Adobe Flash gets a break in war against Silverlight

Interesting, this is probably why I don’t try to do news reporting anymore. I was briefed a few days ago on the Adobe/Google news, but already it’s being discussed on hundreds of blogs. There is no longer much value in being first. So off I go today to hang out at HP’s Labs to get you some intimate looks into one of the world’s biggest companies. But I digress.

Don’t miss this news. It’s significant because Google’s search engine can decide the marketplace winner between Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight. You think Google (or Yahoo, for that matter) is going to be very motivated to index Silverlight content? Rrrriiiiigggghhhhttttt.

Also notice which search engine isn’t playing the Adobe game: Microsoft’s.

Silverlight might be better technology, but if it doesn’t get indexed by the two biggest search engines it’s game over.

Now you might get some insight into why Microsoft wanted to pay $46 billion to buy Yahoo. Like Ballmer said “Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers!”

60 thoughts on “Adobe Flash gets a break in war against Silverlight

  1. I downloaded MS Expression Blend 2.0 for trial. I think it is still not ready the market. There is no basic components like grid or image controls at all! Please don’t waste time to try it. In contrast, Flex Builder 3.0 is far away better and you can build simple web application instantly. I will deploy a flex app to http://lucascom.webng.com soon!

  2. I downloaded MS Expression Blend 2.0 for trial. I think it is still not ready the market. There is no basic components like grid or image controls at all! Please don’t waste time to try it. In contrast, Flex Builder 3.0 is far away better and you can build simple web application instantly. I will deploy a flex app to http://lucascom.webng.com soon!

  3. Who cares whether it’s index-able or not, Jesus Christ. Is every map Google Maps puts out there index-able? Does that affect its popularity? Do users even care?

    Btw, SilverLight pwns Flash any day of a week.

  4. Who cares whether it’s index-able or not, Jesus Christ. Is every map Google Maps puts out there index-able? Does that affect its popularity? Do users even care?

    Btw, SilverLight pwns Flash any day of a week.

  5. Though I prefer Flex from Silverlight, I don’t think indexing for search is matter for RIA’s. There is no need to include text contents that are intended for indexing in the application. That means, one can still use traditional html for indexing while use Silverlight to develop the application.

    becoming parents(TM)? visit http://lucascom.webng.com

  6. Though I prefer Flex from Silverlight, I don’t think indexing for search is matter for RIA’s. There is no need to include text contents that are intended for indexing in the application. That means, one can still use traditional html for indexing while use Silverlight to develop the application.

    becoming parents(TM)? visit http://lucascom.webng.com

  7. This is my first visit…Awesome site…loved it! And yo its going to be interesting battle out there…and now Google romancing Yahoo and antitrust proceedings against them — we can expect a lotta fireworks…

    good, good, good, good, good, good, good!

    Thanks n regards

  8. This is my first visit…Awesome site…loved it! And yo its going to be interesting battle out there…and now Google romancing Yahoo and antitrust proceedings against them — we can expect a lotta fireworks…

    good, good, good, good, good, good, good!

    Thanks n regards

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