Foreign Intrigue: Europe Investigating Apple’s No-Flash Policy

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The New York Post took a breather from its usual yellow journalism to report that the European Commission is now joining the Federal Trade Commission's probe into Apple's "Flash not spoken here" stance.  The paper expects the investigation to last from four to six months.

Both commissions are trying to determine if Apple's business practice of shutting out both Flash running on iDevices and Flash-based app development could be considered harmful to competition.  Apple continues to insist that it has the right to ban any technology it wants, to maintain the quality of its applications.

As expected, neither Apple, the FTC, nor the EC commented on the story.