News.com Daily Podcast: Adobe puts its tech chops on display

Adobe shows off ambitious Acrobat; Major League Baseball strikes out in IP dispute; and Yahoo's pay plan leaks.

Adobe shows off ambitious Acrobat; Major League Baseball strikes out in IP dispute; and Yahoo's pay plan leaks.
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While Google and Microsoft get most of the attention when it comes to online office suites, Adobe Systems is slowly but surely getting onto the radar. What you've got here is the makings of a very interesting alternative for computer users who have, until now, been accustomed to choosing from a menu with only two basic offerings.

CNET's Elsa Wenzel, who has been reviewing Adobe's latest beta release, talks about where the company is taking its technology .

Major League Baseball was hoping it would receive help from the Supreme Court in its dispute with a fantasy baseball company. Unfortunately for MLB, it was never ahead in the count .

We all know Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and his team were keen on extracting as high a price as possible from Microsoft, and newly released documents underscore just how far the company was willing to go to make that happen.

Today's stories:

Mars lander's robotic arm makes contact

Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap

Microsoft's Robbie Bach 'thought about killing' Surface

Minnesota town tells Google Maps to get lost

Supreme Court rejects fantasy baseball dispute

Exec: Ad industry must think small to tap social sites

New metrics, user controls for Facebook's platform

Mars lander's robotic arm makes contact

Yahoo fails to keep pay plan details secret

Phoenix Mars Lander Web site hacked

Asus officially announces Eee Box details

 

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