime boxer. Ever since the Internet world said “thanks, but no thanks” to the company’s streaming formats and yes first to Windows Media, then to Flash, the Seattle-based Internet media pioneer has been taking wild swings in hopes of connecting a knockout punch. While the company has periodically landed glancing blows — as with its lawsuit and legal settlement against Microsoft — most of the time, it swings and misses. That has been reflected in its large losses in 2008 and languishing stock price. Real has recently thrown one last haymaker by opening up a potentially promising — and very risky — line of business.…

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