Google is taking the first steps to compete with television advertising this week by starting up a new video ads service. The company will place video commercials on the many Web sites where it sells advertising.
Adobe pre-released an AJAX library called Spry, to make programming easier for Web designers.
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.