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7:30 AM ET, October 1, 2007

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Raises The Stakes For Web Documents With Buzzword and Share  —  The list of companies offering free, Web-based word processors just got longer.  Today, Adobe is entering the Webtop game (watch out, Microsoft Office) with its announcement that it will purchase Boston-based startup Virtual Ubiquity, the company behind Buzzword.
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Adobe:
Adobe to Acquire Virtual Ubiquity  —  For immediate release  —  Collaborative Online Word Processor, Buzzword, builds on Adobe AIR Momentum  —  ADOBE MAX 2007, CHICAGO — October 1, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement …
Discussion: The Register and VentureBeat
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
ADOBE'S NEW WORD PROCESSOR: GORGEOUS BUT UNDERPOWERED
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Adobe joins rest of industry in going for Microsoft's throat
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Adobe Unleashes Media Player to the Public
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Acquires Virtual Ubiquity - Enters Web Office Fray
Discussion: ZDNet and Ryan Stewart
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finally unveils its answer to Google Docs  —  After months of speculation about what it would do to stave off potential encroachments on its Office turf by Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Microsoft has spelled out its strategy: Office Live Workspace.  —  Office Live Workspace is …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Helps Businesses Achieve More with Better Connected Computing  —  Q&A: Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft's Business Division, outlines how the company's new services offerings and investments help overcome the challenges of information overload, as well as connecting …
Discussion: Mobility Site
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
MICROSOFT, ADOBE LAUNCH DOCUMENT SHARING SERVICES
Discussion: GigaOM and Read/WriteWeb
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Techmeme Leaderboard To Launch, Attacking Technorati's Last Stronghold  —  Blog search engine Technorati's founding CEO is gone, its traffic party has ended and its core search functionality is under long term fire from competitors like Google Blog Search, Ask.com and Sphere (among others).
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Radiohead's New/Old Business Model: Free Music  —  Alterna-band Radiohead will give away its new album via digital download.  The band is ostensibly giving fans the chance to pay what they think "In Rainbows" is worth; in practice that means they're willing to take almost nothing …
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Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Radiohead Fans to Name Their Price for New Album  —  In an unusual test for the music industry's transition to digital sales, the superstar British rock band Radiohead said its much anticipated new album will initially be available only as a digital download on the band's Web site — with fans choosing the price they are willing to pay.
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Think Different: Think Again, Apple  —  I shed a tear while watching the video after the jump.  Watch ^ first then the subsequent one.  Awesome.  —  This entry was posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 10:26 pm and is filed under Tags: apple, think different, video, YouTube.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Day 76: The Yahoo Revival Meeting (Starring His Digital Holiness Steve Jobs)!  —  What do you do when you want to inject a little inspiration into a company that needs a lot of it?  —  Do you hold an all-day meeting of top execs where you actually outline specific goals and exhibit better leadership?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Launches: Video Interview With Mike Volpi  —  Joost, the impeccably pedigreed, funded, and hyped Internet TV platform is releasing its software to the general public on Monday.  For those of you beta testers (like us) who've griped about the reliability and usability of the application …
Discussion: BoomTown, ParisLemon and Gadgetell
John Markoff / New York Times:
Service Helps Friends Share Their Online Discoveries  —  Four software designers who were instrumental in the creation of Google's popular e-mail and mapping services have founded a new company with the intent of making it easy for people to find out what Web material their friends are enjoying.
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia in Talks to Acquire Navteq  —  Interest in a Deal Reflects  —  As Threat to Handsets Rises  —  Finnish mobile-phone giant Nokia Corp. last night was deep in discussions to purchase navigation-software maker Navteq Corp., people familiar with the matter said, marking what would be one of its largest-ever corporate acquisitions.
Discussion: mocoNews.net and I4U News
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
A day on the Surface: a hands-on look at Microsoft's new computing platform  —  New paradigms  —  It's not often that one gets a chance to attend a demonstration of a new method of human-computer interaction.  Having been too young to witness the development of the command line in the 1950s …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
At Starbucks, Songs of Instant Gratification  —  Like that song you hear playing at Starbucks, but just cannot wait until you get to a computer to download the song?  —  Starting tomorrow at certain Starbucks stores, a person with an iPhone or iTunes software loaded onto a laptop can download …
Discussion: Wikinomics and BloggingStocks
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Sony Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 1,000,000:1 contrast starting December 1st
Discussion: Tech Blog and I4U News
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Tunesquare: Support artists, download free music
San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley CEOs offer their predictions
Discussion: 901am and Mashable!
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Happy 30th birthday, Atari 2600!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Playyoo Offers Peek Of Its YouTube For Mobile Games
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bitgravity Officially Launches The Content Delivery Network …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iPhone protest vid uses Apple's own words to support the "crazy ones"
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Digg
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Use My Photo? Not Without Permission
Discussion: Wikipedia Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
PlayStation 3 getting holiday makeover: $399 PS3 rumor has legs
Discussion: I4U News
Financial Times:
FT.com pioneers change to charging
Howard Owens:
Twelve things journalists can do to save journalism
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Payloads for Twitter, round two
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
iRobot and the Frankenstein Complex
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
Apple Users Talking Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Locking
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple posts iPhone Human Interface Guidelines
Discussion: Digg
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Third Internet Tablet a slider - Confirmed!
 

 
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