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12:50 PM ET, April 13, 2006

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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils Web-based calendar app  —  Google on Thursday plans to unveil a much-anticipated, free Web-based calendar application that is expected to heat up the race with Yahoo and Microsoft.  —  The free Web-based Google Calendar, allows users to build online calendars …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Calendar is Live  —  Google Calendar has officially gone live at calendar.google.com.  A tour of Calendar is available here.  —  Dave Winer may have been the first to write about it on Scripting.com.  CNET also has a story.  —  My first impression - It's fast, slick and stable.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Calendar Makes an Impressive Debut  —  Google has released its long-rumored calendar service, offering an appealing set of features that makes it easy to keep track of your own schedule and share calendars with others.  —  It's an impressive new service, though not without rough edges.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Calendar Almost There  —  Someone who is gotten spoilt by 30Boxes and Zimbra's calendaring application, Google Calendar is going to look pretty mundane.  However, for main stream users looking for a simple web-based calendar that is easy to use, Google Calendar, announced earlier today, seems to be quite capable.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Review: Google Calendar  —  Looks like Google Calendar is live: you can sign up here.  Remember my disclaimer: I'm speaking only for myself, not for Google on this post.  But it's live and other folks are talking about it, so let's take a look.  To try it out, I added the sessions that I'll …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Calendar Goes Live  —  Google Calendar is officially live now.  The service is very slow at the moment but worked for me (I'm not sure but I suppose everyone with a Google Account can get inside - though if you're unlucky, you'll get a "Calendar is unavailable right now, please try again in a few moments").
google.com:
Share your events with an individual, a group, or the whole world  —  If your website mentions events - including reservations, appointments and shows - Google Calendar can help you stay on people's radar.  You can let people quickly add single events from your site to their calendars …
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Business Wire:
Think Partnership Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire IceRocket.com, a Leading Blog Search Engine  —  NORTHBROOK, Ill.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 13, 2006—Think Partnership Inc. ("THK") (AMEX:THK - News); the Company) today announced that the Company has entered into a letter of intent to acquire IceRocket.com …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista won't show fancy side to pirates  —  Windows Vista plans to offer you spiffy new graphics, as long as you're not a pirate.  —  With the new operating system, Microsoft is offering plenty of new graphics tricks, including translucent windows, animated flips between open programs and …
Barry J. Doyle / tabletpcreviewspot.com:
Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC w/ Core Duo - Our Full Review (pics, specs)  —  Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC - Speedy to the Core/s  —  There is some great news for Tablet PC users.  Strap on your rocket boots because the new Toshiba Portege M400 with Intel Core Duo technology is sure to take you for a flight.
Evan Eisenberg / Slate:
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PR Newswire:
MetroFi Selected to Deliver Free Wireless Internet Access to City of Portland  —  First Citywide Municipal Wi-Fi Network in the State of Oregon  —  PORTLAND, Ore., April 12 /PRNewswire/ — MetroFi, the leader in designing, building and operating free citywide Wi-Fi networks …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Phony kids, virtual sex  —  In the increasingly popular, adults-only virtual world called "Second Life," a player can pretend to be a bear, an elf or just about anything else he or she imagines.  —  But even in the open-minded "Second Life" community, what people consider to be acceptable may have its limits.
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Peter / The Local Onliner:
Google Local to Be Lead by Classified Ventures Exec  —  Sam Sebastian, a longtime veteran of Classified Ventures' Homescape real estate vertical, is the new head of Google Local.  In the new position, Sebastian might build bridges to newspapers.  But he also poses something of a threat …
 
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