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7:25 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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Adobe:
Adobe to Open Source Flex  —  For immediate release  —  Gives Developers Ability to Enhance Flex Framework for Delivering Rich Internet Applications  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced plans to release source code for Adobe® Flex™ as open source.
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Adobe Flex goes open source  —  Adobe is announcing tonight that the Flex SDK will be open sourced under the Mozilla public license, the same license that they open sourced the Action Script VM under (the Tamarin project).  The move is just the latest in a trend of an increasingly open ecosystem around Flash …
Discussion: Ted On Flex, kuwamoto.org and digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Adobe opensources Flex (Exclusive Videos with Adobe)  —  This morning I met with several members of the Adobe Flex team.  —  Official News on Adobe's Site about Flex going Open Source.  —  I have two videos of our conversation:  —  1. Video of our conversation this morning.
Discussion: TechCrunch, WebProNews and Paul Mooney
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
Adobe open sources Flex  —  Last week while I was in San Francisco, I sat down for an hour with David Wadhwani, the VP of product development for Flex and Ely Greenfield, one of the Flex architects.  After I wrote my original post about open sourcing Flash, I got a note from David asking …
Josh Tynjala / Zeus Labs:   Breaking News! Flex Goes Open Source.
Mark Anders / Mark Anders' Blog:   Flex To Go Open Source!
Acoliver / blog.buni.org:
I eat crow: Flex to open source under Mozilla Public License
Sho / kuwamoto.org:   Flex SDK being open sourced
Robert Scoble / PodTech.net:
Breaking News: Adobe Flash (Flex) goes Open Source
Discussion: Channel 9
PR Newswire:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Earnings Grow 88 Percent Year-over-Year  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended March 31, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.26 billion …
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
FY 07 Second Quarter Results Conference Call
Discussion: BloggingStocks, MacUser and Apple 2.0
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Apple's Profit Skyrockets as Board Backs Jobs
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked about some useful things I'd discovered about Google's Web History feature.  As you might expect, several commenters asked about various aspects of privacy for Web History.  I gave a quick response in my comments, but I figured …
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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Google Search gets a facelift
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Neomeme
Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple Board Members Bill Campbell, Millard Drexler, Albert Gore Jr., Arthur D. Levinson, Eric Schmidt and Jerry York today released the following statement  —  We are not going to enter into a public debate with Fred Anderson or his lawyer.  Steve Jobs cooperated fully with Apple's independent investigation …
Christopher MacManus / ATRACLife:
Sony to Release B100 Series Drag and Drop Walkman  —  In a stunning revelation brought forth to ATRACLife from trustworthy insiders, Sony is soon to debut a new flash-based Walkman to the world.  What differentiates this device from previous Walkmans is its absolute freedom in music transfer.
Business Wire:
TheStreet.com Acquires Stockpickr.com  —  Leading social networking site that shows you how the rich get richer  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—TheStreet.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSCM - News), a leading provider of financial commentary, analysis, research, news and financial ratings …
AppleInsider:
Apple to build new features into iPhone, Apple TV free of charge  —  Apple said Wednesday it will leverage its proven capability in the area of software development to gradually add new software features and applications to its iPhone and Apple TV products free of charge, providing its customers with the "greatest possible experience."
PR Newswire:
IAC Advertising Solutions Announces Contextual Advertising Product  —  Contextual advertising offering creates new revenue options for publishers, expands distribution options for Ask Sponsored Listings advertisers  —  OAKLAND, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC Advertising Solutions …
Dana Epp / Dana Epp's ramblings at the Sanctuary:
RunAs Radio interviews me about Cardspace  —  Recently I was interviewed by Richard Campbell and Greg Hughs on RunAsRadio.  You might have heard of Richard... he's also the host of .Net Rocks!.  Where .NET Rocks! is for developers, RunAsRadio is for IT Pros.
TalkBMC - opensville:
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source  —  Next week I'm leading the "Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft" panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference.  Naturally, I've been pondering the topic so I don't end up on stage with my pants around my ankles.
John Jackson / The Roanoke Times:
Covering the Tech shootings  —  Here are some notes about roanoke.com's coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings:  —  Traffic: Our traffic on Monday after the 9:40 e-mail was sent surged to some of the highest levels we've ever measured.  We had to work with our Internet Service Provider …
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
iPhone Q&A for AT&T employees
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
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