Summary Box: About-face for Adobe on Flash

GOODBYE: Adobe Systems Inc. is pulling its Flash software for Web video and games from the browsers of mobile devices. Adobe will increase investment in HTML5, the latest version of the programming standard that websites are built on.

THE CONTEXT: Adobe says the move is about giving customers what they want, though it comes as a win for Apple Inc., which has famously banned Flash from working on the iPhone and the iPad. Adobe earlier said it was focused Flash and HTML5 equally.

NOT COMPLETELY GONE: Flash will still work on mobile apps and on the Web browsers of regular computers.