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Adobe chief technology officer Kevin Lynch named as vice president of technology at Apple

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

March 20, 2013 | 1 min read

Apple Inc. has announced former Adobe Systems Inc. chief technology officer Kevin Lynch has joined the company as vice president of technology.

Lynch will report to senior vice president Bob Mansfield, he joined Adobe in 2005 and during his tenure clashed with his new employer over the use of Adobe Flash on Apple devices with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs saying the programme was ill-suited for mobile computing.

According to reports Adobe has no plans to hire a new chief technology officer.

Prior to working with Adobe Lynch was an early developer of software for Apple's Macintosh personal computer, he also worked for General Magic, a company founded by early Apple engineers focused on handheld computing projects.

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