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4:20 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:
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
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:
Writely Confirms Google Acquisition
Discussion: Scobleizer
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.
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
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
Discussion: John Tokash's Blog
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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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
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.
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 …
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Warning: PSP ads can kill you  —  We thoughtwe'd seen just about every direwarning about the dangers of gaming, but it turns out there's a new one.  Sony has had its PSP posters yanked fromManchester train stations amid fears that the ads could encourage passengers to jump onto the tracks and be hit byoncoming trains.
Discussion: The Consumerist, Kotaku, adfreak and Joystiq
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Lifehacker:
Live.com search macros  —  Microsoft's web software Live.com launches search macros, saved advanced web searches that fetch you better, pinpointed search results from the web.  —  Search libraries, compare computer prices or find MP3 files or WMAs.  To give a search macro a whirl …
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.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Garmin intros c510/530, C550 and screenless Mobile 20 with Bluetooth  —  Garmin has unveiledthree new GPS devices at CeBIT, all intended for in-car use, and two of which sport Bluetooth for interacting with yourcellphone.  The c510/530 (Europe/North America) and c550 (pictured) …
Discussion: This is Mobility and Gizmodo
 
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