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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.
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 @
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
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:   Microsoft mystery device is like iPod, and then some
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 …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Edgeio Launches  —  After much anticipation and a period of being available to a private audience the team at Edgeio took the covers off of their creation tonight and launched to the general public.  Edgeio takes listings (classifieds) from RSS-enabled sources and organizes them in a central location …
Keith Teare / edgeio corporation:
edgeio has gone live
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and TechBeat
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
News Corporation to Tap Not Just Its Film Vaults, but Art From the Street  —  Twelve executives from the News Corporation gathered recently in a makeshift office in Barcelona to plot their newest entertainment venture.  But they did not come to discuss television dramas, film or newspapers …
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.
Gary Price / ResourceShelf:
Ask Jeeves Is Now New Look and New Features  —  So Long Mr. Jeeves, is Here  —  Director of Online Information Resources,  —  The big news today is that Ask Jeeves is relaunching their service with a new name and some new services.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ASK MAKES ITS PLAY  —  Just back from the week off, and much is up in the search world.  I'll have a roundup later in the day, but the top news for now is Ask, which has declared its intention to become the Fox of the search engine world - in other words, to come into the game late, with low odds, and hope to strike ratings gold.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.

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