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8:00 PM ET, March 8, 2006

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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.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Samsung Q1 / Origami  —  So we managed to get our hands on a Samsung Q1 / Origami device set to roll tomorrow here at CeBIT.  Don't ask how,but it'll be awhile before we recover from the brutal caning we just received.  From the five minutes we spent with itwe can tell you …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Rumors: Origami Just a Glorified Media Player with Nasty DRM?  —  In the comments for yesterday's Origami revealed post, strangeweather said: … So yeah, minitablet, minischmablet—Origami sounds like a glorified media player to us.  So it's got Microsoft's imprimatur on it; big whoop, right?
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com:
Bloggers' Origami dreams crumpled  —  For weeks, gadget lovers have been dreaming of Origami—and they've been dreaming big.  CNET News.com got the chance to tinker with a few prototypes of the highly anticipated series of devices expected from Intel and Microsoft today at the Intel Developer Forum.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots: Google Calendar  —  I am now in possession of screenshots from Google's long delayed new Ajax calendar application, which will be called "CL2″ (the CL2 login screen is here).  It was only a matter of time before someone broke down and leaked these …
Ben Charny / PC Magazine:
Microsoft Revs Up New Search Engine  —  Microsoft said it will soon offer a search engine that is better, faster and more curious than previous versions.  —  The beta version debuts at Microsoft's www.Live.com on March 8.  The beta, and a revision expected in a few months …
Discussion: Cameron's Brain
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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.
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Reuters:
Apple iTunes to sell monthly subscription to shows
Nicole Wong / Official Google Blog:
Update: Lane's Gifts v. Google  —  You may remember that last February, Google was sued in Arkansas over what is commonly called click fraud.  We're very near a resolution in that case, so we thought we'd offer an update.  —  We've been discussing the case with the plaintiffs …
Discussion: PaidContent.org
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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 …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft readying Vista marketing blitz  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Aiming to re-create the excitement that accompanied the launch of Windows 95, Microsoft is gearing up for a massive campaign to launch Windows Vista.  —  Chairman Bill Gates has tasked the Windows marketing team with repeating …
Fred / A VC:
The Future of Media (continued)  —  I said in my Future of Media post that they key to media in the online world was four things:  —  1 - Microchunk it - Reduce the content to its simplest form.  —  2 - Free it - Put it out there without walls around it or strings on it.
Discussion: Rational rants, Adrants and Jaffe Juice
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Hits Hurdles in Fiber-Optic Bet  —  Verizon's plan for a new network of fiber-optic cable has hit hurdles, but CEO Seidenberg remains certain that the high-speed lines are crucial to win the race to supply TV, Internet and voice services bundled into one package.  —  GM Slid as Bosses Misjudged Urban Tastes
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Wall Street Journal:
A New Way to Avoid the Video Store  —  We Review Digital Gadget  —  Prestocked With 100 Films;  —  Selection Is a Drawback  —  After a long day at work, there's something calming about filling a bowl with popcorn and watching a movie at home.  But the experience can be diminished …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Shel / a shel of my former self:
What I said  —  3:40 a.m. is an ungodly time to be answering questions fired at your through and earpiece while staring into the bright lights of a camera.  Intrepid communicator that I am, though, I undertook the challenge—with only one cup of coffee in me, no less—when I answered questions this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box.
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.
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: Gizmodo, Popgadget and Ubergizmo
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
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
ETech 2006 Trip Report: Simple Bridge-building  —  These are my notes from the Simple Bridge-building session by Ray Ozzie.  —  Ray started of by talking about how he sees RSS as having the potential to be the connective tissue between web sites.  The increased usage of RSS and mashups …
Stephen Coles / The FontShop FontFeed:
The Logos of Web 2.0  —  There is no official standard for what makes something "Web 2.0", but there certainly are a few tell-tale signs.  These new sites usually feature modern web technologies like Ajax and often have something to do with building online communities.
 
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