“Apple Inc. hired Adobe Systems Inc. Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch, adding a software executive who helped build some of the earliest Macintosh applications and later sparred publicly with the iPhone maker,” Adam Satariano reports for Bloomberg.
“Lynch, who has worked at Adobe since 2005, will become Apple’s vice president for technology, reporting to Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield, the Cupertino, California-based company said yesterday,” Satariano reports. “During Lynch’s tenure, Apple and the software maker clashed over the use of Adobe’s Flash video program on Apple’s devices. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said Flash was ill-suited for mobile computing and banned its use on the iPhone or iPad. Lynch said the move would cost Apple customers. The conflict has since abated as Adobe and other technology companies embrace the emerging Web standard HTML5 as an alternative for running video on handheld devices.”
MacDailyNews Take: Exactly as Steve said it would.
Satariano reports, “Lynch may help Apple build out more so-called cloud services that let customers access stored content from different devices, an area where Google Inc. has made strides, said Jeffrey Hammond, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc.”
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