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Adobe MAX: Keynote Review
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Hey – I’m posting the first part of my keynote review now as the net access is a bit flakey. I will update this entry with an edit later in the keynote.

Adobe Gets Rich With Digital Editions

The people behind Flex and Flash think digital distribution of rich content needs an enlightened approach to generating, hosting, and protecting it.

Flash Player 9 Released for Linux

Adobe announced the release of the Flash Player 9 for Linux.

Adobe Includes Drag and Drop Flash Support in New Contribute Release

Entry-level and code-challenged webmasters now have a whole new set of tools to play with in the latest release of Adobe’s web publishing product. Contribute 4 now boasts improved blog publishing capability and unified web publishing along with support for Flash video.

Google Missing Important Marketing Angle

I was just over reading Steve Rubel’s blog where he links to a BusinessWeek article about Google and its struggles to improve its business.

Wheres the Bloggers on New Acrobat?

I thought that something like a new version of Adobe Acrobat, which, according to Google on a search for “PDF,” which is the file format produced by Acrobat, is found 2.5 billion times on the Web, would be covered more heavily than it is.

Adobe Unveils CS 2.3, Teases About CS3
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Adobe announced that Acrobat 8 Professional software will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium to support Adobe PDF workflows. In a separate indication, Adobe CS3, code-named “Red Pill,” is due out in Spring 2007.

Adobe Bows Ruby On Rails RIA SDK
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The SDK from Adobe combines the Ruby on Rails rich Internet application (RIA) framework with the Flex 2 technology and tools for web developers.

No Flash 9 Alpha For Linux

Everyone who has been anxiously awaiting a peek at Adobe’s Flash Player 9 for Linux will have to wait until a well-scrubbed beta release becomes available.

Adobe Calls For Flash Design Entries

The inaugural Y Design Awards 2006, launched as part of the London Design Festival, will take submissions until September 6th.

Adobe PHP SDK Takes An Update

After releasing the unofficial Adobe software development kit for PHP this week, Adobe’s Mike Potter noted that a few tweaks were needed with the SDK.

Flash Player Receives Update

After Fortinet called attention to two security flaws in Flash Player, Adobe has released an updated, fixed version. The new release will take users from the vulnerable v8.0.24.0 up to v9.0.16.0.

ColdFusion And Flex Builder Get Extensions

Adobe has released ColdFusion extensions for FlexBuilder 2 and MX 7 Updater 2.

Adobe Flex 2 Shows Its Muscle

The new Flex 2 environment represents Adobe’s effort to clean up browser-based development and make Flash Player 9 an even more desirable place for delivering business applications to consumers.

Adobe Boxes Up Google Toolbar

A multi-year deal between the two companies will see Adobe offer the Google Toolbar as an option for people who download the Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player.

Adobe’s Apollo Program

Offline applications have often been a thorn in the side of developers. Adobe is coming to the rescue – the company has begun work on a project, dubbed Apollo, which would allow developers to insert hooks for portability to offline clients.

Adobe Denies GoLive, Freehand Reports

Several web sites alleged that Adobe would dump its developer tools GoLive and Macromedia Freehand in favor of other products.

New Filter Forge Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Of interest to Adobe Photoshop users is this application (Beta)… here’s the skinny – Filter Forge can produce a wide range of textures and effects which include organic structures, metallic and rocky surfaces, distortions, abstract textures, repeating patterns, color corrections, and more.

Flash Cannes Make Filmmakers Better

As part of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in France, Adobe will pair student filmmakers with professionals to create documentaries on their Cannes experiences.

Microsoft’s Patch For Flash Player Flops

Microsoft made a step this week towards working cooperatively with other applications, but it resulted in a decidedly less than a positive outcome. A patch for the Adobe Flash Player, offered through the Windows Update service, seems to create more problems than it resolves.

Adobe Takes Flash Professional 8 On Tour

Adobe Systems Inc. is taking their Macromedia Flash Professional 8 on tour. The free “Roadshow,” reaching Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, will preview the software to creative professionals, and demonstrate how to use new features in the program.