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, Engadget, Digital Daily, GMSV, TheAppleBlog, Gizmodo, Guardian, AppleInsider, TUAW, The Tech Report, The Mobile Gadgeteer, Gadget Lab, Electronic Pulp, CrunchGear, Electronista, Boy Genius Report, Unwired View, SlashGear, Liliputing, Pocket-lint.com, Edible Apple, Gearlog 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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple touch-screen netbook in Q3?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iPhoneBook? — What are Apple's intentions in the fledgling Netbook market?
John Murrell / GMSV: Taiwan supplier steps up production of Apple netbook rumors
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Touch Screen Mac in the Pipeline for 2009?
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Apple Releasing a Touchscreen Netbook this Summer?
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Chinese newspaper says Apple building a netbook
Dave Caolo / TUAW: More netbook rumors from Asian manufacturers
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Taiwanese paper predicts Mac netbook
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Is this newest Apple netbook rumor just more wishful thinking?
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Rumors: Snow Leopard in June, Touch Screen Netbook This Year
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is a touchscreen Apple netbook imminent?
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Apple to announce touchscreen netbook this summer?
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
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?
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
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch: Apple, Don't Buy Into Netbook Hype
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
Seagate demos 6Gbps hard-drive transfer speed
Discussion: Electronista, DailyTech, internetnews.com, Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Seagate Demos 6Gb/sec SATA with AMD
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Seagate's SATA3 Is 200% Faster than Current Hard Drives
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Seagate teams with AMD to show off SATA 3
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
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 …
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
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
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: Silicon Alley Insider, alarm:clock, 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
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: VentureBeat, Ars Technica, Engadget, Imaging Insider, GottaBeMobile.com, SiliconAngle, Gizmodo, Virtual Worlds News, SlipperyBrick.com and DailyTech
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Topps launches 3-D baseball cards with Total Immersion technology
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
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Topps Baseball Cards Get High-Tech Makeover
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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: Facebook: Photo data loss was temporary
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Don't Worry, Says Facebook, Your Photos are Safe
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Hard Drive Failure Takes Down 15% of Facebook Pics
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.
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
Dave Lee / BBC:
Blank canvas — In early March, the BBC Trust set about the task of debating the public value of Project Canvas. — Should the plans put forward by the BBC executive get the go-ahead, it might mean that Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) becomes a staple feature in UK homes as early as 2010.
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: Engadget, Unwired View, Electronista, IntoMobile, SlashGear and SlashPhone
Sean Cooper / Engadget: LG's GC900 Viewty II subjected to smudgycam treatment?
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!
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, AppScout, Mobile Tech Addicts and WMExperts
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows Marketplace for Mobile page says “coming soon”
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Windows Marketplace for Mobile ‘coming soon’ says portal
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Posts Windows Mobile Marketplace Site, Little Else
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: A brief glimpse of Windows ‘Marketplace’
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!
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Social Networking More Popular Than Email, More Profitable Than...Er...Um
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Social Networking More Popular Than Email
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 …