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2:00 AM ET, October 1, 2007

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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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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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Adobe joins rest of industry in going for Microsoft's throat  —  Adobe tonight is announcing that they've bought Virtual Ubiquity, makers of the very cool BuzzWord (which is now open for public trials).  For the details, go and see TechCrunch's post cause I'm too lazy to write up all the news word-for-word …
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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 …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Acquires Virtual Ubiquity - Enters Web Office Fray  —  Adobe has acquired Waltham, Mass.-based Virtual Ubiquity for an undisclosed sum, and in doing so has officially entered the web office fray.  Virtual Ubiquity are the creators of Buzzword, an online, collaborative word processing application powered by Adobe's Flex framework.
Discussion: ZDNet, O'Reilly Radar and Ryan Stewart
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
ADOBE'S NEW WORD PROCESSOR: GORGEOUS BUT UNDERPOWERED  —  Adobe has acquired Virtual Ubiquity's BuzzWord, a Web-based Flash word processor (news story).  There are a lot of online productivity suites and apps right now—see Google, Zoho, ThinkFree, for example.  What does BuzzWord offer?
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Unleashes Media Player to the Public  —  Adobe will today release to the public for the first time their Adobe Media Player on the Adobe Labs site.  It will be released as a public beta, with a final version scheduled for the first half of next year.  We first covered AMP when it was announced …
Discussion: PC World
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
MICROSOFT, ADOBE LAUNCH DOCUMENT SHARING SERVICES
Discussion: 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).
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
Apple Users Talking Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Locking  —  You bought the iPhone, you paid for it, but now Apple is telling you how you have to use it, and if you don't do things they way they say, they're going to lock it.  Turn it into a useless "brick."  Is this any way to treat a customer?
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Use My Photo?  Not Without Permission  —  THIS is no "star is born" story for the digital age, though at first it may seem like one.  —  One moment, Alison Chang, a 15-year-old student from Dallas, is cheerfully goofing around at a local church-sponsored car wash, posing with a friend for a photo.
Discussion: Wikipedia Blog
Megan McIlroy / AdAge:
No Indie Digital Agency Is Safe From Sir Martin  —  WPP Closing in on Blast Radius Acquisition  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Martin Sorrell's gone from wire shopping carts to digital-ad baron.  —  WPP Group, one of the most aggressive holding companies when it comes to snapping up digital-technology firms …
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
Financial Times:
FT.com pioneers change to charging  —  FT.com, the internet arm of the Financial Times, will on Monday announce an innovative charging system and a major expansion of the site, fuelling debate about newspapers' online business models.  —  Newspapers have until now chosen between offering their content free …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple posts iPhone Human Interface Guidelines  —  The iPhone may be limited to running web apps and services instead of true native apps for now, but Apple can still give developers a nudge in the right direction when designing their UI and experience.  A new iPhone Human Interface Guidelines …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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