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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
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
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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.
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.
Kent / Newsome.Org:   Origami: Will it Walk the Walk?  —  I tried hard not to write …
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Microsoft Origami tale continues to unfold
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
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 …
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Gary Price / ResourceShelf:
Ask Jeeves Is Now Ask.com: New Look and New Features  —  So Long Mr. Jeeves, Ask.com is Here  —  Director of Online Information Resources, Ask.com  —  The big news today is that Ask Jeeves is relaunching their service with a new name and some new services.
Discussion: gregword and Internet Outsider
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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 …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ASK MAKES ITS PLAY
microsoft.com:
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.
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.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
CBS Intends to Ring In With Breaking News for a Subscription Fee  —  The CBS Corporation is expected to announce today the first subscription services that send news and entertainment alerts that include video clips to mobile phones.  They are part of a broad new strategy to sell wireless media products directly to consumers.
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.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Cyberthieves Silently Copy Your Passwords as You Type  —  Most people who use e-mail now know enough to be on guard against "phishing" messages that pretend to be from a bank or business but are actually attempts to steal passwords and other personal information.
John Markoff / New York Times:
He Helped Build the iPod; Now He Has Built a Rival  —  PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 23 — When Samsung, the consumer electronics giant, decided to mount a serious challenge to Apple Computer's iPod music player early last year, it turned to a little-known Silicon Valley software start-up with a cluttered …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Look At Google Payments  —  Google announced last week on their blog that they will begin to facilitate payments on Google Base in the near future.  The blog post from Google pointed out that Google are already accepting payments on their video service as well as when users purchase software …
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
Industry Note - Are VCs the Real Chasm In 2.0?  —  I had a fun chat with Scott a few days ago, and he has a post outlining a bit of what we discussed, so check it out for some fresh thinking.  —  But the larger point behind that particular discussion is simple, and probably worth a larger, broader discussion.

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