Dell reportedly to enter 19" widescreen LCD monitor market

Dell has sent a request for quotation (RFQ) to panel makers for 19" widescreen LCD monitor panels, according to sources.

Top AIM developer now with Google

Justin Uberti announced Saturday that he has left AOL after nearly 10 years as a lead developer for the company's widely utilized AOL Instant Messenger software. He joins the Google development team this week.

Microsoft offered to underwrite SCO funding, says Baystar

According to a declaration by Larry Goldfarb, managing general partner at former SCO investor BayStar Capital, a Microsoft employee promised to guarantee the investment firm's 2003 funding of Linden, Utah-based SCO.

Foxconn secures notebook orders from Apple, says paper

Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) has received notebook orders from Apple Computer and will start volume shipments of one new MacBook model to the US vendor by the end of this year, Vincent Chen, an analyst at Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA), was quoted as saying in a Chinese-language Commercial Times report last week.

Microsoft to roll out RTM version of Windows Vista this month - sources

Microsoft is expected to roll out the RTM (released to manufacturing) version of its upcoming Windows Vista operating system this month, before to officially launch the product to business customers in November, according to sources at Taiwan-based system makers.

Google may announce deal to buy YouTube: source

Internet search leader Google could announce a deal to buy top online video service YouTube as early as Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, following a spate of programming distribution deals that could clear legal hurdles to an acquisition,

Intel said to be seeking strategic partnership with Nvidia

Intel may raise its stake in Nvidia so that they can form a strategic partnership to oppose the merger of AMD and ATI, according to sources at Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

AUO and CMO completing LED food chain

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are becoming more comprehensive in their LED supply-chain deployment, with both panel makers recently confirming investments in LED packaging firms.

Google to buy YouTube for $1.6 billion - reports

Google is close to buying YouTube for $1.6 billion, according to reports.

Best Buy teams with Real, Sandisk on music service

Leading electronics retailer Best Buy said Thursday it would partner with MP3 player maker Sandisk and Real Networks to create and promote a subscription and buy-to-own music service. The collaboration is the latest effort to dethrone Apple from the top of the digital music market.

Doubts linger over Vista D-day

Microsoft is on track to ship Windows Vista to businesses in November and to consumers in January, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Insurance firm sues Microsoft over Xbox house fire

An insurance company acting on behalf of Melvin Young has sued Microsoft because his house suffered an extensive fire because an Xbox malfunctioned on January 5th last year.

Schwarzenegger terminates RFID bill

Legislative proposals to regulate government use of RFID technology in California have been vetoed by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Calif. to indict Dunn, four more over HP spy scandal

Patricia Dunn, the former chairman of HP, and four others are to face charges over The great HP Pretexting Fiasco.

Cyber Home to stop producing DVD players - sources

Taiwan-based Cyber Home Entertainment, a maker of DVD players an recorders, has decided to stop producing DVD players mainly due to that Philips demands royalty payment, according to industry sources.

Market-share free-for-all breaks out in hard drive market

Seagate Technology's acquisition of Maxtor has triggered an all-out battle for market share in the hard disk drive (HDD) business, spurring an industry-wide price war in the second quarter, according to Isuppli.

Rumors of Foxconn-Quanta merger resurface

Recent speculation pointing to a merger between Foxconn Electronics and Quanta Computer now indicates that the tie-up is in the final stage.

Profits in 32" LCD TV panel segment hard to come by

With panel prices for office applications starting to rise from July, LCD panel makers have started earning profits from the segment, but losses continue in the 32" LCD TV panel segment, according to panel makers.

Microsoft appeals latest EU antitrust fine

Microsoft said Tuesday it had formally appealed a $357 million fine levied against it by regulators from the European Union, who say the software giant failed to comply with earlier sanctions meant to create a more competitive software marketplace.

Novell seeks summary judgment on SCO's IP license revenue

Novell has asked for a partial summary judgment that it is entitled to 95% of SCO Group's intellectual property license revenue in a move that could derail the controversial Unix vendor's legal battles.