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1:45 PM ET, March 9, 2006

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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.
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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  —  Well, the video Scoble is set to premier on Channel 9 tonight (interview and demo with the Origami Creator, Otto Berkes) is available for download on msdn right now.  —  This is the first official video from Microsoft detailing the actual product.
Otto / Team Blog:
History of Origami by Otto - Part 1
Discussion: Bink.nu
Red Herring:
Intel's Inside Origami PCs
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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.
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 …
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google, Writely In Talks?  —  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.  What if you could write a document in a browser …
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
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google AdWords Launches Demographic Site Targeting  —  Via Andrew Goodman, news that Google AdWords has updated their control panel interface today to provide demographic targeting of content ads.  It comes hot on the heels of the praise MSN adCenter has been receiving about the demographic targeting they offer advertisers.
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Andrew / Traffick:
Google Launches Demographic Site Targeting for Adwords
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
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.
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 …
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 …
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
 
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