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Scribd HTML5 viewer goes mobile, Flash ditched on 20 million embeds

In 2010, Scribd announced that it planned to dump Adobe Flash embeds in favor of an HTML5 viewer for its user-uploaded documents. Now, the Scribd HTML5 experience has gone mobile as well. That's a very welcome update, since certain shiny touchscreen mobile devices don't offer support for Flash embeds.

Scribd has also announced that all of its existing embeds -- which number more than 20 million -- are in the process of being updated to the new HTML5 viewer code. The conversion will happen automatically, and CTO Jared Friedman told TechCrunch that site owners don't need to worry about any breakages occurring.

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