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: last100, VentureBeat, The Register, jkOnTheRun, TechCrunch, Apple 2.0, eWeek, Digital Daily, Computerworld Blogs, TUAW, Engadget, TechSpot, Gizmodo, Electronista, The Mobile Gadgeteer, Unwired View, DisplayBlog, SlashGear, Liliputing, TheAppleBlog, GMSV, Boy Genius Report, Electronic Pulp, Guardian, The Tech Report, Neowin.net, Pocket-lint.com, InformationWeek, Gadget Lab, CrunchGear, Gearlog, Edible Apple, AppleInsider, GottaBeMobile.com and digg.com
Steve O'Hear / last100: Will Apple's ‘Netbook’ be open or closed?
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: Apple netbook? Apple tablet? Both? Neither?
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Taiwan supplier fingered in Apple touch-screen netbook rumor
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Time is Ripe for an Apple Netbook
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: What's Wintek making for Apple?
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple Netbook Rumors Stirred by Taiwan Newspaper
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: iPhoneBook? — What are Apple's intentions in the fledgling Netbook market?
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs: Report: Apple netbook to ship by third quarter
Dave Caolo / TUAW: More netbook rumors from Asian manufacturers
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple touch-screen netbook in Q3?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: More rumors emerge of touch-screen Apple netbook
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Apple Releasing a Touchscreen Netbook this Summer?
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Is this newest Apple netbook rumor just more wishful thinking?
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Apple Netbook to finally come in Q3 2009?
Jin / DisplayBlog: Apple Netbook
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple ordering netbook-sized multitouch panels for 2H09?
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Touch Screen Mac in the Pipeline for 2009?
John Murrell / GMSV: Taiwan supplier steps up production of Apple netbook rumors
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Apple to announce touchscreen netbook this summer?
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Taiwanese paper predicts Mac netbook
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Apple netbook rumoured for Q3 launch
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek: Reports: Apple Netbook Due In Third Quarter
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Rumors: Snow Leopard in June, Touch Screen Netbook This Year
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Is a touchscreen Apple netbook imminent?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: Apple Netbook Coming in Q3
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Chinese newspaper says Apple building a netbook
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Yet Another Apple Netbook Rumor
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
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: 9 to 5 Mac, Hardware 2.0, The Toybox, Pulse2 and The iPhone Blog
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple Touch Netbooks Q3 2009?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: What should Apple do - Scale down Mac OS X or scale up iPhone OS?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Wintek Building Touch Panels For New Apple Products
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: MacBook Touch/iTablet/iPhone HD Panels on Order?
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: Computerworld, All Facebook, ReadWriteWeb, Storage Soup, Mashable! and AppScout
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld: Facebook temporarily loses more than 10% of photos in hard drive failure
Kristen Nicole / All Facebook: OMG! My Facebook Photos Are Gone!!
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Don't Worry, Says Facebook, Your Photos are Safe
Beth Pariseau / Storage Soup: Consumers feel enterprise-grade storage pain
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook: Your Photos Aren't Lost
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Hard Drive Failure Takes Down 15% of Facebook Pics
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook: Photo data loss was temporary
Facebook: Photo data loss was temporary
Heather Wood / Gadgetell: Facebook temporarily loses millions of photos
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Microsoft reopens door to deal with Yahoo! — Microsoft is still holding out hope that it can resurrect a deal with Yahoo!, leaving the door open for the new management of the search company to join forces with the software giant in the future. — In an interview with The Times, Kevin Turner …
Discussion: LiveSide, Silicon Alley Insider and The Register, Thanks:atul
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft Waiting By The Phone For Carol's Call
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: Between the Lines, Electronista, Smalltalk Tidbits … and digg.com
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Android over iPhone? — I have my doubts about this assertion from Informa Telecoms:
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: Computerworld, Ars Technica, Electronista, Neowin.net, Softpedia News, DailyTech, internetnews.com, Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Melissa J. Perenson / Computerworld: Seagate, AMD Showcase Super Fast SATA Drive
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
Seagate and AMD Unveil World's First Demonstration of Serial ATA …
Seagate and AMD Unveil World's First Demonstration of Serial ATA …
Discussion: SlashGear, CrunchGear, Engadget and TechSpot
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AMD & Seagate demo SATA 6Gbps HDD
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Seagate demos 6Gbps SATA interface
Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube to block UK music videos — YouTube is blocking all premium music videos to UK users after failing to reach a new licensing agreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS). — Thousands of videos will be unavailable to YouTube users from later on Monday.
Discussion: Music Ally, dot.life blog, The Social and Neowin.net, Thanks:atul
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: YouTube to block music videos for UK users after PRS row
Darren Waters / dot.life blog: YouTube row reflects online minefield
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: YouTube unplugs music videos in U.K.
