Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash in 2020
Adobe will phase out its Flash plugin, which is used to display videos and other graphics, by the end of 2020. TechCrunch reports that Adobe will stop updating and distributing the software in 2020.
The announcement isn’t exactly a surprise, TechCrunch explains, because Flash had become a target for hackers and Apple never supported it on its mobile devices.
Trump says Apple plans to build 3 plants in the United States
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said that Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook has committed to building three manufacturing plants in the U.S.
Trump said that Cook had promised him that Apple would build “three big plants, beautiful plants,” the Wall Street Journal reported. But there were no specifics provided beyond that.
Apple did not comment.
Net neutrality showdown in Congress looms
Executive of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix have to decide whether to participate in an upcoming U.S. Congress hearing on net neutrality, Recode reports.
Although these companies are generally supporters of net neutrality, Recode points out that if CEOs of these companies attend the hearing, they will be subjected to a congressional grilling.
If they don’t attend, it could send a signal they aren’t very supportive of net neutrality.
And earnings season is in full swing, so be on the lookout for reports from local tech companies. Yesterday was AMD’s turn, and they reported a big jump in sales and came closer to profitability.
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