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2:10 PM ET, March 8, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots: Google Calendar  —  I've gotten possession of screenshots from Google's long delayed new Ajax calendar application, which will be called "CL2″.  It was only a matter of time before someone broke down and leaked these - as far as I know these screen shots are the first on the public web.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Microsoft Launches Windows Live Search Beta  —  Microsoft has added search to its suite of online services dubbed Windows Live, introducing a number of new features and enhancements including an updated version of Live.com and a Windows Live Toolbar.  —  Windows Live Search complements MSN search …
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Read/WriteWeb:
Live.com Upgrade - New Pages and Gadgets, plus Integrated Windows Live Search  —  Live.com, Microsoft's personalized start page, has just been upgraded with some impressive new features.  Live.com program manager Sanaz Ahari sent me details of the release this evening.
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Enhances Windows Live Toolbar Capabilities With Acquisition of Onfolio  —  Toolbar customers now have additional resources for collecting, organizing and sharing information online.  —  SAN DIEGO — March 7, 2006 — Today at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft upgrades search
Marc / O'Reilly Radar:
Entrepreneurial Proverbs  —  I gave a talk at ETech on Monday called "Entrepreneuring for Geeks."  I've given this general talk a few times now — how can the more technically minded among us move into making companies of our own?  I really enjoy the talks because I really enjoy entrepreneurs …
Discussion: Signal vs. Noise
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Robert Kaye / O'Reilly Network:
ETech Day 1: From Coder to Co-Founder  —  It's Emerging Technology time again!  This conference is still my favorite conference that spoils me for all other conferences.  In so many ways ETech is a reunion for me, when I get to see cool people that I haven't seen in months.
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Colbert Report, Daily Show in iTunes  —  As of earlier thismorning (8:00 AM EST), there is a page for both The Colbert Report [iTunes link] and theDaily Show [iTunesLink] in the iTunes Music Store, though they still do not contain any available episodes.  —  The sale ofthese shows is being handled a bit differently.
Discussion: Tunevision
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Nick / Rough Type:
iTunes tests subscription pricing
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
Macworld:
Cebit: Samsung shows its first Origami device  —  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is showing the first device designed around Microsoft Corp.'s Origami project at the Cebit electronics show in Germany.  It is a handheld computer that falls somewhere between a tablet PC and a PDA and runs a special edition of Windows XP.
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
TeraGoogle, Google's Social Search Aspirations & More From Accidentally Released Analyst Day Notes  —  Imagine Google "as ubiquitous as brushing your teeth."  That's how Google would like you to think of them, at least according to notations accidentally released in their Analyst Day PowerPoint slides.
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gizmag.co.uk:
Hot-swappable micro Fuel Cell System can run laptop for two days  —  March 8, 2006 UltraCell demonstrated its UltraCell XX25 micro fuel cell system at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today.  Powered by a reformed methanol fuel cell technology, the UltraCell XX25 is a pre-production unit designed for the military.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Engadget
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Build Your Own PVR, Then Trash It  —  First, the good news.  Plummeting storage costs and the availability of special hardware have finally made it cheap and easy to shrug off the shackles of TiVo and build your own personal video recorder out of an old PC.
Discussion: PVR Wire
Mail&Guardian:
Brain-controlled device could help the disabled  —  Researchers in Berlin have come a step closer to developing a device that will enable people to write and manipulate objects by reading their mind.  —  The so-called mental typewriter that translates thoughts into cursor movements …
Discussion: Popgadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
MapQuest OpenAPI Blog:
Developers Challenge Announced  —  The OpenAPI Developers Challenge was just officially announced at the Emerging Technology conference here in San Diego.  The official contest page, with rules and more details, are available online.  —  The developers challenge tasks you with creating an original …
Tim Oren / Due Diligence:
Cui Bono?  A Case in Point: Yahoo!  —  Earlier I concluded that the beneficiaries of the 'Web 2.0' movement would be Yahoo!, Google, and other large services platforms.  I had not anticipated how well some of today's events at the eTech '06 conference would make the point for me.
UltraMobilize / Main News:
New UMPC Videos at Intel.com  —  New videos featuring Intel's UMPC platform are available through a page at intel.com detailing features and benefits of the platform.  One video feature a woman using a UMPC device with a sliding hideaway keyboard that functions in portrait or lanscape mode by rotating …
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
LG.Philips Develops 100-Inch LCD  —  LG.Philips LCD Wednesday took the wraps off a 100-inch thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel, which the company claims is the largest in the world.  —  The model developed by the world's runner-up LCD producer is about 1.5 times bigger …
Discussion: Engadget
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google Stock Drops in Premarket Trading  —  NEW YORK - Google Inc. stock is down 2.6 percent in premarket trading today after the company advised investors to disregard an internal financial forecast mistakenly posted on its Web site — a mix up that included a reference to management's concerns …
Dan Choi / Joystiq:
Next Call of Duty leaked: Modern Warfare tackles terrorists  —  We've heard from a reliable source whatthe next two Call of Duty titles will be about: one will focus on the Normandy Breakoutcampaign in WWII, while the other moves into the modern age, taking the fight to Middle Eastern terrorists.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Blue's News
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Obopay: Will let you pay for almost anything with your cell phone.  Really.  —  Obopay is a Palo Alto start-up that boasts it will be the first service to allow customers to pay for just about anything with their mobile phones.  —  The company is being coy with the details.
 
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
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Start-up to offer CD-swap network
Max Kiesler / maxkiesler.com:
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Scohen / PubSub Sandbox:
A Note From the CEO...  PubSub would like to thank you for your support …
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