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10:20 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
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.
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ooma rebounds after cutting price for service  —  (03-08) 15:20 PST — After it stumbled out of the gate in July 2007, it's hard to imagine that Palo Alto's Ooma would look forward to an economic downturn.  —  But the startup, which offers free home phone service with the purchase of an Ooma box …
 
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Down with Facebook!  —  What nobody bothers to mention …
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