Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:15 PM ET, March 9, 2006

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Michael Gartenberg:
Origami Revealed - First Take Analysis  —  I've had a pre-production Intel unit in my hands for a bit, so if you have any questions, let me know and I'll try to deal with them over time.  For now, let's talk a little about Origami as a platform... and a new platform at that and now that the Origami story is told, here's what it means.
RELATED ITEMS:
Scobleizer / channel9.msdn.com:
Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs  —  Otto Berkes is the architect (now general manager) behind the Ultra-Mobile PC team, code-named Origami.  We have a conversation about Origami and the vision behind it.  More on what was announced today is found here on Microsoft's Presspass site.
Jim Louderback / PC Magazine:
Microsoft, Samsung Launch "Origami" Ultra-Mobile PC  —  Samsung will enter the US computer market in April as the launch partner for Microsoft's new UltraMobile PC or "Origami" platform.  Launched this morning at the CeBit technology show in Hannover Germany, this smaller tablet PC fits …
Discussion: Kevin Maney and MacInTouch
OrigamiPortal.com:
Official Microsoft Origami Video Analysis
Dustin / Team Blog:
What's the Hubbub?  —  O.K., if you are reading this blog chances …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Otto / Team Blog:
History of Origami by Otto - Part 1
Discussion: Bink.nu
Red Herring:
Intel's Inside Origami PCs
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Coming Searching Advertising Crash  —  I'm not sure if I'll be the first to predict it, but search advertising is headed for a cliff.  I can't say with any certainty when-or whether-the crash will come, but the evidence is mounting.  —  Everyone is talking about the $90 million click fraud settlement …
RELATED ITEMS:
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google to settle click-fraud lawsuit  —  Advertisers claim overcharges by search engines  —  Google Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused it and other Internet companies of improperly charging advertisers for fraudulent clicks on their online ads.
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Google Click-Fraud Settlement VERY Material  —  Okay, this is getting ridiculous.  Six days ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt dismissed the click-fraud issue as "not material."  Now, six days later, Google has agreed to a settlement in ONE click-fraud lawsuit that could reach $90 million.
Jen Mazzon / Official Google Blog:
Writely so  —  For the last five months, I've been part of a Silicon Valley startup called Upstartle, which makes Writely, a collaborative word processor that runs in a web browser.  Well, as of Monday, I'm happy to say that I, and the rest of the Writely team, are now part of Google.
RELATED ITEM:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google, Writely In Talks?  —  Update: Google has confirmed the purchase of Upstartle, the makers of Writely.  —  So you all know that Google's got designs for a G:Drive and doing an end run around Microsoft?  Now what if you can simply store and save data on that drive, but that's not clearly as much fun.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skobee Just Launched - So Start Using It  —  I've been tracking Skobee, headquartered in San Francisco, since I first saw founder Noam Lovinsky demo it at a recent event at Stanford.  Noam took me through a demo of the product again earlier this week to refresh my memory …
stuffmag.co.uk:
TomTom Buddies get friendly  —  TomTom's just unveiled a bunch of new and updated features for its iconic GO sat-navs, including an intriguing friend-tracking mode.  —  Called TomTom Buddies, the feature lets you track your mates wherever you go - and in return, they get to track you too.
Discussion: Engadget and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Doc Searls / linuxjournal.com:
The Intention Economy  —  Is "The Attention Economy" just another way for advertisers to skewer eyeballs?  And why build an economy around Attention, when Intention is where the money comes from?  —  That's the question at the front of my mind as I hear one speaker after another struggle to cast light on …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Hands-on with ASUS and Founder UMPCs  —  Now thatthe cat's out of the bag, we got a chance to lay flesh to gadget and conduct a quick hands-on with both the new ASUSand Founder UMPCs.  As opposed to the Samsung Q1, these devices look and feel solid wtih the ASUS throwing down a sleek …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Eurocom Launches M590K SLI Notebook with 19-Inch 16:9 Screen  —  Eurocom introduced the M590K Emporor, a laptop that it calls the world's first SLI (Scan Line Interleave) notebook.  Gamers will like the combination of two NVIDIA SLI-certified Geforce Go 7800 GTX 256MB graphics cards strapped together for 2x graphics performance.
Jonny Evans / macworld.co.uk:
Needham's: 'Apple could grab 9% marketshare'  —  Needham & Co analyst Charles Wolf believes Apple is in position to achieve a massive growth in its market share - with consumers very ready to make the switch.  —  Apple should make every effort to eliminate every last obstacle that may prevent …
Discussion: Macsimum News and MethodShop
Fred / A VC:
VC Cliché of the Week  —  I am at eTech in San Diego now and was at a dinner with the usual suspects last night talking about the usual things.  But then we got into a good conversation about bricks and mortar.  In the late 90s, there was this craze in the venture business about bringing …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 2:15 PM ET, March 9, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
30 minutes is all you need.  Change your business forever this MSME Day!  —  It's time to celebrate!  To all the small and medium business entrepreneurs across the globe - your day is here—MSME Day 2022!
Storyblok:
The only headless CMS with a visual editor  —  Devs get the flexibility to build experiences for any frontend, while content creators need no coding skills to edit content independently.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Nick / Rough Type:
The editor and the crowd
jkOnTheRun:
Origami/ UMPC- the real dirt
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Union trying again to organize Microsoft
May Wong / Associated Press:
Online Gaming Subscriptions Rise in 2005
Discussion: Kotaku and IT Facts
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
A Busy Developer's Guide to RSS 2.0
Discussion: 2020 Hindsight
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Garmin intros c510/530, C550 and screenless Mobile 20 with Bluetooth
Discussion: This is Mobility and Gizmodo
benqmobile.com:
Smart business: The P51 combines navigation and communication for professional users
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Al-Qaeda Likes Orkut
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
They Say Newspapers Are Dead, But...  Many media pundits are fond …
Discussion: Techdirt
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
ETech: Clay Shirky
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox Live Arcade: Jewel Quest
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Enough Whining For "Guidance"
Times of London:
Cole tackles Google over gay link
Discussion: TechSpot
rcrnews.com:
House committee outlaws sale of call records, requires opt-in for 411 directory
biz.gamedaily.com:
Talkin' GDC with Jamil Moledina
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku