Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast.
“ at least 69% of web video is now available for playback via HTML5. Last December, that number was 54%; in January 2010, months before the iPad became a hit, it was 10%” - video search engine MeFeedia
Google Swiffy (June 2011) Flash SWF to HTML5 swiffy.googlelabs.com
Adobe Wallaby (March 2011) Flash FLA to HTML5 labs.adobe.com/technologies/wallaby/
Adobe Edge (August 2011, version 2 released today) create animations and transitions using the capabilities of HTML5 labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/
“ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future...” Steve Jobs, April 2010