‘WD in talks with Kioxia about a possible $20-billion merger’
Data storage company Western Digital's shares jumped 7.8% today after the Wall Street Journal published a report that the company is in merger talks with Kioxia, a leading flash memory manufacturer.
The deal could be worth more than $20 billion, according to WSJ's sources. The sources say that W... Read more
Microsoft will forcibly remove Flash from Windows devices
Microsoft began deploying a Windows update this week, that permanently removes Adobe Flash Player from Windows devices. The update was announced in October last year when other browser developers and Microsoft were anticipating the Flash end-of-life, which was the end of 2020.
A support document... Read more
Support for Flash has officially ended
After more than 20 years Adobe has officially pulled the plug on Adobe Flash. With this, the end has come for the software that has long been used for all kinds of animated content on the internet.
For many years, Flash was the main to show animations, videos and games on web pages. FutureWave d... Read more
Adobe releases last update for Flash Player before going EOL
Adobe urges users to uninstall the app before it reaches End of Life.
Adobe has issued the very last update for its iconic Flash Player app this week. The update came with a stern admonishment to users to uninstall the app before it reaches its End Of Life (EOL) on 31 December 2020.
In addit... Read more
Dell makes all-flash ‘fast object storage’ appliance for mainstream
Dell has made its first all-flash object storage appliance, signaling the arrival of flash object storage in the mainstream. The performance jump between disk and flash is significant. Dell says that the new ECS EXF900 is fast enough to be used in AI applications.
In different terms, object stor... Read more
Western Digital: Flash storage market has bottomed out
Steve Milligan, CEO of Western Digital, states that the flash storage market has bottomed out and storage conditions are now improving. He also sees momentum arising in enterprises for solid state NVMe-drives.
Milligan made his statements at the announcement of Western Digital's fourth-quarter figur... Read more
Adobe solves critical errors in Flash, ColdFusion and Campaign with update
Adobe has made its monthly patch update available. The June update solves a handful of vulnerabilities in Flash, ColdFusion and Campaign Classic. These are problems that can lead to arbitrary code execution in the company's software.
Adobe Flash had only a single vulnerability that is now being res... Read more
Microsoft Edge allows Facebook to run Flash content without permission
Web browser Microsoft Edge appears to contain a secret whitelist. It allows Facebook to run Adobe Flash code without the user's knowledge or consent. The whitelist enables Facebook to circumvent certain security requirements that apply to Flash.
Normally it is mandatory for a website to ask for the... Read more
Cisco and Pure Storage launch FlashStack system for AI applications
Pure Storage and Cisco have joined forces for a converged FlashStack system suitable for AI applications. The system is the equivalent of what an entry-level model of the AIRI Mini could be.
FlashStack is a line of converged systems that combine all-flash arrays from Pure Storage with Ciscos UCS ser... Read more
Mozilla: Flash disabled by default from Firefox 69
The moment that no browser supports the Adobe Flash plug-in is fast approaching. Mozilla also stops supporting it and will do so this year with the release of Firefox 69.
Firefox 69 is Mozilla's third and final step in discontinuing Flash support. It has to be, because the very buggy plug-in will no... Read more