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3:45 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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slingmedia.com:
Sling Media Announces Support for new Ultra-Mobile PC  —  Hannover, Germany - March 9, 2006 —Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle products company, today announced a customized version of its SlingPlayer software, designed specifically for products based on the Ultra-Mobile PC.
Lora / What Is New:
Step up to the plate with UMPC apps
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
I already have an Ultra-Mobile PC: It's called a Newton
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Joystiq
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 " …
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".
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Didn't Get That Wedding Gift?  Blame The Search Engines!  —  Search engines are appearing to be indexing gift registries and ranking them well enough to be found by unsuspecting online consumers.  This causes the registry to show that people have ordered an item or two that the bride and groom have never received.
Discussion: Techdirt
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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
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 …
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
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
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.
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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Forbes:
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Almost iPod, but in the End a Samsung
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Discussion: Kotaku
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
American Airlines subpoenas Google, YouTube