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6:10 PM ET, March 10, 2006

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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.
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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.
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 InsideMicrosoft
Dennis Rice / GottaBeMobile.com:
Ultra-Mobile PC Accessories are coming out....
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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
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#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.
Damien Barrett / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Another Roadblock in Dual-Booting Mac OS X & Vista  —  Thosehoping to be able to dual-boot the Intel Macs once Microsoft ships Vista (late this year?) may have to wait a bitlonger.  Today, Dan Warne of APC Magazinereported that Microsoft has announced that the first version of Vista …
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.
Fractals of Change:
AT&T is Ripping Off American Soldiers  —  It's bad enough that they overcharge domestic customers but we have alternatives.  The soldiers don't because, according to The Prepaid Press, AT&T has an EXCLUSIVE contract to put payphones in PBXes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Discussion: broadband
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Bruce Stewart / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony:
AT&T Gouging U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
Discussion: Fractals of Change
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.
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 …
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 " …
Discussion: Rational rants
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".
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 …
Michele / Kevin Kelly:
Consensus Web Filters  —  What's new?  —  Like a lot of people, I find that the web is becoming my main source of news.  Some of the sites I read are published by individuals, but I find the most informative sites are those published by groups of writers/editors/correspondents, including those put out by Main Steam Media (MSM).
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SkypeMe Your eBay Bids  —  When eBay bought Skype last year for a whopping $4.1 billion ($2.6 billion in stock/cash and rest as an earn out) my theory is that the first step in integration of the two companies would be adding a Skype Me feature for all sellers on the eBay system.  Well, time to say, told you so.
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
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
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.
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
 
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