“U.S. antitrust enforcers are considering an investigation of Apple Inc. following a complaint from Adobe Systems Inc., according to people familiar with the matter,” James Rowley and Arik Hesseldahl report for Bloomberg.
MacDailyNews Take: Who knew that The Ingrate Gazoo was also a little whiny rat bastage, too?
Rowley and Hesseldahl continue, “Adobe says Apple is stifling competition by barring developers from using Adobe’s products to create applications for iPhones and iPads, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to discuss the case.”
MacDailyNews Take: Adobe’s decision-makers would have been better served had they taken the time to understand what antitrust laws and regulations actually cover.
Rowley and Hesseldahl continue, “The complaint triggered discussions between the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission over which agency should review the allegations of anticompetitive behavior, the people said. Neither agency has decided whether it would open an investigation, one person said.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, discussions. And without any decision made to proceed, too. Scaaary!
Ho hum, another excuse to short the sheet out of the stock yet again. We know what the DOJ and FTC are wasting their time and taxpayers’ dollars on, but where’s the SEC? AWOL as usual.
MacDailyNews Note: Note to advertisers: (including those who advertise via third-party ad networks and become, in effect, our advertisers): Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: 50+ million iPhone owners. They’re also not hitting 35+ million iPod touch users or 1+ million brand new iPad users. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.
Help kill Adobe’s Flash:
• Ask MarketWatch to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Ask CNBC to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Contact Hulu and ask them to offer HTML5 video via email:
• Ask ESPN360 to offer HTML5 video instead Flash via their feedback page here.
• Join YouTube’s HTML5 beta here.
• On Vimeo, click the “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video.
By the way, do not buy Adobe’s Photoshop Elements until you have tried Pixelmator’s free 30-day trial. We use Pixelmator daily.