Google Says No More To Flash Ads

Google announced that it is phasing out Flash from ads entirely. As of June 30th, advertisers will no longer be able to upload Flash ads into DoubleClick Campaign Manager, Bid Manager, or AdWords. Beginning on January 2nd, 2017, Flash ads…

Facebook Makes Videos HTML5 By Default

Facebook announced that its videos will now use HTML5 by default as Flash continues its slow demise. The company’s chief security officer made headlines a while back when he called for the death of Flash, and even since then, Adobe…

Adobe Drops the ‘Flash’ From Flash Professional CC (At Least in Name)

Adobe announced that it has shipped its latest Creative Cloud desktop updates and announced some new developments across its portfolio of tools and technologies. Most notably, Adobe is reanaming Flash Professional CC to Adobe Animate CC to “more accurately reflect…

Google Is Implementing A Major Change On Tuesday

Google is continuing its efforts of driving nails into Flash’s coffin. In June, the company announced it would start automatically pausing Flash in Chrome in an effort to save the battery life of users’ computers and improve performance. The company…

Amazon Puts An End To Flash Ads

Flash-related news isn’t usually good news for Flash these days. The most recent bit comes from Amazon, which announced that it is about to stop accepting Flash ads. The company had this to say on its Technical Guidelines page for…

Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. Flash is dying a slow death, yet it continues to gasp for air. After some new vulnerabilities were discovered, many have been calling for the plug to be pulled.…

Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

In 2010, Steve Jobs famously tore down Adobe Flash. Facebook’s new Chief Security Officer wants Flash to die. “It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the…

Advertisers Are Using A Nearly Obsolete Technology Way Too Much

Flash is bordering on obsolete at this point thanks to the rise of mobile and HTML5, yet advertisers are still running a ridiculous amount of Flash ads despite the fact that they default to static displays on mobile devices, which…

Chrome Tries To Keep Flash From Draining Your Laptop Battery

Google made a pretty interesting and unexpected announcement about how Chrome will start working to save the battery life of your laptop. How will it do this? By pausing Flash. Google software engineer Tommy Li explains: Adobe Flash allows web…

Using Flash Can Really Cost You In Google Now

Google advising websites to use HTML5 instead of Flash for multimedia is nothing new. What is new is that it can directly cost you search rankings now. As you’ve probably hears by now, Google announced a new ranking signal based…