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9:15 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 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: Channel 9, 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
Discussion: InfoWorld
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Adobe Unleashes Media Player to the Public
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 …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
MICROSOFT, ADOBE LAUNCH DOCUMENT SHARING SERVICES
Discussion: GigaOM and Read/WriteWeb
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 …
Discussion: Boing Boing and ParisLemon
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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.
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).
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.
Discussion: Google Operating System and A VC
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Sony Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 1,000,000:1 contrast starting December 1st  —  It's here friends, Sony's Drive teaser is none other than their 3-mm thin, 1,000,000:1 OLED TV, just announced official with a December 1st Japanese retail date.  The 11-inch SonyDrive XEL-1 set features …
Discussion: Tech Blog and I4U News
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
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 …
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
 
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
IPhone: Unbricked iPhones Now Fully Working, Calls Included
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Tunesquare: Support artists, download free music
San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley CEOs offer their predictions
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Happy 30th birthday, Atari 2600!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Playyoo Offers Peek Of Its YouTube For Mobile Games
Discussion: Mashable!
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
A day on the Surface: a hands-on look at Microsoft's new computing platform
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bitgravity Officially Launches The Content Delivery Network …
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
iPhone protest vid uses Apple's own words to support the "crazy ones"
 Earlier Items: 
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Use My Photo? Not Without Permission
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Bay And Bessemer Add $25 Million In Monetary Muscle Behind Force.com
Discussion: InfoWorld and VentureBeat
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
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple posts iPhone Human Interface Guidelines
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Third Internet Tablet a slider - Confirmed!
 

 
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