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2:30 AM ET, March 8, 2006


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Ray Ozzie /
Wiring the Web  —  For years, many companies including Microsoft have invested significantly in the open, interoperable use of XML and Web Services toward enabling programmatic interconnection between processes, services and sites across the internet.  And that investment is bearing fruit …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Raw and Anil Dash
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
ETech: Ray Ozzie  —  Below is my first draft transcript of Ray Ozzie's session at ETech, "Simple Bridge Building".  My apologies to Ray for any typos, but the session was so amazing I thought everyone should see it ASAP.  —  Ray Ozzie at ETech, March 7 2005
Edelman / Richard Edelman:
A Word to the Wise  —  Today's front page story in the business section of the New York Times by Michael Barbaro titled "Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in Its Public Relations Campaign" is the latest in a series of articles in mainstream media that criticize bloggers for questionable ethics.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Does the 'P' in 'PR' stand for 'press' or 'public'?  —  The New York Times this morning reports on Walmart's PR strategy with blogs, executed via the Edelman PR firm.  —  First, I suggest you read the story and substitute the name of your local newspaper for any reference to bloggers.
Ina Fried / CNET
Intel shows Origami-like device  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Intel on Tuesday plans to show off the minitablet device at the center of Microsoft's Origami Project.  —  In a preview of Tuesday afternoon's demonstration, Intel Marketing Director Brad Graff showed CNET several of the Ultra Mobile PC devices …
Lora / What Is New:
CNBC showing Origami??  —  On right now, "We will be showing this as a world exclusive in a few minutes."  (CNBC)  —  Can't wait to see what they show.  Earlier in the same segment they showed what looked like the Archos AV 700 Portable DVR (shown at CES) as an example of what is to come in the small PC world.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
CNBC shows UMPC/Origami on TV  —  CNBC says they will have a world exclusive this morning and be showing the first Origami on TV.  CNBC is at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF).  —  It's 8:08AM Pacific Time...I'm not sure when the Origami will be shown.  They just gave a teaser and said they will soon show an Origami unit.
USA Today:
New website allows users to trade CDs  —  A new CD-trading website, launching Tuesday, could be the first of a new wave of sites that give consumers a way to legitimately get nearly free music.  —  The site,, carries no inventory; it's more like eBay than used CD sites such as
Yahoo! Search blog:
Making Money with Shopping APIs, and More  —  Yahoo! is now accepting applications for a commercial version of our Shopping APIs featuring product search, price comparison, ratings & reviews, and shopping browse.  The program, which is now in limited beta, is similar to an affiliate model …
Anne Broache / CNET
Yahoo to offer new mashup tools
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft to release overhauled Internet search engine  —  Microsoft Corp. is releasing an overhauled Internet search engine, under a new name, still looking for traction in a market where rivals Google and Yahoo! have been pulling ahead.  —  The company on Wednesday plans to issue …
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
WowWee Unveils First Robot Media Hub  —  WowWee's next major robot innovation doesn't walk, roll, make disgusting noises or dance, but SCOTY (for Smart Companion Operating Technology) will greet you, read your e-mail aloud, watch your home, and even play your music.  All while moving little more than its "head."
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Review
Andrew / Traffick:
Too Rational, Too Sceptical  —  Prof. Jean Veronis of the Universite de Provence is writing on an important topic: perceived relevance of search results as delivered by major engines.  The main finding is that Google and Yahoo are about tied — with Yahoo going into the lead …
Windley / Phil Windley's Technometria:
Bruce Sterling on the Internet of Things (ETech 2006)  —  The evening keynote (last night) was by Bruce Sterling on the Internet of Things.  This was one of those talks that is impossible to blog.  Even a word-for-word transcript wouldn't do it justice because Bruce's delivery is as much a part of the content as what he says.
Derrick / Absolute Value:
Analyst Day Slide Comments  —  Putting the powerpoint slides in their raw form on the web was clearly a huge mistake since the company effectively "published" the comments to the world.  Ah, the power and danger of the web!  —  I personally hate Adobe Acrobat as memory hogging bloatware …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Online Reputation Monitoring Beginners Guide  —  Every single day, someone, somewhere is discussing something important to your business.  Your brand, your executives, your competitors, your industry.  Are they hyping-up your company, building buzz for your products?
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Discussion: Absolute Value
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
NBC's marketing lesson, in 3 acts
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
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Hack Attack: How to install a motherboard and CPU
Microsoft Acquires Apptimum Inc., a Leading Application Transfer Company
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Writing for Search Engines by Copying and Pasting
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Mike / Techdirt:
TiVo Mobile... A Lot Less Than You Might Think
Chris Leckness / MobilitySite:
Augmented Reality on i-mate SP5
Discussion: Gizmodo
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
The Titans Of Telecom Face Off
Matt Asay / Open Sources by Dave Rosenberg …:
Still fretting over mudbloods
J Matthew Buchanan / Rethink(IP):
Rethink(IP) Aloud Podcast #5 - Next Generation Electronic Filing …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Cingular launches new mobile TV service
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:
EXCLUSIVE - oh my stars!