According to Cnet.com, Adobe is working on client-based software that will run Flash applications separately from a browser, whether online or offline. The company is working on a project code-named Apollo, which will let applications written for Adobe's Flash presentation software run without a Web browser.
Windows CE is the OS that is used for Windows Mobile and Microsoft's other device software stacks for phones and PDAs.
According to Microsoft, Windows CE 6 offers a higher capacity for complex applications, fueling "more intelligent devices that offer advanced multimedia and Web services, and wireless networking."
According to the Yankee Group , new security features in Windows Vista will largely eliminate the need to run separate antispyware or firewall software.
Vista will dramatically affect the $3.6 billion market for Windows security products, according to a Yankee Group report scheduled to be published today.
Yahoo will introduce a long-delayed upgrade to its Web search advertising system today.
"Understanding how ads actually work together is what we are introducing with the new system," said Steve Mitgang, Yahoo's senior vice president of advertising. "The current core platform for YSM (Yahoo Search Marketing) has run its course."