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11:40 AM ET, February 28, 2008

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Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Jotspot Returns As Google Sites: Wiki-Style Collaboration  —  Ever since Google bought the wiki-based online application startup Jotspot in late 2006, people have been wondering if it had disappeared forever inside the bowels of the search giant.  Tonight, Google's launching Google Sites …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It Took 16 Months, But Google Relaunches Jotspot  —  Google acquired hosted wiki service Jotspot in October 2006.  The service immediately stopped taking new users, although existing users were supported.  Now, nearly sixteen months later, Jotspot has been relaunched under the Google Apps team, as Google Sites.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Goes After Another Microsoft Cash Cow  —  Google is adding a new front to its assault on Microsoft's software applications business.  —  The Internet search giant on Wednesday is rolling out a rival to Microsoft's SharePoint, a program used for collaboration among teams of workers.
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro:
Google Sites - a ball dropped  —  I spent a good amount of time playing about with Google Sites last night.  I'm not over enamoured.  In fact I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  Usability in parts of the application is dreadful.  I had hoped that in releasing this service, Google would validate the wiki market for the SMB.
Sprint:
Sprint Launches Revolutionary $99.99 “Simply Everything(SM)” Plan  —  Plan Defines Simplicity, Offers Customers Unlimited Voice and Data  —  In an industry-defining move, Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it will launch a domestic unlimited pricing plan that gives customers unlimited voice …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint raises stakes in the $99.99 unlimited battle  —  Sprint Nextel upped the ante in the $99.99 all-you-can-eat rate plan battle Thursday by introducing a service that includes unlimited voice as well as unlimited data and slew of premium services.  —  The company announced the new plan called …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sprint Q4 Results Disappoint; Dividend Suspended; Unveils $99.99 …
Julian Guthrie / sanfranmag.com:
Googirl  —  The serious power and glam passions of Marissa Mayer, the gorgeously geeky Googler who's generating a new kind of Silicon Valley notoriety.  —  A week before Christmas, Marissa Mayer, the most closely watched woman in the most closely watched company in the world …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Marissa Mayer Just a Dolled-Up, Social-Climbing Material Girl?  Who Knew?  —  We've never met Google's Marissa Mayer, but we will confess to having had a secret crush on her.  We've imagined her as a Sue Decker-type: brilliant, competent, smoking.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Marissa Mayer gets the cupcake treatment  —  The only shocker in Julian Guthrie's profile of Marissa Mayer for San Francisco magazine: That the “gorgeously geeky Googler” is well-respected within the Googleplex.  Perhaps among the executives Google PR trotted out for the ritual encomiums, but not among the rank and file.
Official Google Blog:
Google Health, a first look  —  It's been a busy week for the Google Health team.  Last week we announced our partnership and pilot with the Cleveland Clinic.  This week, the team has been at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in Orlando, Florida, where Eric
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Wall Street Journal:
Google to Offer Health Records On the Web
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple: All signs point to a more business friendly iPhone  —  Apple has dropped some serious hints that its iPhone strategy will at least be tweaked-mostly in ways that will court business users.  —  First up, Apple has sent invitations for the launch of the iPhone SDK next week …
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Kevinle / Windows Live Dev:
David Treadwell on New and Updated Windows Live Platform Services  —  Hey folks, Dave Treadwell here.  For those who don't know me, I run the Live Platform Services team here at Microsoft.  Before coming over to the services world, I spent many years working on .NET, and I feel really fortunate …
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:   Windows Live Platform Announcements: Cool new toys just in time for Mix
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
Sharp and Hitachi raided in Nintendo DS probe  —  The Nintendo DS, the handheld games console adored by millions across the globe, has become the focus of a price-fixing investigation targeting two of Japan's largest electronics companies.  —  The headquarters of Sharp and Hitachi …
Discussion: Destructoid
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Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Under the bonnet of Android  —  I had the chance this week to meet Andy Rubin, Google's director of mobile platforms.  —  He's the man behind Android, the open source operating system that is at the heart of the Open Handset Alliance.  —  He was kind enough to give me a demo of Android running on a handset and the video is here.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Full text: Microsoft execs on Vista problems  —  A federal judge today unsealed internal Microsoft e-mails that have been used to support the plaintiffs' case in the lawsuit over the “Windows Vista Capable” program.  Snippets were previously read aloud in court, but the full messages go further …
George Ou:
Microsoft's free enterprise search is a must try  —  At the Heroes Happens {here} event in LA yesterday which saw the launch* of Windows Server 2008, one of the relatively hidden gems of the event in my opinion was Microsoft's free** Search Server 2008 Express.
Discussion: eWeek, I4U News and Bink.nu
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors  —  Google is continuing to try to disrupt Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, and, we've heard, may even be considering a bid to acquire a significant chunk of Yahoo's stock (keep reading though, we're calling this a long shot at best).
 
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Salesforce.com Reports Strong Fourth Quarter
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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
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PR Newswire:
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Kim Zetter / Wired News:
TED 2008: How Good People Turn Evil, From Stanford to Abu Ghraib
Bill Ray / The Register:
Tablet users jump for joy over K-Sketch
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
George Ou / Zero Day:
Secunia: It's not a flaw if it's a feature
Mobile Entertainment:
The $250bn mobile ad market?
BBC:
Web desktop targets ‘cybernomads’
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 Earlier Items: 
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Quintura Releases Site-Specific Search Cloud Widget
Lewis Page / The Register:
US gov now says Eye-o-Sauron™ border masts are crap
Guardian:
Laptop sold on eBay hid confidential Home Office disc
Discussion: The Register
Producer / Chris Pirillo:
Top Ten List of Free Windows Programs
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Douchebaggery  —  David Heinemeier Hansson has a problem …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The Semantic Web's biggest problem
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Bill Gates Joins LinkedIn
Discussion: eWeek and Bits
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Redesign