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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.
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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
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Origami: Will it Walk the Walk?  —  I tried hard not to write …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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
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 …
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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.
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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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
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.
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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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

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