ASUS Offers Bold Growth Predictions

From DailyTech: The netbook is a massive success thanks in part to the current global economic recession. Consumers with less cash to spend are looking to the low cost netbooks rather than full notebook computers. Virtually every computer maker is now offering a netbook computer, the lone holdout is Apple.

Intel Projected to Release Core i5 Microprocessors in September

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. plans to release its next-generation performance-mainstream microprocessors code-named Lynnfield in September this year, which is considerably later compared to the original schedule. The delay is believed to be a result of the global financial slump.

32GB iPhone looking more likely

Does Microsoft's new LLC point to a search deal?

From CNET News.com: Microsoft last week registered a limited liability company (LLC) in Delaware, stoking speculation that it is planning an acquisition or joint venture. If true, Microsoft may be planning a little bit more than a demo of its search engine and a big ad campaign to promote it.

In a research report, Jeffries analyst Katherine Egbert wrote:

Nokia Launches Ovi Store Globally

From DailyTech: The Apple App Store has been an unmitigated success for the company. It has spawned a host of competitive offerings from virtually every other smartphone maker hoping to grab some of the success for themselves in a time when phone makers need all the profits they can get.

SSD Prices Could be Cut in Half Due to New JMicron Flash Controller & 32nm NAND Flash

From DailyTech: DailyTech has learned that JMicron will be unveiling a new NAND flash controller for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs) in the near future. The JMF612 chip uses an ARM9 core in a 289-ball TFBGA package, and will support the use of up to 256MB of DDR or DDR2 DRAM as an external cache.

AMD to Win Cyberdyne Systems CPU Contract

From X-bit Labs: The main contenders for the bid are shaping up to be Santa Clara-based Intel, Armonk-based IBM, and Sunnyvale-based AMD. Speculation abounds as to AMD’s upper hand in the bid due to its shared geographic location and similar corporate culture.

Google Chrome gains speed, privacy improvements

From InfoWorld: Google's Chrome browser is now faster and has gained the ability for users to hide thumbnails on its New Tab page. The update, internally called Chrome 2, is being automatically rolled out to current users and is also available for download, according to Chrome team member Darin Fisher, writing in the Google corporate blog.

Is AT&T Preparing a Google Android Offensive?

From PC World: AT&T has been keeping quiet on its plans to adopt the Google Android platform so far. But with rumors that Verizon might steal its iPhone exclusivity and several high-end handset manufacturers already set to deliver Android phones, the wireless carrier is now on track to spread some Google love to its customers.

Apple changes mind on rejected e-book reader app

From CNET News.com: Apple has had a change of heart and decided to allow an iPhone app that offered access to the Kama Sutra.

Apple on Thursday notified the developer that it had rejected the e-book reader app because it deemed the content available on Eucalyptus as "objectionable." As it does with all books available through the app, Eucalyptus downloads a text-only version of the ancient Indian book on sexuality from Project Gutenberg

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