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11:25 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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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.
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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.
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
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to open-source Flash tool Flex  —  Adobe Systems plans to open-source Flex, its development framework for building Flash and Apollo-based applications.  —  The company on Wednesday is expected to announce the move, which will start when it releases a beta of the next version of Flex, code-named Moxie, in June.
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 …
Acoliver / blog.buni.org:
I eat crow: Flex to open source under Mozilla Public License
Josh Tynjala / Zeus Labs:   Breaking News! Flex Goes Open Source.
Mark Anders / Mark Anders' Blog:
Flex To Go Open Source!
Discussion: Compiler
Sho / kuwamoto.org:   Flex SDK being open sourced
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 …
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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs, saved by the rising stock
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Saving Links Through IM with Meshly  —  Meshly is not really like Twitter; it is not really like del.icio.us; and it is not really like digg.  But comparisons to all three are fair when trying to figure out just what exactly Meshly actually is.  Like Twitter, Meshly is an instant blogging application …
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."
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
MySQL hits $50 million revenue, plans IPO  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—MySQL, purveyor of the open-source database of the same name, is on the road to becoming a publicly traded company, bolstered by $50 million in revenue in 2006.  —  "It's still in the pipeline," Chief Executive Marten Mickos …
Discussion: alarm:clock and rexduffdixon.com
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.
Susan Butler / Hollywood Reporter:
ASCAP blue after royalty ruling  —  Several sources tell Billboard.biz that a federal court has ruled that there is no performance right for publishers and songwriters in a download.  The decision came during a proceeding to determine royalty rates between ASCAP and digital services AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo!.
Discussion: Techdirt and hypebot
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Looking Perfect, One Pixel at a Time  —  December may be more than seven months away, but that is barely enough time for purists to lose 20 pounds, grow out bad haircuts, clean up those blemishes, and get the photos to the printer in time to mail out holiday cards.
Valleywag:
DODGEBALL: Aaaaand it's dead.  —  NICK DOUGLAS — Sometimes a product just dies, horribly and suddenly, as if it were unlucky enough to be under a falling piano, stepping into an empty elevator shaft, getting smacked upside the head with a very large rock.  It seems that's the fate of Dodgeball …
Discussion: PSFK Trend: PSFK
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Analysts: Microsoft's after Google's ad business  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft may be older and bigger than Google, but it's Microsoft nipping at Google's heels and not the other way around, according to two Gartner analysts who closely follow the moves of the companies.
 
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FaceTime Enhances Skype Security
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