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Episode 340

Tech News Today 340: Will Amazon 1-click Palm?

Amazon to buy Palm, possible peace between Samsung and Apple, mysterious Apple store closures, and more.

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Top Stories

  • Palm on Amazon's own wish list, report says
  • Report: Amazon Wants To Buy WebOS; That Could Mean Kindle Phones, PCs Too
    • VentureBeat reports that Amazon is in advanced negotiations to buy what's left of Palm from HP
    • Jon Rubinstein, the former Palm head, joined the board of Amazon in December last year as a director.
    • Jon Rubenstein told TIMN in July: "I would say Amazon would certainly make a great partner, because they have a lot of characteristics that would help them expand the WebOS ecosystem," Rubinstein said. "As to whether there's been discussions or not...that's obviously not something I'm going to comment about."

Discussion Stories

  • Chinese Internet Stocks Bashed By DoJ Accounting Inquiry
    • DoJ reportedly investigating Chinese tech firms for accounting irregularities and may bring charges
    • Reuters reports SEC and FBI also investigating.
    • Trading considerably down were the video sites Tudo and Youku, the portals Baidu and Sina, and the ad firm Focus Media.

News Fuse



  • Monday October 3rd kicks off the Adobe MAX conference. (RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook at MAX last year)


"A ""well actually"" for Iyaz about the Star Trek: The Next Generation HD remaster coming to Blu Ray next year. Even though they are scanning in the original film at 1080p resolution, according to Bill Hunt @ The Digital Bits, they are sticking with a 4x3 aspect ratio:

""By the way, we're told that the show's original 1.33:1 aspect ratio will be preserved (and that's what you'll get on Blu-ray), but 1.78:1 versions may be created for use in certain distribution venues. ""

- Love the show,

Dustin the Army Computer Analyst"

"Hey TNTers,

Tom, I about fell out of my chair when you said Microsoft will make 74.5 billion in revenue from their Yahoo deal this year. I think you misread that, I believe MS will make a total of 74.5 billion in revenue, that or Yahoo is doing much better than I ever realized :-) ....

""As BI points out, a sum of $444 million is small potatoes for Microsoft, which analysts polled by Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) believe will make $74.5 billion in revenues this year.""

Love the show, Bill in Madison (Go Badgers!)"



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