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7:55 PM ET, March 9, 2006

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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.
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Claudia / Writely Blog:
Google?  Yep, Google!  —  Some of you have been worried about our future here at Writely.  As one concerned user wrote: … We appreciate the sentiment, and all the support we've gotten from our users, but thankfully, your donations won't be necessary, for one very exciting reason:
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
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Dustin / Team Blog:
What's the Hubbub?  —  O.K., if you are reading this blog chances are you've in one way or another heard about the "Microsoft mystery" project named Origami.  You probably also know by now that Origami was the Microsoft code name for the Ultra-Mobile PC project.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Scobleizer / channel9.msdn.com:
Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs
Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
Picture This: A New Look For Office  —  This morning at the CeBIT conference in Germany, we revealed the new visuals for the Office 2007 user interface.  —  You can see a few screenshots of the new look on the Office 2007 UI Preview Site.  If you've got a craving to see even more …
Discussion: MSTechToday
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 …
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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 …
Guardian:
Give us back our crown jewels  —  Our taxes fund the collection of public data - yet we pay again to access it.  Make the data freely available to stimulate innovation, argue Charles Arthur and Michael Cross  —  Imagine you had bought this newspaper for a friend.
Discussion: Neowin.net and open
Nik Cubrilovic:
Introducing 2web - A Group of Australian Entrepreneurs and Bloggers  —  When I first met Ben Barren some month ago a large part of our first conversation was talking about who else we knew who was active in the Australian blogging and Web 2. scene, as before we met we were both feeling …
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google AdWords Adds Demographic Targeting  —  On a positive note for Google and its customer, Google added demographic information to enable more granular targeting of searchers.  Before, this was a feature exclusive to the MSN adCenter beta PPC system, but now Google has it.
New Scientist:
Long-distance lovers can still drink together  — Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition  —  Could glowing, Wi-Fi wine glasses let people in long-distance relationships feel more in touch with their other half?  Don't scoff: researchers in Boston at MIT's Media Lab - that citadel of outside-the-box thinking - believe so.
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 …
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 …
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
District to Seek Wireless Internet That Aids Poor  —  The D.C. government is preparing to ask companies to bid on building a wireless Internet system through much of the city, including free service for low-income residents.  —  But unlike other municipalities such as Philadelphia …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google subpoenaed by airline  —  AMERICAN SEEKS PERSON WHO THEY SAY POSTED COPYRIGHTED VIDEO  —  American Airlines wants Google to reveal the identity of a person who the airline says posted a copyrighted video on Google's video Web site.  —  Filed under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Victor Agreda, Jr / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Fake Patrol: the iGame  —  Behold, the world of tomorrow!  Or maybe not.  We'vebeen getting a few tips in today about a blog post over on Station A that supposedly reveals the next big thing fromApple: the iGame.  It looks like the bastard child of a Gameboy and iPod.  —  Seriously, would Apple make something so ugly?
Discussion: Engadget and Cathode Tan
Yahoo! Search blog:
A chat with Andrei Broder (Part II)  —  Last week, we published the first of a three-part interview with Andrei Broder, Yahoo! Research Fellow and VP of emerging search technology for Yahoo! In today's segment, we spend some time chatting with Andrei about what he means by "search without a box" …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Open Spectrum? Bah, Who Needs It!
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Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
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benqmobile.com:
Smart business: The P51 combines navigation and communication for professional users
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Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
They Say Newspapers Are Dead, But...  Many media pundits are fond …
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