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10:25 AM ET, March 9, 2009

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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Digital Daily
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) …
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 …
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 …
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Happy 30th Birthday, Compact Disc!  —  Compact discs weren't always impromptu drink coasters.  Once, in the not-so-distant past, they played music, contained pictures, and let people play video games with tacked-on FMV sequences.  And today, the venerable CD turned 30.  —  Happy birthday!
Discussion: Engadget
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Law is ‘Reasonable’ Says Kiwi Music Chief  —  Last year, the New Zealand government passed ‘3-strike’ legislation which was designed to have alleged copyright infringers disconnected from the Internet.  In February a code of practice was drafted by the music industry and ISPs …
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Back to the future: MediaNews revives “print your own newspaper”  —  In an approach rather different from Microsoft's vision of content delivery in the future, which I described yesterday, MediaNews Group has announced plans for I-News, a system that will print your own customized newspaper on your own printer:
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.
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.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
SynapSense Raises $7 Million for Sensors  —  SynapSense has raised $7 million in additional investment, the company said today, and will use the money to further develop its wireless energy sensors and expand beyond its core market in the data center sector.
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Caustic Graphics to create graphics chips with novel ray-tracing technology
Discussion: CNET News and Wall Street Journal
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Angelsoft Lets Startups Find Funding Through New Investor Filtering Tool
Discussion: The Social Times and VentureBeat
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
One Nation Under Google...With Liberty and Apps for All?
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Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Recruiters Use Search Engines to Lure Job Hunters
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Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Google's DMCA takedowns leaving Blogger users high and dry
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
GOP's top techie calls it quits
Matt Labash / Weekly Standard:
Down with Facebook!  —  What nobody bothers to mention …
Discussion: Gawker
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Wolfram Alpha is Coming — and It Could be as Important as Google
 

 
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