Chris Garidis

Chris Garidis, 32, one of the pioneers of the FT’s award-winning mobile apps, product manager, squash player, wannabe surfer, and proud father, died on Monday, February 24th in Barcelona, Spain. Chris worked in London but lived in Bath with his wife, Aimi and their 18-month-old daughter Alice.

Chris was an explorer at heart. From cycling into work everyday no matter what the weather, to trekking in Thailand, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to propose to his girlfriend (now wife) – he was always looking for fresh adventures. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Facebook has acquired e-book publisher Push Pop Press for an undisclosed price, ReadWriteWeb reports. The technology will “become part of how millions of people connect and share with each other on Facebook,” Push Pop Press said on its site. Read more

Adobe, whose Flash technology has been rejected by Apple for use on its iOS devices, has launched a new design tool for the growing HTML5 alternative. Adobe Edge is pre-beta-stage software being made available as a free public download from Monday in order to win over developers early and get them to help shape its newest tool. Read more

Digital music services like MOG, Rdio and Rhapsody have been vocal about their fear that Apple’s subscription policy will ruin innovative companies already shouldering start-up losses, and the industry’s concern was again on display at the FT Digital Media and Broadcasting conference on Wednesday. Read more