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7:15 AM ET, August 28, 2006

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Aaron Ricadela / InformationWeek:
In Depth: Google Discloses Plans For Long-Awaited Office Suite, First Components Due This Week  —  Google will try to capitalize on collaboration options that Microsoft Office is lacking.  But Microsoft has its own plan to shore up the vulnerability.  —  For such sharp rivals …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google Office 'version 1.0' debuts  —  Google doesn't yet have an Office 2.0-a full suite of hosted productivity applications aimed at the Microsoft Office crowd, especially the small- and medium-sized firms-but starting tomorrow companies or organizations can deploy Google email, calendar …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google expands into business software market  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) is making a concerted move beyond search and advertising into the business software market, starting with a set of Web programs for e-mail, scheduling and communications, it said on Sunday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Apps For My Domian, No Thank You  —  A few weeks ago, GigaOM got an invite for the beta version of the much anticipated Google Apps for Your Domain offering.  It seems like such a great idea for early stage companies like ours or small and medium sized businesses.
Discussion: Online Marketing Blog
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google to Offer Services for Businesses  —  Further extending its efforts beyond search technology, Google plans to announce Monday that it will offer software providing a range of online services for business users.  —  The company, which has gradually been adding to its arsenal of services …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Makes Its Move: Office 2.0  —  Google has deployed the first pieces of its upcoming Office suite.  They've launched Google Apps for your Domain, a set of Google services targeted to small and mid sized companies.  With the new service, companies can use Gmail, Talk, Calendar and Page Creator under a single control panel.
Discussion: SlashGear
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google sticks its toe into enterprise waters (is Google hiding from bloggers?)  —  Remember on Friday when I was talking about big-company PR?  Yeah, Google went to the New York Times to leak tomorrow's announcement of new business-focused services.  Information Week got a good look too.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google offers hosted communications applications  —  Starting Monday, organizations will be able to offer members or employees Web-based e-mail, calendar, chat and Web page publishing hosted by Google for free.  —  Google plans to announce on Monday a beta version of Google Apps for Your Domain …
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Google Makes Its Move  —  Dan Farber reports on tomorrow's release of Google Apps for Your Domain, a grouping of online applications Google hopes will allow it to compete with Microsoft's highly entrenched Office suite.  —  The initial package will contain email, calendar, IM, and web site creation applications.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Microsoft Office vs. Web 2.0 upstarts  —  Om Malik writes "Web Office vs. Microsoft Office", the market is very crowded with at least 17 web office up-starts, citing a Red Herring article.  Microsoft Office is the "gold standard" for office productivity applications, and has been for more than 15 years.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Web Office Vs Microsoft Office  —  Talk about being overcrowded... there are 17 different web-office upstarts that are trying to take on Microsoft Office, reports The Red Herring.  Joe Wilcox, an analyst with JupiterResearch explains that since people want to work anywhere …
chumby.com:
the story of chumby  —  Chumby is different.  The chumby was not created in the design department of some big consumer electronics company.  Market analysis and focus groups were not performed.  Frankly, there wasn't very much traditional consumer electronics experience brought to bear at all.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank, I4U News and digg
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
The birth of Chumby  —  Last night, we had our first ever "product launch" at FOO camp.
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chumby Devices Handed Out at Foo
Discussion: CrunchGear, PostBubble and apophenia
Matt Mullenweg / Akismet Blog:
Downtime  —  The stats code introduced yesterday had a bug which only triggered about 24 hours after it had launched.  It kicked in for different blogs at different times, but the result was that starting sometime last night you probably started to see really obvious spam getting past your Akismet filters.
Kotaku:
Liveblogging The Panel I'm On  —  That's right I'm sitting up here on a panel about blogging, and blogging it.  It's an addiction, I can't stop.  —  We're talking about the different relationships bloggers and main stream media have with PR firms.  Which is quite striking in my opinion.
Discussion: Joystiq and Gamerscore Blog
Mgreenly / Metaspot:
Another Pointless Scoble Rant  —  Scoble went on a witch hunt today because some one was scrapping his blog content and re-using it.  The problem is he's syndicating 100% of his content in his RSS feed.  Which means he's all but signed a letter of permission for the public re-use of this content.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Blogger says "it's OK to steal, if they use RSS"
Jon Fine / Fine On Media:
Lonelygirl15: A Likely Scenario  —  So late last week I made a bunch of phone calls and sent a bunch of emails and youtube messages regarding the ongoing soap opera of lonelygirl15—the allegedly home-schooled 16 year-old named Bree whose channel on youtube is, as of this writing, the most-viewed on the entire site today.
Discussion: Screens and Mathew Ingram
TDavid / Things That:
Hugh Macleod wonders why "more prominent" bloggers aren't in the arts  —  Guess I'm one of the few out there who doesn't share the gushing excitement for Hugh Macleod's cartoons.  I'm not saying they are bad, no they are alright and a few of them have made me go hmm or smile …
I4U News:
vMagi X1 Video Glasses  —  Another pair of affordable video glasses are coming.  This time they are from VideoMagi and dubbed vMagi X1.  —  This lightweight video glasses feature 2 TFT LCD displays with 320x240px resolution.  The glasses generate a 35 inch screen floating in front of you in 6.5 feet distance.
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
An Open Letter to Microsoft - Why you shouldn't kill FairUse4WM  —  We know that you're already probably working to fix the, um, hole that's been discovered in Windows DRM 10/11, but we're going to ask you this anyway: please don't stop consumers from using FairUse4WM to remove copy protection from music they've downloaded.
 
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