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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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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building ‘Netbook’ — Is This The ‘iPod Touch HD’?  —  More support that Apple is working on what we've been calling the “iPod touch HD” — a touchscreen, portable Internet device that's bigger than the iPhone: “Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple's new netbook …
Discussion: Apple Watch and Macworld
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: SlashGear, CrunchGear, Engadget and TechSpot
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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) …
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.
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.
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Could Customized Newspapers Bring Readers Back?  —  A big newspaper company wants to give you news the way Burger King makes hamburgers: your way.  —  MediaNews Group, the nation's fourth-largest newspaper chain, said it would test a customized newspaper service this summer at The Los Angeles Daily News …
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Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:   Back to the future: MediaNews revives “print your own newspaper”
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Technologizer and mocoNews
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
Natasha Lomas / CNET News:
Android sales to outstrip iPhone by '12?  —  The iPhone's lead over smartphone upstart Android may be short-lived, according to an industry watcher's predictions.  —  Android smartphone sales will outstrip iPhone sales by 2012, market researcher Informa Telecoms & Media has predicted in a new report.
Discussion: digg.com
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 …
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.
Evan Priestley / Facebook Blog:
Status on Photo Storage Problems  —  You may have noticed in the past day that some photos aren't appearing or are displaying a “question mark” graphic when you go to view them.  We have experienced some problems with our photo storage that affected between 10 to 15 percent of already uploaded photos.
Discussion: CNET News, ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Newspaper Consortium Keeps Growing  —  Even as Google is cancelling its experiment with newspaper advertising, Yahoo is expanding its newspaper consortium.  Today, Yahoo is announcing that it is adding two new members: The Boston Globe and the St. Petersburg Times.
Discussion: Local Onliner, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Phone Arena:
Images revealing Viewty 2's design  —  You know what they say - better late than never.  Remember when we told you about the mysterious LG GC900 (also known as the Viewty 2) five days ago?  The reason that we wrote about it was a picture of a specs sheet, listing the key specifications of the device.
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 …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Wattpad furnishes iPhone with bootleg books for bupkes  —  Pirate-lit sets sail  —  Free whitepaper - Electrical efficiency modelling for data centers  —  The literato's Pirate Bay, Wattpad, has reached the iPhone and iPod Touch, offering community scribblings and copyrighted material through an Apple-sanctioned client.
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Social networking and blogs now more popular than email, says Nielsen  —  Two thirds of us now use “member communities” — and their popularity is being boosted by the growing use of mobiles for internet access  —  A Nielsen Online report says two thirds of us now use what it calls …
Discussion: Digital Daily and Mashable!
eWeek:
Oracle Reveals Sourcing On Demand  —  Oracle on March 9 announced the release of Oracle Sourcing On Demand, a software-as-a-service solution designed to make the enterprise's supply-chain management more efficient and cost-effective.  Based on Oracle Sourcing and Oracle Sourcing Optimization …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Big Blue's Contrarian Manifesto  —  By now, much of corporate America is humbled and hunkered down, hoping to survive an economic crisis that seems to get worse day by day.  That is certainly not the posture at I.B.M.'s headquarters in Armonk, N.Y.  —  In a spirited message in the annual report sent …
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Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
Intel Envisions Shape-Shifting Smartphones
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Dave Lee / BBC:
Blank canvas  —  In early March, the BBC Trust set about the task …
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Diigo Buys Furl; More Consolidation In Social-Bookmarking Space
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ooma rebounds after cutting price for service
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
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Discussion: Engadget and Geekologie
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Caustic Graphics to create graphics chips with novel ray-tracing technology
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and CNET News
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