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October 3rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

Microsoft unveils 2nd Generation Zune.  Too bad it still isn’t as great as the iPod but at least its a half step forward.  "The new stuff includes a Zune Pad navigation button, which uses wifi to sync music, movies and photos wirelessly as well as with your PC. This competes directly with Apple’s iTouch, which does not yet support videos for wifi. There may also be a new store for Zune users to purchase content. Much of the Zune’s software and the device’s design has been rebuilt from scratch, as Microsoft has partnered with Toshiba and MusicNet to bring a better model for the 2nd Gen." (Kristen Nicole, Mashable )

Adobe shows more of Photoshop Express.  Adobe has already announced that they will be releasing an online image manipulation program and today they show us more at the Adobe MAX conference in Chicago. " During a sneak peek session at its Max 2007 developer conference, Adobe product manager Geoff Baum gave a demo of Photoshop Express, the Flash-based image editor that runs inside a Web browser." (Martin LaMonica, WebWare )

UC Berkley uses YouTube for lectures. " The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web’s No.1 video-sharing site." (Greg Sandoval, Webware )

Google Pulls out ads on Orkut. "Perhaps this is proof that social networking ads aren’t big earners: Google has pulled all AdSense ads from Orkut. They’re now calling the deployment of ads on the search engine’s popular social network a “test” run, and the decision to pull all ads suggests that the test didn’t deliver high returns." (Pete Cashmore, Mashable