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 …
Discussion: MacRumors, Engadget, AppleInsider, Gadget Lab, Liliputing, CrunchGear, jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo, Electronista, Electronic Pulp, SlashGear, Pocket-lint.com and GottaBeMobile.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple touch-screen netbook in Q3?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Chinese newspaper says Apple building a netbook
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Rumors: Snow Leopard in June, Touch Screen Netbook This Year
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is a touchscreen Apple netbook imminent?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Time is Ripe for an Apple Netbook
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Apple Releasing a Touchscreen Netbook this Summer?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple ordering netbook-sized multitouch panels for 2H09?
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Apple netbook rumoured for Q3 launch
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Yet Another Apple Netbook Rumor
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.
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Newspapers and Behavior Change
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 …
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Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: 3D Baseball Cards
Joey Seiler / Virtual Worlds News: Topps And Total Immersion Bring Augmented Reality To Baseball Cards
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Topps 3D Live Brings Augmented Reality to Baseball Cards
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
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: That Tiny Sum? It's Your Digital Download Royalties After …
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 …
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, GPS Obsessed, SlashGear, WMExperts and Mobile Tech Addicts
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Windows Marketplace for Mobile ‘coming soon’ says portal
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: A brief glimpse of Windows ‘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 …
Discussion: GamePolitics News and techeblog.com
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!
Darren Murph / Engadget: Compact Disc turns 30, MP3 doesn't bother to send a gift
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 …
Discussion: New Zealand Herald and A Networked World
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.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent: Piczo Folding In To Stardoll To Create Teen-Focused Network
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 …