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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 @
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.
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.
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.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Origamisms  —  I can't visit a memetracker like Memeorandum …
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
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Ask Looses Jeeves, Gains New Features  —  The butler has gone into retirement, and 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 …
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.
Discussion: BASEMENT.ORG
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
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.
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.
Ars Technica:
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.
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?
Discussion: Online Marketing Blog
Paul Stone:
Google Links, and calendar!!  —  I was bored and so nosed around the source of Gmail and I found some code refering to bookmarks/links - the resulting page says: … Nothing too fancy here, I thought.  Just links to other Google Services: Blogger, orkut, Groups, Image search, etc.
Discussion: GigaOM
Google Blogoscoped:
Google CL2 Calendar?
Discussion: Googling Google

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