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The addition of high definition video and VoIP within Flash will allows developers to create new user experiences and it's coming to a banner ad near you in all its H.264 and vocal glory.

The addition of high definition video and VoIP within Flash will allows developers to create new user experiences, but at what cost to Joe Average web user? It's coming to a banner ad near you in all its H.264 and vocal glory.

As well as improvements to Flash, Adobe also announced a move into Web services with the acquisition of Buzzword demonstrated a tool to help designers interact with developers called Thermo, and showed off a plethora of AIR applications. An in-depth interview with Adobe's chief software architect Kevin Lynch discussed this week's announcements from MAX.

Big news for Microsoft developers this week as it was revealed that the .NET 3.5 source code would be included in the upcoming release of Visual Studio. While developers are not able to modify and distribute the source, this is not unfamiliar terrain as it is the same situation that Java was in for many years until its recent opening.

A trend is developing among vendors to support startups that are utilising their platforms. Salesforce.com have got in on the act and this week Microsoft said that it would do the same in the United Kingdom.

Sticking with Salesforce.com, Brad Howarth dealt with delivering applications via AppExchange and spoke to an Australian company about the issues they face with global delivery.

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