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12:10 PM ET, March 9, 2009

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DigiTimes:
Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper  —  Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple's new netbook, and shipments will start in the third quarter this year, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.  —  Wintek revealed that it is currently working …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Touch Panels for Apple Netbook Ordered?  —  Digitimes relays a Commercial Times report that Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for “Apple's new netbook” due in the 3rd quarter of 2009.  —  Wintek revealed that it is currently working with Apple to develop some new products …
PR Newswire:
Seagate and AMD Unveil World's First Demonstration of Serial ATA 6Gigabit/Second Technology for High-Speed PC Applications  —  Seagate (Nasdaq: STX), teaming with microprocessor manufacturing leader Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans this week …
Discussion: CrunchGear, SlashGear, TechSpot and Engadget
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Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Seagate demos 6Gbps hard-drive transfer speed  —  The next generation of SATA hard drives offers twice the speed cap of the existing SATA2 interface.  —  (Credit: Seagate)  —  In collaboration with AMD, Seagate announced Monday its demonstration of a new hard drive Serial ATA (SATA) …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Online Experiments That Could Help Newspapers  —  A venture by The Bakersfield Californian is one of many ways newspapers are trying to generate new revenue  —  The Bakersfield Californian is an anomaly in the newspaper business.  While other papers are shutting their doors and filing for bankruptcy, it's expanding.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Best Buy Says Goodbye to Circuit City  —  Reader Sean sends in these photos taken outside his local Circuit City store in Amherst, as Best Buy's Geek Squad pay their final respects to Circuit City.  And by that, I mean they bought stuff.  —  Sean tells us that the store was empty down to 3 carts …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Eminem Loses Lawsuit Against Universal Music: Jury Says Digital Music Sales Are Like CD Sales  —  A few years back, a few bands, including Cheap Trick and the Allman Brothers sued their record labels claiming their cut of iTunes sales wasn't right.  It was basically a contractual suit.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
EBay's Big Plans for PayPal  —  The struggling e-commerce company wants to expand its lucrative payments business  —  It's a funny time for a coming-out party.  But just when other companies have stopped giving financial guidance because of the unpredictable nature of today's world markets …
Business Wire:
The New York Times Company and W. P. Carey Announce Closing of Sale-Leaseback Transaction for a Portion of The New York Times Building  — The New York Times Company - , W. P. Carey & Co. LLC  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The New York Times Company and investment firm W. P. Carey & Co. LLC announced today …
Discussion: MediaMemo
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Reprices Employee Stock Options; Analyst Questions Timing  —  Google closed the deal on a reprice stock program today at 6 a.m. that allowed employees to exchange options when their price is higher than $308.57, Friday's closing price and the new strike price for exchanged options.
Discussion: Network World
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Windows Mobile Marketplace Website Comes Online  —  We know very little about the Windows Mobile marketplace.  Microsoft was very quiet about it at MWC - no screenshots, no specifics details.  At first, the word was that only Windows Mobile 6.5 devices could use the Marketplace …
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Webcam Brings 3-D to Topps Sports Cards  —  Since the 1950s, Topps has sold baseball trading cards filled with photos and stats, bringing the game to life.  Now the company is bringing its cards to life.  —  Beginning Monday, collectors who hold a special Topps 3D Live baseball card in front …
Eric Lai / PC World:
Intel Wants Atom Inside Almost Everything  —  Intel Corp. desperately wants the hit Atom netbook processor inside smartphones, cars — even factory robots.  —  After initial reluctance, it's also pushing Atoms for lower-end desktop and notebook PCs.  —  For only one market is the Atom entirely verboten: server computers.
Discussion: The Toybox and CrunchGear
Jorgen Lindqvist / VentureBeat:
Economic downturn drives merger of teen sites Stardoll and Piczo  —  Girl teen-site Stardoll, backed by Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures, is acquiring Piczo, a social networking site that focuses on teen users.  The amount is undisclosed, but the transaction was a mix of cash and equity.
 
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