John Markoff / New York Times:
Is Microsoft Dropping Cryptic Hints About a New Gadget? — SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 — A cryptic Web site that was set up by Microsoft but does not bear its name appears to hint that the company will reveal information about a new consumer product on Thursday.
David Rothman / TeleRead: Microsoft wireless tablet rumored: Boost for e-books on the way?
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The danger of not letting your bloggers know... (more Origamisms) — What's the danger of not letting your internal bloggers know about your product release plans? They might not be able to help keep your announcements in proper perspective. But, that's OK.
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Portable 'Halo,' and other 'Origami' concepts — "Halo" on Microsoft's Origami concept device, in a screen shot from a video that the company says reflects its initial thinking from a year ago, not necessarily a final result. (Digital Kitchen video) — Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog @ SeattlePI.com
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Origami: Will it Walk the Walk? — I tried hard not to write about the latest rumor craze in the blogosphere, I really did. But I failed. — I failed because it's starting to dawn on me that, notwithstanding the dazed and confused manner in which Office Live was ramped up and released, Microsoft may actually have a marketing plan.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Edgeio Launches, Finally — So much has been written about Edgeio, that it is hard to add anything new to the conversation. The big news is that, it has finally gone live. Go try it out for yourself. — Edgeio is a company co-founded byMike Arrington, who writes the influential Web 2.0 blog …
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook: Playing with EdgeIO — EdgeIO just launched, so I figured I'd give it a whirl.
Keith Teare / edgeio corporation:
edgeio has gone live — Just a heads up to those of you who have been helping us during the preview phase of edgeio. — Tonight (Sunday 26 Febrary 2006) at midnight Pacific time we removed the password from edgeio and it is available, worldwide, for all users. — Om Malik was the first to post about this.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: edgeio launches with same goals as Structured Blogging
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
WTF 2.0 — The worst thing about all the Web 2.0 hype is the complete loss of business perspective. There's a few companies out there that seem to get it but just about every other new website I've seen lately is nothing but features parading as businesses.
Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
Blog Epitaphs? Get Me Rewrite! — Rumors of Blogs' Demise Are Exaggerated, — But a Lot Less Obsession Would Be Healthy — Maybe you've heard: Blogs are a vanishing fad — this year's digital Pet Rock. Or a business bubble about to pop. Or a sucker's bet for new-media fame seekers.
Microsoft Unveils Windows Vista Product Lineup — Offerings deliver unique value across business and consumer audiences. — REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 26, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the product lineup of its upcoming Windows Vista™ operating system.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: MICROSOFT OFFICIALLY REVEALS WINDOWS VISTA VERSIONS
IBM's Octopiler, or, why the PS3 is running late — All afternoon I've been slogging through IBM's 25-page paper on their newly released Octopiler, and now things are clearer to me. See, Cell's greatest strength is that there's a lot of hardware on that chip.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
A very fruity sauvignon blog — Robert Watts explains how clever use of the internet has fired sales of a South African winery — Deep in the South African fynbos or bush lies the Doolhof valley, a remote place that takes its name from the Afrikaans for labyrinth.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Ask Looses Jeeves, Gains New Features — The butler has gone into retirement, and Ask.com now sports a crisp new look with a number of impressive new features. — As I reported last week, the Jeeves character has officially been retired in an effort at rebranding the search engine …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Listening To Barry Diller's Keynote Live — Can't make Search Engine Strategies in New York today but want to listen to my keynote conversation with IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman and CEO Barry Diller, covering his views and take on search and IAC-owned Ask Jeeves?
Fred / A VC:
PersonalDNA - A Cool New Web Service — Have you ever taken a "Myers-Briggs" personality study? It's enlightening for sure, but takes a long time to complete and isn't very interactive. I'd love to have the ability to look at someone's personality profile before hiring them …
The Ask.com Blog:
Another Brand Retirement of Note: Teoma — With all of the focus on our flagship brand changing, we wanted to point out another brand shift we'll be making soon: we are rolling the Teoma brand in to Ask, pointing the Teoma.com domain to http://search.ask.com.
Esoos / SEO Consultant Esoos Bobnar: Jeeves is Gone — The transition is complete. Jeeves has rode off into the sunset.
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