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10:50 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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   The Barbarians Are At The Gate, But Microsoft Moves To Protect Office Revenues
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Adobe joins rest of industry in going for Microsoft's throat
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
ADOBE'S NEW WORD PROCESSOR: GORGEOUS BUT UNDERPOWERED
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Read/WriteWeb
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Adobe Unleashes Media Player to the Public
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.
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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: ParisLemon
Billboard:
Radiohead Asks Fans To Name Price For New Album
Discussion: Boing Boing, Techdirt and Wikinomics
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
Nokia:
Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ  — The combined entity would create a leading global player in the fast growing location based services market  — NAVTEQ to support existing customers as before  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia and NAVTEQ today announced a definitive agreement for Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ.
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Reuters:
Nokia Offers $8.1 Billion for Navteq
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia in Talks to Acquire Navteq
Discussion: mocoNews.net and I4U News
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).
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
IPhone: Unbricked iPhones Now Fully Working, Calls Included (UPDATED: Works with Both Paid Software Unlock and TurboSIM)  —  Last Saturday we reported on how to unbrick an unlocked iPhone.  Today we have discovered that you can send and receive calls, SMS and mails too, as well as surf the web with it.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and PalmAddicts
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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 …
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia unlocks anti-Apple campaign  —  The quartet of posters above was photographed in New York city over the weekend by a MacRumors forum jockey.  Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen Nokia pounce on Apple foibles, and it certainly won't be the last.
KathrynV / dslreports.com:
AT&T Censors Customers' Negative Opinions  —  Don't respond to this post if you want to keep your AT&T connection  —  Most people don't read the fine print in their consumer contracts but those who do have noticed something about AT&T's new terms of service.
Discussion: GigaOM and Ars Technica
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
 
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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