News In Brief: BT, Apple, Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, BSkyB.
Proposed changes to UK pension accounting rules would cost British Telecom £750 million (€867 million) in lost interest payments, The Guardian reports.
Apple won’t install Adobe’s Flash on its iPhone or iPad because the software is the main cause of its Mac computers crashing CEO Steve Jobs said in a blog post. “Flash has not performed well on mobile devices,” he said.
The latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger has more support for SMS and dedicated applications for leading handsets, but the firm says PCs are still best.
Amazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services has opened its first data center in Asia Pacific. The Singapore site expands on existing centers in the US and Europe.
Satellite firm British Sky Broadcasting grew combined TV, broadband and telephony subscriptions 39% to 1.9 million in the year to March 31, accounting for 19% of its total customer base.