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1:05 PM ET, April 26, 2007

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Adobe opensources Flex (Exclusive Videos with Adobe)  —  This morning I met with several members of the Adobe Flex team.  —  Official News on Adobe's Site about Flex going Open Source.  —  I have two videos of our conversation:  —  1. Video of our conversation this morning.
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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.
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Adobe Flex goes open source  —  Adobe is announcing tonight that the Flex SDK will be open sourced under the Mozilla public license, the same license that they open sourced the Action Script VM under (the Tamarin project).  The move is just the latest in a trend of an increasingly open ecosystem around Flash …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to open-source Flash tool Flex  —  Adobe Systems plans to open-source Flex, its development framework for building Flash and Apollo-based applications.  —  The company on Wednesday is expected to announce the move, which will start when it releases a beta of the next version of Flex, code-named Moxie, in June.
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
Adobe open sources Flex
Discussion: kuwamoto.org
New York Times:
In Comments About Apple Chief, Questions of Motive  —  When Fred D. Anderson abruptly left Apple's board last October as questions about the company's stock options practices grew, a former federal regulator said it looked as if the board "threw Fred under the bus."
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Valleywag and The Next Net
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
More on IBM's Mainframe for Virtual Worlds  —  Following the news of the new mainframe platform for virtual worlds that IBM is working on, I had the chance to talk to David Gelardi, IBM's vice president of industry solutions, who is heading up the effort.  "This is a brand new way to support …
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Nick / Rough Type:
The new heavy metal
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
High-end servers point to new era in computing
Discussion: Raph's Website and 3pointD.com
Gizmodo:
PlayStation 3 Eyetoy No Longer Toy  —  The PlayStation EyeToy has grown up: today, it has officially been rechristened, simply, PlayStation Eye.  It will be out this summer, at an as-yet-unannounced price.  —  Judging from its appearance, function outweighs form.
Discussion: Kotaku, Crave, Joystiq and I4U News
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony announces PlayStation Eye webcam for PS3
Discussion: Gadgetell and digg
Duncan Martell / Reuters:
INTERVIEW - Jobs says Apple customers not into renting music  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs indicated on Wednesday he is unlikely to give in to calls from the music industry to add a subscription-based model to Apple's wildly popular iTunes online music store.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and MacUser
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Saving Links Through IM with Meshly  —  Meshly is not really like Twitter; it is not really like del.icio.us; and it is not really like digg.  But comparisons to all three are fair when trying to figure out just what exactly Meshly actually is.  Like Twitter, Meshly is an instant blogging application …
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Valleywag:
DODGEBALL: Aaaaand it's dead.  —  NICK DOUGLAS — Sometimes a product just dies, horribly and suddenly, as if it were unlucky enough to be under a falling piano, stepping into an empty elevator shaft, getting smacked upside the head with a very large rock.  It seems that's the fate of Dodgeball …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The obsolete interview  —  The interview is outmoded and needs to be rethought.  —  There's no better demonstration of this than the recriprocal snipes we've been seeing from and around Wired magazine from its attempt to interview people about Michael Arrington.  (If you know the tale, skip to the next paragraph.)
Discussion: Invisible Inkling
Christopher MacManus / ATRACLife:
Sony to Release B100 Series Drag and Drop Walkman  —  In a stunning revelation brought forth to ATRACLife from trustworthy insiders, Sony is soon to debut a new flash-based Walkman to the world.  What differentiates this device from previous Walkmans is its absolute freedom in music transfer.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
MySQL hits $50 million revenue, plans IPO  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—MySQL, purveyor of the open-source database of the same name, is on the road to becoming a publicly traded company, bolstered by $50 million in revenue in 2006.  —  "It's still in the pipeline," Chief Executive Marten Mickos …
Discussion: alarm:clock and rexduffdixon.com
AppleInsider:
Apple to build new features into iPhone, Apple TV free of charge  —  Apple said Wednesday it will leverage its proven capability in the area of software development to gradually add new software features and applications to its iPhone and Apple TV products free of charge, providing its customers with the "greatest possible experience."
Stace / Unwired View:
LG KE850 PRADA WAS JUST A BEGINNING  —  LG surprised everyone when it announced, then started shipping worlds first full touchscreen LG PRADA KE850 phone.  And did it well before overhyped Apple iPhone became available.  —  Now, a few recent LG patent filings indicate that LG Prada …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Joost Signs Major Advertisers  —  Online video platform Joost has signed three-month contracts with a group of 31 big brand advertisers, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Nike, General Motors and Visa.  It will offer these marketers traditional units such as :30 mid-roll spots as well as unique formats …
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Green IT: Why it matters  —  There's an environmental storm …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MPAA: We are committed to fair use, interoperability, and DRM
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Apple Zooms Past Rivals, With 88% Profit Growth
Charles / Channel 9:
Windows "Longhorn" Server Beta 3 Ships!!!
Anna Lagerkvist / Tech.co.uk:
Your PC could knock your GPS out
Discussion: Engadget, NaviGadget and Gizmodo
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Top Ten Reasons Why Web 2.0 Sucks
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance: Trailer and in game content
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Xbox 360 Fanboy
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Google and Privacy  —  Slashdot just pointed to an article …
Discussion: Bokardo, WebProNews and Matt Cutts
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Analysts: Microsoft's after Google's ad business
Susan Butler / Hollywood Reporter:
ASCAP blue after royalty ruling
Discussion: Techdirt and hypebot
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER  —  'Frienemy' Google Not a Threat (Yet) to Traditional Ad Sales
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Looking Perfect, One Pixel at a Time
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
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IAC Advertising Solutions Announces Contextual Advertising Product
Business Wire:
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