The latest DC fighting game shares a great deal with a classic episode arc of the Justice League cartoon series. But just how closely do the cartoon and game follow each other?
Fusion-io had just reported earnings earlier today, announcing $87.7 million in quarterly revenue with a net loss of $20 million, and a drop from last quarter of 27 percent and from the previous year’s quarter of seven percent.
IBM invests $1 billion in R&D for Flash-based systems and test data centers.
Adobe has issued an emergency fix to its Flash software, yet another incident where Flash shows vulnerabilities to hacks and exploits.
Guest Post With tech-related projects accounting for nine of the top 10 most common job requests on DoNanza, freelancers working in technology have noticed some interesting trends over the past two years.
The U.S Department of Defense spends $100 billion a year funding 50,000 scientists in 100 research labs to create innovative new technologies. Now some of those new technologies will be coming to consumers.
Tintri, a startup that produces flash storage appliances for virtual machines, announces today that it’s closed an oversubscribed $25 million round of funding. This is the company’s fourth funding round.
Guest Post The big news in storage lately is that EMC is acquiring XtremIO. XtremIO is crafting a next-generation storage array, purpose built for 100% solid-state flash memory. EMC is the market leader in the $30 billion global market for disk-based storage. In acquiring a nascent, unabashedly competitive product to its existing mainstay disk-based storage product line, EMC is foreshadowing the impending flash revolution in data center storage. Flash memory has already transformed consumer devices like smartphones, tablets, and ultra-notebooks (think MacBook Air). These devices use a solid state drive, also know as SSD or flash drive, rather than traditional mechanical disk. Presumably, if you have a flash-based device, you don’t miss those quaint whirring and chirping noises that a PC’s hard drive makes, and flash also delivers radically better performance and battery life. What you may not know is that a similar shift is already underway in the data center: Google’s instant search and Facebook’s performance intensive applications are powered by flash rather than hard drives.
Monday, drag and drop website builder Wix.com launched its HTML5 website builder, which builds websites with video and animation for devices that don’t support Flash.
Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.
One of Steve Jobs’ last major acts before passing was to launch an attack on Adobe Flash. Mobile Apple devices began blocking Flash-powered content, and Apple even went so far as to prevent iOS developers from using Flash — one of the most popular multimedia programming platforms — in their apps. Apple positioned HTML5 not as an alternative, but as a replacement. A few months later that decision was reversed based on “developer feedback” (i.e. Internet outrage), but the battle between HTML5 and Flash rages on.
Mobile browsing and video optimization company Skyfire announced today it has raised $8 million in its third round of funding. The round was facilitated by Verizon Investments, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Guest Post Keith O’Neill is CEO and co-founder of L4 Mobile, which develops and delivers interactive applications for mobile phones, tablets, and connected TVs.
Showing the increasing importance of flash memory these days, Apple is said to be interested in purchasing Anobit, an Israeli company that makes specialized technology for flash memory, for somewhere between $400 million and $500 million.
Adobe may be giving up on mobile Flash, but it’s going to get one more version out for Google’s upcoming Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” before it gives up the ghost.
Sibblingz, the maker of a cross-platform game engine, is exploiting Adobe’s retreat from the mobile Flash plug-in business with the launch of the Spaceport 3.0 platform today.
Adobe has confirmed that it will cease development of Flash on mobile devices, saying that it will instead focus on HTML5 and apps for mobile platforms.
Microsoft has big plans for Windows 8′s touch interface, but at the moment, those plans don’t include Adobe Flash.
In what some are calling a win for Apple, Adobe announced its new Flash Media Server 4.5 Thursday, which will repackage flash content automatically for iOS mobile devices that currently lack support for the media format.
iSwifter’s innovative app for streaming Flash content to the iPad now supports Google+ games, making it the first app to do so, the company announced today.
Steve Jobs’ crusade to rid Apple products of all traces of Flash continues with word that Lion, the new Mac OS X, has many issues with Adobe programs, including disabled Flash Player hardware acceleration.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 could get a revamped dual-LED camera flash, according to Taiwanese news site Digitimes. And in other iPhone news, T-Mobile revealed that it has over 1 million unlocked iPhones running on its network, according to 9 to 5 Mac.
Adobe on Monday announced that updated versions of its Flash Builder and Flex applications are now available. The apps now support iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry PlayBook. Previously, Flash developers were only able to port their apps over to the Android Market.
Pure Storage, a company trying to revolutionize the enterprise storage industry using flash memory, is preparing to raise another $28 million, according to a SEC filing.
Judging from the press coverage of Adobe, you’d think that the big issue for the company is the fate of its Flash technology. However, chief executive Shantanu Narayen said today that the debate is over.
Howard Marks has developed pretty good cred in video games. Over the course of 25 years, he helped revive an ailing Activision, which is now the biggest video game publisher. He bought the Acclaim name out of bankruptcy, started working on a number of online games, and sold the company to Playdom in 2010. Now he has turned his focus on a new game start-up, Gamzee.
Adobe just revealed the details of Creative Suite 5.5, the software package that includes many of its flagship design and development products, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash Builder. Although the number suggests a humdrum release, CS5.5 actually includes some significant changes to how Adobe plans to release and make money from its products.
Microsoft is starting slowly with the Windows Phone 7 operating system, which launched in November. The company released yesterday the first major update to the operating system with features that should have been there from the start.
Adobe warned yesterday that its Flash, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader products all have a critical vulnerability that will allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
The next major update for Flash on Android mobile devices, version 10.2, will hit the Android Market on March 18, Adobe announced today.
Good news for advertisers: Adobe’s new Wallaby application will be able to port some Flash functionality, including Flash banner ads, to Apple’s iOS devices. Until now, Apple has been blocking Adobe’s attempts to bring Flash to the iPad and iPhone.
Apple still hasn’t approved Adobe‘s Flash media player for the iPad. But that doesn’t mean you can’t run Flash content on the tablet. iSwifter is announcing today that it has created a browser app for the iPad that allows users to access a virtually unlimited number of Flash content across the web.
Desktop computers moved to 3D graphics a long time ago. But mobile technology is moving fast toward adopting a better 3D experience. One sign of that is the announcement today that Unity Technologies will now be able to support cool 3D graphics on Android mobile devices.
Motorola’s latest entry into the tablet wars won’t have Adobe Flash for the first few weeks after it is released, according to Verizon’s landing page for the device.
It probably hasn’t been a fun year at Adobe, as the company endured a very public feud with Apple over the absence of its Flash technology on the iPhone and iPad, followed by speculation about its future as an independent company. Nevertheless, Adobe has soldiered on with its strategy to get its technology onto (mostly non-Apple) devices, and now it says those efforts are paying off.
Flash game developers, who are like the plankton in the food chain of the video game industry, are more and more interested in developing games for Google’s Android mobile operating system, according to a new Flash Game Market survey.