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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 @
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Microsoft Origami tale continues to unfold
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft mystery device is like iPod, and then some
Discussion: Joystiq and Lost Remote TV Blog
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.
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:
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 …
Wired News:
The Money Shot  —  What's cooler than seeing a giant sea turtle up close in the wild?  Watching a giant sea turtle in 3-D on a nine-story-tall Imax screen while sucking down popcorn and a Sprite.  This shot required the makers of Deep Sea 3D to lug a special 1,200-pound stereo-vision camera 150 feet below the surface.
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
WWJD 3 - Results!  —  So, what would Steve Jobs do?  We asked last week, and we took your answers in the form of over three hundred and fifty photoshopped mockups.  We had acouple of Newtons, a ton of tablets, and a huge swarm of video iPods — and a ton of miscellaneous stuff that bothamused …
Discussion: HD Beat and The Tao of Mac
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.
Tim Doyle / Forbes:
No Go For TV-To-Go?  —  The creators of Slingbox, a nifty gadget that lets consumers watch their home TV on any computer screen with an Internet connection, have another clever idea: Let consumers watch their home TV on handheld devices.  —  One catch, though: In order for Sling Media's mobile service …
Discussion: MobHappy

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