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Adobe And Apple At War Over Developers, Says Narayen

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that his company and Apple are currently at war over developers.

During a question and answer session at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Narayen said: "There's a was happening for developers."

According to Narayen, Adobe has always supported a multi-platform, heterogeneous and open ecosystem and will continue to do so.

Adobe’s spat with Apple began earlier this year after Apple removed support for Flash from its devices, and replacing it with HTML5.

Steve Jobs posted an open letter on Apple’s website, criticising Flash for being buggy and a huge drain on energy.

Narayen agreed that some of the flaws in Flash highlighted by Apple are true, but also claimed that it can perform as well as, or better than, any interactive web technology if used with hardware acceleration.

Reports had previously suggested that Apple was planning to use Giandiua to compete with Adobe’s Flash platform.

Narayen also said that his company is now working closely with Google and Microsoft to provide better services in the future, but denied rumours that Microsoft was planning to acquire Adobe.