Google and Adobe are likely to join forces to bundle Adobe's Flash with Google's Chrome browser or OS, or even both, according to a new report.

ZDNet's Larry Dignan predicts an official announcement is likely to be made later today signalling a deeper partnership between the two.

The news is unlikely to win the approval of Apple. Both Google and Adobe have been targets for Steve Jobs in recent months. The Apple CEO reportedly claims Google is out to "kill" the iPhone while criticising Adobe for making buggy software.

Apple's iPad, available in the US on Saturday, won't support Flash, with Jobs reportedly calling Adobe's software a "CPU hog" during a meeting with representatives from The Wall Street Journal last month.

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