Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 10-Mar-06

Amazon Considering Downloads CEBIT: Origami Devices–Will Anyone Buy Them? Central Contact List Disabled for older Skype versions Forbes reports billionaire boom Google to pay $90m in ‘click fraud’ suit Handheld PC dominates Cebit start IBM Boosts Supercomputer Data Speed by 600% On Google’s Lack Of Forward Guidance (GOOG) Online publisher’s European move Origami May Fold into Vertical Markets Origami Revealed – First Take Analysis PodcastUser Magazine: Issue Two Skype Says It Means Business Thumbstacks – Ajax/Flash Web PowerPoint Using Blogs…

Microsoft’s Apple-style word of mouth

If you pay attention to what’s going on in the broad tech world (Tech Memeorandum is a great way to get the hum of some opinion), you can’t help but notice things like the growing buzz about Microsoft’s Origami during the past few days. Like at least half the blogosphere and some mainstream media, I’ve taken a look at the teasing video showing Origami in action (full instructions via Bink). Ooh, I want one of these! And there’s a good…

AJAX patent absurdity

News that the US Patent Office has granted a patent to a software developer that gives him the rights to charge license fees for any application development that uses AJAX has not been well received by developers and others with an interest in this set of technologies. Scores of blog posts and hundreds of Digg comments are uniformly negative if not downright hostile about this news. Little commentary yet by mainstream media. AJAX is one of the hottest application development…

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 23-Feb-06

“NewComm Forum” One Year Later: A Q&A with Albrycht & McClure Blog Herald doesn’t understand why full-text feeds work David Pogue: Wi-Fi to Go: The Hot Spot in a Box eBay Gets Serious About Skype EU proposes technology flagship Google Names Head of Philanthropy Google’s ‘thumbnails’ infringe copyrights L’Oreal eyes Body Shop takeover New Technorati Features: Favorites. And Reading Lists/OPML for Blog Finder (Dsifry/Sifry’s Alerts) Ten Worst Presentation Habits Treasure hunt is the clue to a new marketing tool World’s…

First paper-less daily newspaper

De Tijd newspaper of Antwerp, Belgium, will soon become the world’s first newspaper to publish a digital version on ‘electronic paper’ which is automatically updated during the day. From a report in Tech M&C: […] Instead of buying your daily paper, from April 2006, 200 subscribers will be able to start the day by connecting a portable electronic device supplied by De Tijd to the internet and start downloading their daily paper. Updates will be automatic during the day, if…

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