In an interview with the “Wall Street Journal,” Adobev CEO Shantau Narayen offered a rebuttal to Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ thoughts on Flash ( You can read the entire article at, but here are some highlights.

Narayen says:

° Adobe believes in open content and support for multiple operating systems, while Apple/Jobs is apparently concerned about technology that works across multiple platforms.

° The technology problems that Jobs mentions in his essay are “really a smokescreen,” as more than 100 applications that used Adobe’s software were accepted in the Apple App Store.

° If Flash is crashing the Mac OS as Jobs claims, that has something to do with the “Apple operating system.”

° Jobs’ claim that Flash is a battery drainer is “patently false.”