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8:20 AM ET, March 10, 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.
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:
Phil Sim / Squash:
Google/Writely points to online/offline future  —  UPDATE: I've just woken up to find the Google/Writely thing was on the money.  —  The Great Om reckons there's a rumour floating around about Google buying Writely.I've got some thoughts (surprise, surprise)...
Discussion: Innovation Creators
Greg Sandoval / CNET
American Airlines subpoenas Google, YouTube  —  update American Airlines is demanding that Google and video-sharing site YouTube reveal the name of the person who posted a portion of one of the airline's training videos on their Web sites.  —  Someone uploaded part of a video used …
Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy  — reports that American Airlines has subpoenaed Google and YouTube, demanding the name of someone who posted an airline training video online.  This is yet another abuse of DMCA 512(h), which allows copyright holders to unmask …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Un-Origami  —  Update: My report on Microsoft Origami just went up.  Here is just a tiny sample. … Full Story is here.  —  So finally Microsoft Origami (or what it would be) has been brought to light... and my first reaction, for crying out loud, yet another digital device?
Origami News : New UMPC Cast podcast goes live  —  The first episode of our UMPC Cast podcast has just been released.  —  Or just download the MP3 directly here  —  We will be adding a podcast section and permanent location on our homepage in the next couple days.  —  Comments?
Dustin / Team Blog:
Microsoft Touch Pack...What's That?
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Amazon Considering Downloads  — is in talks with three Hollywood studios about starting a service that would allow consumers to download movies and TV shows for a fee and burn them onto DVD's, according to three people briefed on the discussions.
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Windows Live Search review  —  The technology behind the new Windows Live Search was unveiled to me and around 50 other external people at Microsoft Search Champs back in January.  It was probably the product that most impressed the attendees, particularly the whizzy new image search.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Porn Biller Says It Was Framed  —  Online payment company iBill on Thursday said a massive cache of stolen consumer data uncovered by security experts did not come from its database.  —  "I'm the first person that would have taken this to the FBI and the first person to have gone on 60 Minutes …
Discussion: InterMedia
Dan Warne /
Microsoft bombshell: no EFI support for Vista  —  Microsoft revealed today that it will not support EFI booting for Windows Vista on its launch.  The news will be a shock for owners of Intel Macs who had hoped they would be able to dual-boot between Windows Vista and OS X. Intel Macs only support booting via EFI.
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 …
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.
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
On The Conference Thing: Etech, SXSW, Unconferences and Monocultures  —  It's the idea that just keeps on giving.  It's been brought up before.  It'll be brought up again.  And this week is going to be an interesting study in contrasts.  —  "I can't think of a conference that is more insider …
Station A:
iGame?  —  Details are scarce right now, but a friend just passed me a photocopy of what is supposedly an article from an upcoming issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly about Apple's soon to be released gaming device called, what else, iGame.  —  I don't have many details …
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
New 'Ghost Recon' Title Gives Xbox Users A True 360 View  —  Title utilizes machine's power to show multiple views of same battle scene.  —  Back in the '90s when people were still playing the first PlayStation, the promise of a PS2 held the potential that games could look so good they might resemble the movie "Toy Story."
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
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