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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.
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Microsoft Origami tale continues to unfold  —  This weekend saw a rapidunfolding of rumors about Microsoft's mysterious Origami project, spurred in part by the company's launch of acryptic viral marketing site for the concept, in part by comments from Robert Scoble that Origami represented an actualdevice …
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
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.
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 and TechBeat
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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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