TechFast: Kindle Orders Heat Up, Adobe Officially Kills Flash for Mobile Browsers

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Amazon Ramps Up Kindle Fire Orders?

Reports coming out of Taipei indicate that Amazon may have increased its Kindle Fire orders from 4 million to 5 million by the end of the year. The report says that pre-orders for the $199 tablet—due next week—”remain strong, according to upstream component suppliers.”

Read more: DigiTimes

Adobe Kills Flash for Mobile

It’s official. Adobe’s putting its Flash Player for mobile browsers out to pasture. Flash for the desktop and mobile apps will live on, but as far as mobile browsing goes, Adobe calls HTML5 “the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”

Read more: Adobe | Techland

Amazon Buys Siri Rival

More Amazon news: According to SEC filings, Amazon purchased a voice-to-text company called Yap. Yap features functionality similar to Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri.

Read more: CLT Blog | AllThingsD

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