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1:50 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:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Writely Confirms Google Acquisition  —  So much for the rumor, the aquisition of Writely by Google has now been confirmed on both the Writely blog and by Google.  Congratulations to the Writely team.  —  This signals two things: a confirmation of Google's desire to hit Microsoft hard …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Newsome.Org and Manthan
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt
Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:   DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy
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 …
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:
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 …
Dustin / Team Blog:
Microsoft Touch Pack...What's That?
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.
Discussion: Boing Boing
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: Techdirt
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.
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 …
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: and open
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 …
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, Joystiq and Cathode Tan
Steve Rubel / Washington Post:
Blog Buzz  —  Tracking Trends Through Internet Chatter  —  Tracking online conversations is the latest method many companies are using to shape customer relations.  In the recent story, Blog Buzz Helps Companies Catch Trends in the Making , marketing strategist Steve Rubel noted the importance of Internet word of mouth.
Discussion: Media Orchard …
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" …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
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