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: Apple 2.0, jkOnTheRun, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Engadget, Guardian, GMSV, TheAppleBlog, AppleInsider, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report, The Tech Report, Gadget Lab, The Mobile Gadgeteer, Electronic Pulp, CrunchGear, Electronista, Unwired View, SlashGear, Liliputing, Edible Apple, Pocket-lint.com, Gearlog, TUAW and GottaBeMobile.com
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: What's Wintek making for Apple?
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Time is Ripe for an Apple Netbook
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: What are Apple's intentions in the fledgling Netbook market?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple touch-screen netbook in Q3?
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper
John Murrell / GMSV: Taiwan supplier steps up production of Apple netbook rumors
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Touch Screen Mac in the Pipeline for 2009?
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Chinese newspaper says Apple building a netbook
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Apple Releasing a Touchscreen Netbook this Summer?
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Apple to announce touchscreen netbook this summer?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Taiwanese paper predicts Mac netbook
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Rumors: Snow Leopard in June, Touch Screen Netbook This Year
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Is this newest Apple netbook rumor just more wishful thinking?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is a touchscreen Apple netbook imminent?
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Apple Netbook to finally come in Q3 2009?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple ordering netbook-sized multitouch panels for 2H09?
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Apple netbook rumoured for Q3 launch
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: Apple Netbook Coming in Q3
Dave Caolo / TUAW: More netbook rumors from Asian manufacturers
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Yet Another Apple Netbook Rumor
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 …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, 9 to 5 Mac, The Toybox and The iPhone Blog
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: What should Apple do - Scale down Mac OS X or scale up iPhone OS?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple Touch Netbooks Q3 2009?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: MacBook Touch/iTablet/iPhone HD Panels on Order?
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
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AMD & Seagate demo SATA 6Gbps HDD
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Seagate demos 6Gbps SATA interface
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) …
Discussion: Electronista, DailyTech, Gadgetell, Gizmodo and internetnews.com
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Seagate Demos 6Gb/sec SATA with AMD
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Seagate teams with AMD to show off SATA 3
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Seagate's SATA3 Is 200% Faster than Current Hard Drives
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
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: techeblog.com and GamePolitics News
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: Between the Lines and Network World
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google reprices employee 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.
Discussion: alarm:clock, Silicon Alley Insider, HipMojo.com, paidContent.org, paidContent, TechCrunch UK & Europe, Virtual Worlds News and Pulse2
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: More Startups Merging With Each Other
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Teenagers Stardoll and Piczo Hook Up
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org: Piczo Merging With Stardoll To Create Teen-Focused Network
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Piczo Merging With Stardoll To Create Teen-Focused Network
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Stardoll Buys Out Piczo
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: Music Ally, Digital Daily, the Econsultancy blog and TeleRead
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: UMG prevails in Eminem digital royalties lawsuit
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: That Tiny Sum? …
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: US court: digital music sales are like CD sales
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Eminem digital download royalty lawsuit strikes out
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: Ars Technica, WMPoweruser.com, GPS Obsessed, SlashGear, Mobile Tech Addicts, WMExperts and AppScout
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows Marketplace for Mobile page says “coming soon”
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Windows Marketplace for Mobile ‘coming soon’ says portal
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: A brief glimpse of Windows ‘Marketplace’
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Posts Windows Mobile Marketplace Site, Little Else
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Engadget, Imaging Insider, GottaBeMobile.com, SiliconAngle, Gizmodo, Virtual Worlds News and SlipperyBrick.com
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: 3D Baseball Cards
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Topps 3D Live Brings Augmented Reality to Baseball Cards
Joey Seiler / Virtual Worlds News: Topps And Total Immersion Bring Augmented Reality To Baseball Cards
Shane McGlaun / SlipperyBrick.com: Topps baseball cards go high tech
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.
Discussion: Unwired View, Engadget Mobile, IntoMobile, SlashGear and SlashPhone
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: LG Viewty II GC900 in live pics
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: LG Viewty 2 Spotted at MWC
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Viewty II GC900 spotted in live photos
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Here is the LG Viewty II Photo!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: Would you run a server using Intel's Atom processor?
Scott Merrill / CrunchGear: Atoms are, after all, the universal building block
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:
Palm to Remarket Common Stock Underlying Elevation Units — SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM - News) today announced, subject to market conditions, that it is exercising its right to remarket approximately 18.5 million common shares underlying 49% of the units …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Reuters and Electronista
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters: Palm moves to bolster capital ahead of Pre launch
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 …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Social Networking More Popular Than Email
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