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: The Register, Digital Daily, Obsessable, Mashable!, dailywireless.org, the Econsultancy blog and Social Media News
Austin Modine / The Register: Social networking and blogs more popular than email
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Social Networking More Popular Than Email, More Profitable Than...Er...Um
Samuel Axon / Obsessable: Social networking is bigger than e-mail, says Nielsen
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Social Networking More Popular Than Email
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Social Networks: Bigger than E-Mail?
John Gaffney / the Econsultancy blog: Social media explodes past email
Palm Boosts Capital Before Pre Launch — Palm is looking to raise more capital before the launch of the highly anticipated Pre smartphone later this year. The move to inject more capital into the company comes after a poor financial quarter for Palm, and as Palm looks to challenge both RIM and Apple in the smartphone market.
Discussion: CNET News, Digital Daily, InformationWeek and IntoMobile
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Palm seeks to raise money for Pre launch
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Palm: We're Desperate, Get Used to It
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Palm: We Need To Sell Stock To Survive
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
U2/Apple Relationship Sours? — Maybe you saw the public relations steamroller from the uber-band U2 last week: Seems they were everywhere as they gear up for their next big world tour, but this mega tour carries some intriguing back stories worth a mention. — It was just a few years ago that U2 joined Apple Inc. [AAPL Loading...
Discussion: AppleInsider, VentureBeat, mocoNews, Boy Genius Report, CrunchGear and digg.com
Zach Spear / AppleInsider: U2 jumps ship from Apple to Research in Motion
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Forget Apple, Palm And Microsoft, U2 Partners With BlackBerry
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: U2 ditches Apple, joins up with RIM
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Be mad, Apple fans: RIM to sponsor U2's upcoming tour
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: Digital Daily, Between the Lines and Network World
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: And to Think They Used to Trade at $741... If Google (GOOG) …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google reprices employee options
Jeffrey Tinsley / MediaPost:
Is The Free Ride Over For Web Startups? — The quickly cooling online advertising climate threatens scores of startups that have monetized free content with ads as their sole source of revenue. It's especially sensitive because most Internet users have come to enjoy — if not depend on …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Better Search Doesn't Mean Beating Google — A headline that kicked around the blogosphere this weekend made no sense to me: “Wolfram Alpha is Coming — and It Could be as Important as Google.” — The post — written by Nova Spivack, the chief executive of Radar Networks …
Discussion: PC World, Guardian, The Noisy Channel and Digital Daily
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: UK search engine ‘could rival Google’
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: A New Kind of Marketing (NKM)
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: QOTD — Where Google is a system for FINDING things …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Revenue Weakens Markedly Over Past Month — Last week, when Google CEO Eric Schmidt (GOOG) described the economy as “pretty dire” and said Google was “not immune,” some analysts argued that Eric's comments were not new and should not be taken to mean that Google's business is deteriorating.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, Tech Trader Daily and Gawker, Thanks:atul
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch: Google's Pain is Microsoft's Gain
Owen Thomas / Gawker: With Layoffs Looming, Is the “Google Magic” Gone?
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, HipMojo.com, paidContent.org, paidContent, VatorNews, broadstuff, TechCrunch UK & Europe, Virtual Worlds News and Pulse2
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
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: The Stardoll Network formed
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: PICZO ABSORBED, JOOST UP NEXT?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Stardoll Buys Out Piczo
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 and tinyComb, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jason Wilk / tinyComb: Yahoo Expands Its Newspaper Partners
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, paidContent.org and Tech Ticker
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: eBay Looking to Expand PayPal's Reach
Tricia Duryee / paidContent.org: eBay's Mobile Plans For PayPal
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, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Electronista, MobileCrunch and SlashPhone
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: LG Viewty II GC900 in live pics
Sean Cooper / Engadget: LG's GC900 Viewty II subjected to smudgycam treatment?
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: LG Viewty 2 Spotted at MWC
Chris Davies / SlashGear: LG Viewty II GC900 spotted in live photos
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch: LG Viewty II gets stuck behind dirty glass, caught on camera
Kim Poh Liaw / SlashPhone: Here is the LG Viewty II Photo!
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
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Nieman Journalism Lab, paidContent.org and techblog.dallasnews.com
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Newspaper Company Wants to Gain Back Readers By Printing Customized Papers
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab: Back to the future: MediaNews revives “print your own newspaper”
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: MediaNews Touts ‘Personalized’ …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Foxit PDF viewer open to attack, say researchers — Unlike Adobe Reader, patch for free Foxit is available now — Computerworld) Security researchers today warned of several vulnerabilities in Foxit, a free PDF document viewer that has been recommended as an alternative to Adobe Reader …
Discussion: The Register and SANS Internet Storm Center …
John Leyden / The Register: FoxIT update defends against PDF peril
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
March 24th Event to Focus on Software? — Sevenmac.de reports [Google translation] that they have received an anonymous tip that the rumored March 24th Apple special event will focus on software. … According to Sevenmac, a new version of Final Cut Studio currently exists as an internal beta.
Discussion: Ars Technica, The iPhone Blog and Edible Apple
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple may still have surprises up its sleeve for March 24
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: March 24 Apple Event to Focus on... Pro Apps?!