Who's right about Flash? Apple's Steve Jobs or Adobe's Shantanu Narayen (reader poll)

Appled chief executive Steve Jobs wrote a missive today about why Apple doesn’t use Adobe’s Flash platform in its products. He gave a lot of technical reasons and touted superior technologies for playing video such as H.264 and the stability of the HTML5 standard. That’s why you don’t see it in products such as Apple’s iPad or iPhone. The argument pits two big companies that used to be allies — Apple was Adobe’s first major customer and once owned 20 percent of it — against each other in a war of words. Jobs challenged Adobe to improve its products and get behind open standards.

Activision exec changes titles amid Infinity Ward disaster

In the wake of a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard from 38 Infinity Ward employees, it’s been revealed that Activision Publishing CEO and President Mike Griffith is giving up those titles and will become vice chairman of the company’s board. SEC documents show that this comes about two months before his contract was to expire on June 30.