Flash software brings a lot of life to the Internet. Now it's trying to find its place on mobile phones. Last week, Adobe, which owns Flash, revealed a deal with Verizon Wireless in which the United States' second-largest wireless company will build Flash into mobile phones. That'll let developers build Flash-based apps for mobile devices, presumably creating richer content than they can today. Verizon hopes that will spur data service sales. It's a big deal for Adobe, too, and could spark deals with other carriers at a time when Flash's central role in creating rich media apps for the Web is being challenged by new development technologies such as Ajax.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.