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9:00 PM ET, March 6, 2006

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Roy:
Origami Pics Leaked!  —  OrigamiPortal received this leaked photo from an online source today and we decided to share it with our visitors.  —  If this is the actual final product, it's pretty slick.  And if it's not, it's a very nice mockup.  The pic we have received shows a device …
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Marc Perton / Engadget:
Possible Origami pic surfaces on the web  —  Here's alittle something to start your week, while you wait for that "Week 3" link to light up.  This pic surfacedover the weekend, and is purportedly a new shot of the Origamidevice.  For the record, we think it's fake, both because the EXIF header includes …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Om Malik / CNN:
Ma Bell — reborn  —  The gigantic AT&T-BellSouth deal could signal a new era of telecom consolidation, and reverse what the government broke up over two decades ago.  —  (SAN FRANCISCO) BUSINESS 2. Magazine - The mega-billion dollar merger of AT&T and BellSouth is the latest and certainly …
Discussion: Nyquist Capital, GigaOM and VoIP Watch
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Firefox (Mozilla Corporation/Mozilla Foundation) made $72M last year?!  —  UPDATE: I know a lot of folks are coming here from DIGG and other memetrackers.  The $72M someone told me at BarCampLA and I have no idea if that is true or not.  If you reblog this (or report it) please make sure you make that clear.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Citibank "live richly" ads remixed for security alert  —  AdWeek's "AdFreak" blog just whipped up this spoof of Citibank's "Live richly" ads: "Who needs a working ATM card?  It's not about the money, remember?"  —  Link  —  (Thanks, Tim Nudd from AdFreak.com!)
Discussion: The Consumerist
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The Consumerist:
Massive Citibank Alert: UPDATE
Discussion: adfreak, Boing Boing and Techdirt
Tyler Hamilton / Toronto Star:
T.O. to become wireless hotspot  —  Toronto Hydro Corp. will announce Tuesday that it plans to turn Canada's largest city into one giant wireless hotspot, directly challenging the country's major mobile phone carriers for a chunk of the $8 billion a year wireless market.
Jim Coates / Mercury News:
Searching for an answer to Google Desktop problem  —  Q Google is making me gaga when I try to use the Google Desktop search service to find files on my hard drive.  —  I know what's wrong but I can't figure out how to fix it.  When I had Google index all of the files on my C: drive …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Women Gamers Duke It Out  —  For all the camaraderie fostered by the Women in Games International conference held recently in San Francisco, it was apparent a furious divide exists over how to get women to play video games.  —  In one corner are proponents of casual games …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Your Personal Shopper With the Initials R.S.S.  —  DON'T want to risk the indignity of being the last person to know when the new Kate Spade bag hits the market?  Merchants stand ready to help.  —  Looking for new ways to reach consumers, retailers like eBags, ICE.com …
Discussion: J. LeRoy, inside analytics and A VC
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
What is an unconference?  —  The idea for an unconference came while sitting in the audience of a panel discussion at a conference, waiting for someone to say something intelligent, or not self-serving, or not mind-numbingly boring.  The idea came while listening to someone drone endlessly …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
The High-Speed Money Line  —  Are consumers going to start having to spend a lot more to surf the Web?  —  Phone and cable companies have stoked those fears recently by floating plans that would have Amazon, Yahoo and other Web sites paying new fees to ensure that their content will be delivered to customers faster.
microsoft.com:
Cisco and Microsoft Collaborate to Enhance Real-Time Business Communications  —  Open standards, SIP-based enterprise solutions enable effective communications.  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — March 6, 2006 — Today, at the VoiceCon 2006 conference, Cisco Systems and Microsoft Corp. announced …
Google Blogoscoped:
GDrive?  —  Greg Linden last Thursday found the following in a Google presentation which has since been removed - we can see Google pondering an online storage solution:  —  "Store 100% of User Data  —  With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
What Jobs Didn't Say  —  When I covered Apple's first iPod announcement in 2001, it was unlike anything I had seen in my three years of covering MP3 players — and the iPod wasn't too shabby, either.  —  Steve Jobs plays the tech press like his pal Yo Yo plays the cello.
Discussion: Tech_Space
Om Malik / GigaOM:
VCs Dialing VoIP Startups  —  Venture dollars continue to flow into the Voice-over-IP start-ups.  The latest company to raise big dollars is Blue Note Networks of Tewksbury, Massachussets.  The VoIP software company snagged $15 million in series B funding from Commonwealth Capital …
Discussion: Skype Journal and VoIP Watch
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Consumer groups vow to fight AT&T-BellSouth deal  —  WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - Two top consumer groups on Sunday said they will urge U.S. antitrust authorities to block telecommunications giant AT&T Inc.'s (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research) acquisition of BellSouth Corp. (BLS.N: Quote …
Discussion: Techdirt and Newsome.Org
ZDNet:
Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes  —  update Gaining root access to a Mac is "easy pickings," according to an individual who won an OS X hacking challenge last month by gaining root control of a machine using an unpublished security vulnerability.  —  On February 22, a Sweden-based Mac enthusiast set …
CNET News.com:
HP: Phones not a viable platform for video streaming  —  Hewlett-Packard (HP) won't be bringing 3G support to any of its smart phones until at least 2007.  It cites the costs associated with the service, coupled with the fact that 3G's killer app — TV and video streaming …
 
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