Adobe to pull plug on Flash after years of waning popularity

The media-powering technology was once inescapable – but it began to fall out of favor after Apple decided not to use it on the iPhone

Adobe Flash, a once ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.

Adobe – along with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Mozilla – said support for Flash would ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years.

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Them’s fightin’ words: Musk hits back at Zuckerberg over AI comments

Musk described the Facebook CEO’s knowledge of the field as ‘limited’ after Zuckerberg publicly dismissed AI doomsday warnings as ‘irresponsible’

Tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have entered into a public squabble about artificial intelligence in which Musk described the Facebook CEO’s knowledge of the field as “limited”.

Related: Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat ‘existential threat’ before it’s too late

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