Sparkle Vs. Flash: "Sparkle Vs. Flash
By Matthew David
September 15, 2005
Opinion: Microsoft's new interactive designer is a heavyweight contender, but is it really battling Flash?
Flash has been spreading across the Internet like animated kudzu in recent years, powering dynamic applications in everything from traditionally staid banking sites to digital photo tools. Earlier this year, Adobe made a big stir by acquiring Macromedia, and it has been argued that the purchase was so that Adobe could acquire Macromedia's Flash."