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10:45 AM ET, March 4, 2008

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Charles Wiles / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Shifting Google Gears to mobile  —  Ever use a mobile web application and suddenly lose your cell connection?  That's happened to me many times.  If you've shared my pain, you'll be excited to know that we've launched Google Gears for mobile, which lets users access Gears-enabled mobile web apps offline.
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Charles Wiles / Google Code Blog:
Power up your mobile web applications  —  It's a mobile zoo out there.  If you've ever tried coding up a mobile client application, you've probably noticed that the huge variety of mobile operating systems makes it tough to build rich applications that work on every device.  We face the same challenges.
Google Gears API Blog:
Google Gears in Your Pocket
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:   Zoho Writer Extends Mobile Support, Adds Offline Capability …
Nokia:
Nokia to bring Microsoft Silverlight powered experiences to millions of mobile users  —  Extends choice for developers on the world's leading mobile platforms  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced plans to make Microsoft Silverlight available for S60 on Symbian OS …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Silverlight Goes Mobile With Nokia  —  Nokia has signed up to use Microsoft's Silverlight platform for its S60 and S40 mobile devices as well as its Nokia Internet tablets, marking the first mobile win for the Redmond giant's rich media development framework.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Silverlight coming to mobile devices this year
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Gizmodo
BBC:   Microsoft targets the mobile web
IEBlog:
Microsoft's Interoperability Principles and IE8  —  We've decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can.  This decision is a change from what we've posted previously.  —  Why Change?  —  Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles.
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Sanity prevails: IE8 will default to standard-compliant mode
Discussion: TGDaily.com and The Tao of Mac
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:   IE 8 Will Do the Right Thing
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
AMD's integrated graphics get a boost  —  AMD is looking to put a troubled 2007 behind it with a pair of announcements Tuesday highlighting its desktop chipsets and manufacturing advances.  —  The company plans on Tuesday at the CeBit conference to unveil its most up-to-date integrated graphics products …
Discussion: eWeek, Computerworld and All News Feeds
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InfoWorld:
AMD launches 780 chip set for Puma, Cartwheel  —  Advanced Micro Devices took a step closer to the introduction of its upcoming Cartwheel and Puma chip packages with the introduction of its 780 series chip set at the Cebit exhibition in Hanover, Germany.  —  Designed to operate …
Discussion: Computerworld
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Audiophiles can't tell the difference between Monster Cable and coat hangers  —  We've always believed that the perceived quality boost that comes from using high-end cables is really just a trick of the mind (read: justifying the ridiculous cost of premium cables to yourself) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Steven Spielberg's Ghost Town  —  Hollywood super producer Steven Spielberg is preparing to launch a new social network, we've heard from multiple sources.  The focus will be on users who've had or who are interested in sharing paranormal and extraterrestrial experiences.
Discussion: Inquirer and The Last Podcast
Paul Miller / Engadget:
ASUS' 9-inch Eee PC, now with living pixels!  —  We showed you quite a bit of the 9-inch Eee PC from ASUS yesterday, but they wouldn't let us turn it on.  Now that CeBIT has officially begun, however, ASUS is lighting up those pixels loud and proud.  ASUS tells us the screen is 1024 x 600 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Back on the Beat: Introducing OStatic, the Open Source Blog  —  I have spent the past two months recuperating from my medical setback - reading, rebuilding my physical strength and of course, writing an occasional blog post or two.  My doctors have given me permission to work — four hours a day …
Joe Fay / The Register:
Yahoo! unveils third leg for managing mobile content  —  CeBIT Yahoo! sprouted the third leg of its mobile content strategy today, with the surprise launch of onePlace, an application that aggregates and filters users' content desires.  —  onePlace lines up with oneSearch …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
PR Newswire:
TomTom Reveals Revolutionary IQ Routes(TM) Technology on New TomTom GO Series  —  ~ Unique route calculation method provides smartest routing on the market ~  —  TomTom, the world's largest portable navigation solutions provider, today announces ground- breaking features and unique content …
 
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