Microsoft licenses Adobe mobile software

Microsoft Corp. has licensed Adobe's software for viewing online videos and other files on cell phones, the companies said Monday. Microsoft will distribute Flash Lite and Reader programs from Adobe Systems Inc. to cell phone makers who use its Windows Mobile software. Flash also allows users to interact with more Web sites. It's the software […]

Microsoft Corp. has licensed Adobe's software for viewing online videos and other files on cell phones, the companies said Monday.

Microsoft will distribute Flash Lite and Reader programs from Adobe Systems Inc. to cell phone makers who use its Windows Mobile software.

Flash also allows users to interact with more Web sites. It's the software behind most shopping sites where you can view an item in different colors or try out house paint colors on a virtual home.

"Flash content is the most prolific content on the web today; it is the way people express themselves on the Internet," Adobe spokesman Gary Kovacs said.

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