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2:50 PM ET, March 10, 2006

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Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
OneNote and Origami  —  You may have heard some of the buzz about the Origami project - an ultra-mobile PC initiative that Microsoft is spearheading.  You can learn more about it here.  In summary it is a lightweight (<2lb) kind of Tablet PC with a touch screen which you can use with your fingernail or any pointed object.
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Lora / What Is New:
Step up to the plate with UMPC apps
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
I already have an Ultra-Mobile PC: It's called a Newton
Discussion: Joystiq and Bink.nu
Dennis Rice / GottaBeMobile.com:
Ultra-Mobile PC Accessories are coming out....
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Writely Raspberry  —  Check out Memeorandum on Google's Writely acquisition.  If you expand the discussion area, pretty much the entire first page becomes Google-bought-Writely nattering.  To my subjective way of looking at things, Writely is officially the most buzzed-about story in recent blog-o-sphere history.
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Phil Sim / Squash:
Google 'Lighthouse?' centre of the online universe  —  One of things that came out of the Google Analyst briefing presentation was a project Google is working on called Lighthouse.  —  This is what we were able to glean: … And: … Richard McManus speculated that it might be a " …
Phil Sim / Squash:
Google/Writely points to online/offline future  —  UPDATE: I've just woken up to find the Google/Writely thing was on the money.  —  The Great Om reckons there's a rumour floating around about Google buying Writely.I've got some thoughts (surprise, surprise)...
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Google buys Web word-processing technology
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and Mark Evans
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Amazon Considering Downloads  —  Amazon.com is in talks with three Hollywood studios about starting a service that would allow consumers to download movies and TV shows for a fee and burn them onto DVD's, according to three people briefed on the discussions.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Panasonic announces 4GB SDHC SD card  —  We're not sure why they keepworking on ancient memory card formats like SecureDigital (if it's not thumbnail-sized or smaller, we're notinterested), but advances in this venerable format continue unabated, with cards now trickling out that support the newSDHC …
Discussion: SCI FI Tech
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Tony Smith / reghardware.co.uk:
Panasonic preps 4GB SD HC card
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Lover's Cups  —  Jackie Lee and Hyemin Chung of MIT Media Lab have a great project called Lover's Cups, a wireless-enabled pair of drinking glasses.  Each cup can tell when someone is drinking from the other; when both are being used they glow to "celebrate this virtual kiss".
Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
Beauty and the Geek  —  Today I present guest writer Brad Weed, Product Design Manager of the Office Design Group.  He leads the team of designers responsible for the new Office 2007 skins I introduced yesterday.  —  Today's Guest Writer: Brad Weed  —  Coming off the season finale …
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog:
These Dada Sneakers Were Made For...Music  —  Move over Oakley Thump MP3 sunglasses.  There's a new wearable MP3 system to stomp the competition.  —  Dada Footwear is launching a wireless footwear system dubbed, "Code M."  The Code M System delivers both audio and data—through your sneakers!
Discussion: SCI FI Tech and PSFK
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dada unleashes "Code M" MP3 shoes on an unsuspecting populace
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
New 'Ghost Recon' Title Gives Xbox Users A True 360 View  —  Title utilizes machine's power to show multiple views of same battle scene.  —  Back in the '90s when people were still playing the first PlayStation, the promise of a PS2 held the potential that games could look so good they might resemble the movie "Toy Story."
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Who Gave Google Permission to be the Judge and Jury of Mobile Content?  —  Big Picture Advertising pointed to an entry on the Google Blog that I must have missed first time around.  —  If you use your mobile to search for something with Google and then click through to that site …
Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Blogging is crucial to SAP's attack Oracle plan  —  Part 3 of interview with Jeff Nolan, one of SAP's top strategists.  —  Part 2 is here and it discusses SAP's competitive landscape.  —  "We believe we have at least a two year head start on Oracle, our main competitor.
Forbes:
#1 William Gates III  —  Residence: Medina, Washington, United States, North America  —  Microsoft's chief visionary moving further away from day-to-day corporate work.  For the first time did not offer a strategy outlook at last year's financial analyst meeting.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Dan Warne / apcmag.com:
Microsoft bombshell: no EFI support for Vista  —  Microsoft revealed today that it will not support EFI booting for Windows Vista on its launch.  The news will be a shock for owners of Intel Macs who had hoped they would be able to dual-boot between Windows Vista and OS X. Intel Macs only support booting via EFI.
ABCNEWS:
Accoona Relaunches 'AI Search' Engine  —  Accoona Corp. relaunched its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based search engine portal on Wednesday, targeting media outlets and businesses.  —  Bary Alyssa Johnson - PC Magazine  —  Accoona Corp. relaunched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Forbes:
#27 Larry Page  —  Residence: San Francisco, California, United States, North America  —  University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts / Science  —  Stanford University, Master of Science  —  With partner Sergey Brin, billionaire founders inspiration behind quirky, smarty-pants culture of Google.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Firefox to get phishing shield  —  update An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google.  —  The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year …
 
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MoCoCa: RFID-chipped phones as house keys
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Rising Frustration with Microsoft's Compensation and Review System
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