While HTML5 is replacing Flash for mainstream sites, online games and media-rich apps will get a boost from Flash Player 11 and AIR3.
Despite early successes on the Web, the latter years of Flash have been a tale of missed opportunities.
Adobe released a critical update for Flash Player today that patches a zero-day security flaw currently being exploited in the wild.
The final versions of Flash Player 11 and Air 3 will be released in early October, and the new version of Flash comes with a hardware-accelerated 3D rendering engine.
Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content.
Adobe isn't ready to abandon Flash, but it sees the writing on the HTML5 wall so it created Adobe Edge to hedge its bets and provide tools for developers no matter which platform they choose.
With an eye toward helping tomorrow's data-deluged organizations, IBM researchers have created a super-fast storage system.
Updated Flash Player adds 64-bit support for Mac OS X and advanced audio compression codec; AIR 3 technologies support advanced graphics rendering and high-definition video.