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2:25 PM 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.
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
Discussion: kuwamoto.org
New York Times:
In Comments About Apple Chief, Questions of Motive  —  When Fred D. Anderson abruptly left Apple's board last October as questions about the company's stock options practices grew, a former federal regulator said it looked as if the board "threw Fred under the bus."
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Valleywag and The Next Net
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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs, saved by the rising stock  —  Thursday will mark a red-letter day for Apple: For the first time its stock will rise above $100 a share, a tenfold increase in a little more than three years.  Think about that: If Google had risen that much since its IPO, it would be trading at $850.
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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Sun and I.B.M. to Offer New Class of High-End Servers  —  Sun Microsystems and I.B.M. plan to introduce specialized high-end server systems on Thursday that provide fresh evidence of a new era in computing.  —  The Sun machine — an ultra-fast video server designed by the company's co-founder …
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
More on IBM's Mainframe for Virtual Worlds
John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
High-end servers point to new era in computing
Discussion: Raph's Website and 3pointD.com
Nick / Rough Type:
The new heavy metal
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Sony announces video chat add-on for PS3  —  Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new accessory for its PlayStation 3 console that is designed to improve and enhance in-game communication.  —  Called the PlayStation Eye, the device is a camera-microphone hybrid that connects …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku, Crave and TechSpot News
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony announces PlayStation Eye webcam for PS3
Discussion: digg
Duncan Martell / Reuters:
INTERVIEW - Jobs says Apple customers not into renting music  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs indicated on Wednesday he is unlikely to give in to calls from the music industry to add a subscription-based model to Apple's wildly popular iTunes online music store.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, MacUser and Podcasting News
Kyle Monson / PC Magazine:
10 Useless Firefox Extensions  —  They might be good for a laugh, but these Firefox add-ons aren't good for much else.  —  Just a few short years ago, Mozilla's Firefox browser was a grassroots upstart, struggling for its share of the browser market.  Today, it's a serious threat to the once-omnipotent Internet Explorer's throne.
Discussion: Download Squad and AppScout
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 …
Stace / Unwired View:
LG KE850 PRADA WAS JUST A BEGINNING  —  LG surprised everyone when it announced, then started shipping worlds first full touchscreen LG PRADA KE850 phone.  And did it well before overhyped Apple iPhone became available.  —  Now, a few recent LG patent filings indicate that LG Prada …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Seeking Alpha:
Apple F2Q07 (Qtr End 3/31/07) Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Nancy Paxton - Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance  —  Peter Oppenheimer - Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator
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 …
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.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Joost Signs Major Advertisers  —  Online video platform Joost has signed three-month contracts with a group of 31 big brand advertisers, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Nike, General Motors and Visa.  It will offer these marketers traditional units such as :30 mid-roll spots as well as unique formats …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The obsolete interview  —  The interview is outmoded and needs to be rethought.  —  There's no better demonstration of this than the recriprocal snipes we've been seeing from and around Wired magazine from its attempt to interview people about Michael Arrington.  (If you know the tale, skip to the next paragraph.)
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Exec: Music labels "about to cave in the next six months" on DRM
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Green IT: Why it matters  —  There's an environmental storm …
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