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3:47 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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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 …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Apple's Profit Skyrockets as Board Backs Jobs
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple's board defends Jobs amid hefty Q2 profits
Discussion: TechBlog and TechSpot News
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Apple 2Q '07 Earnings: Live Coverage
Discussion: Byte of the Apple
Jessica Dickler / CNNMoney.com:
Apple earnings soar
Discussion: The Next Net
TalkBMC - opensville:
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source  —  Next week I'm leading the "Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft" panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference.  Naturally, I've been pondering the topic so I don't end up on stage with my pants around my ankles.
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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.
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
Adobe open sources Flex  —  Last week while I was in San Francisco, I sat down for an hour with David Wadhwani, the VP of product development for Flex and Ely Greenfield, one of the Flex architects.  After I wrote my original post about open sourcing Flash, I got a note from David asking …
Discussion: kuwamoto.org
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Adobe Flex goes open source
Discussion: Mark Anders' Blog and kuwamoto.org
Robert Scoble / PodTech.net:
Breaking News: Adobe Flash (Flex) goes Open Source
Discussion: Channel 9
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked about some useful things I'd discovered about Google's Web History feature.  As you might expect, several commenters asked about various aspects of privacy for Web History.  I gave a quick response in my comments, but I figured …
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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Google Search gets a facelift
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Neomeme
Dana Epp / Dana Epp's ramblings at the Sanctuary:
RunAs Radio interviews me about Cardspace  —  Recently I was interviewed by Richard Campbell and Greg Hughs on RunAsRadio.  You might have heard of Richard... he's also the host of .Net Rocks!.  Where .NET Rocks! is for developers, RunAsRadio is for IT Pros.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Radically, transparently stupid  —  Maybe you've heard of Steve Rubel.  He's this smarmy PR guy from Edelman PR who thinks he's Mr. Know It All when it comes to blogging.  He's always talking about "radical transparency" even though, let's face it, he makes his living telling friggin lies.
Discussion: Valleywag
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
Live: All Things Digital  —  Go check out All Things Digital, the new online home of Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and John Paczkowski.  —  Walt and Kara have extended their highly regarded D Conference with a showcase site that wraps up all Walt's weekly columns and adds a new 'Mossblog' to the mix …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Yet another Microsoft search exec calls it quits  —  The shake-ups in Microsoft's search organization aren't over yet.  —  On April 24, Microsoft announced internally that Dane Glasgow, general manager for Live Search, is leaving the company to work for various nonprofits and spend more time with his family.
Business Wire:
TheStreet.com Acquires Stockpickr.com  —  Leading social networking site that shows you how the rich get richer  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—TheStreet.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSCM - News), a leading provider of financial commentary, analysis, research, news and financial ratings …
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
FaceTime Enhances Skype Security  —  New product manages VoIP program use and functions, possibly easing business worries about security.  —  A new security product has been released that manages certain aspects of Skype Ltd.'s VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) application …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links  —  Virus writers have been gaming Google's "sponsored links" — the paid ads shown alongside search engine results.  They are aiming to get their malicious software installed on computers whose users click onto ad links after searching for legitimate sites …
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
BEFORE YOU DECLARE EMAIL BANKRUPTCY...  Did you ever wish you could delete all your email without responding?  Maybe you can.  It's called email bankruptcy.  You realize you are never going to dig yourself out from under the pile of email in your inbox so you just declare that you won't.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
iPhone Q&A for AT&T employees  —  Not a lot here, but for those clammoring for any possible news about the iPhone, we got our hands on an internal AT&T iPhone Q&A document.  The highlights:  — With an iPhone you'll have access to Cingular's MyAccount via the device as well as via iTunes.
Discussion: MacUser, Infinite Loop and Crave
 
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