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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Edgeio Launches, Finally  —  So much has been written about Edgeio, that it is hard to add anything new to the conversation.  The big news is that, it has finally gone live.  Go try it out for yourself.  —  Edgeio is a company co-founded byMike Arrington, who writes the influential Web 2.0 blog …
Keith Teare / edgeio corporation:
edgeio has gone live  —  Just a heads up to those of you who have been helping us during the preview phase of edgeio.  —  Tonight (Sunday 26 Febrary 2006) at midnight Pacific time we removed the password from edgeio and it is available, worldwide, for all users.  —  Om Malik was the first to post about this.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Is Microsoft Dropping Cryptic Hints About a New Gadget?  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 — A cryptic Web site that was set up by Microsoft but does not bear its name appears to hint that the company will reveal information about a new consumer product on Thursday.
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Origami: Will it Walk the Walk?  —  I tried hard not to write about the latest rumor craze in the blogosphere, I really did.  But I failed.  —  I failed because it's starting to dawn on me that, notwithstanding the dazed and confused manner in which Office Live was ramped up and released, Microsoft may actually have a marketing plan.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
WTF 2.0  —  The worst thing about all the Web 2.0 hype is the complete loss of business perspective.  There's a few companies out there that seem to get it but just about every other new website I've seen lately is nothing but features parading as businesses.
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
Blog Epitaphs?  Get Me Rewrite!  —  Rumors of Blogs' Demise Are Exaggerated,  —  But a Lot Less Obsession Would Be Healthy  —  Maybe you've heard: Blogs are a vanishing fad — this year's digital Pet Rock.  Or a business bubble about to pop. Or a sucker's bet for new-media fame seekers.
A very fruity sauvignon blog  —  Robert Watts explains how clever use of the internet has fired sales of a South African winery  —  Deep in the South African fynbos or bush lies the Doolhof valley, a remote place that takes its name from the Afrikaans for labyrinth.
Fred / A VC:
PersonalDNA - A Cool New Web Service  —  Have you ever taken a "Myers-Briggs" personality study?  It's enlightening for sure, but takes a long time to complete and isn't very interactive.  I'd love to have the ability to look at someone's personality profile before hiring them …
Matt Marshall / Mercury News:
Ethanol in the spotlight  —  With the nation seeking ways to clean up the environment and reduce dependence on foreign oil, ethanol is suddenly getting fresh buzz.  —  Ethanol, a fuel made out of crops like corn and sugar, shows promise because it produces fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline …
Discussion: Techdirt and SiliconBeat
Germany's Magix considers IPO in first-half 2006  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German software firm Magix is considering an initial public offering of shares in the first half of the year to fund expansion, it said, which could be one of the first larger market debuts in Germany this year.
James Gross / The Story of Feedster:
Full Text Feeds  —  There has been a lot of conversation in the blog world about full text feeds vs. partial text feeds.  The main issue seems to be the overall ability of a publisher to monetize people reading their content, and some publishers feel that full text feed syndication is not the best solution for generating ad revenue.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and ben barren
David Chappell:
Making Loose Coupling Real: The Need for Interoperable Queued Messaging  —  Assertions that web services are loosely coupled have always rung hollow to me.  Everyone seems to have a unique view of what loose coupling means, although rigorous definitions are scarce.
Techemaster / TechEBlog:
Top 10 Strangest iPod Accessories  —  You've seen the "Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players", now our editors bring you the "Top 10 Strangest iPod Accessories".  —  10. Wurlitzer's iPod Jukebox  —  Enjoy listening to music from your iPod in a whole new way with Wurlitzer's "One More Time" Jukebox.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Stone:
Google Links, and calendar!!  —  I was bored and so nosed around the source of Gmail and I found some code refering to bookmarks/links - the resulting page says: … Nothing too fancy here, I thought.  Just links to other Google Services: Blogger, orkut, Groups, Image search, etc.
The Blog:
Another Brand Retirement of Note: Teoma  —  With all of the focus on our flagship brand changing, we wanted to point out another brand shift we'll be making soon: we are rolling the Teoma brand in to Ask, pointing the domain to
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain:
Aussie tech journalists want to game tech.memeorandum  —  I'm sitting in the "media room" at Phil Sim's MediaConnect Forum in QLD (mostly because it has aircon and wireless).  Around the table are a variety of Aussie tech journos, including Phil Sim, Mark Jones and Charles Wright and I'm listening …
Discussion: Bleeding Edge and Filtered
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Is your company seeing a bozo explosion?  —  Guy Kawasaki gives some great advice to those of us who work in companies "how to prevent a bozo explosion."  —  #9 got a little close to home.  Anyway, one thing that I will always appreciate about Bill Gates is that he lets me walk around Microsoft …
Dan Pourhadi / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPod video "spy shot" a fake  —  Well, well, looky here: Turns out that widely-distributed image of thesupposed 6G "true video" iPod was a total and utter f-a-k-e fake.  MacRumors points to this video(YouTube) that documents the creation of the original image, and this blogpost right here shows why the second pic is also afake.

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