Dan NystedtIDG News Service

Foxconn plans safety nets, may raise pay after 12th suicide

Foxconn has put in place a number of plans to deal with a growing problem of suicides at its factories.

Microsoft edging Google out of iPad-like devices

MSI will launch a tablet PC with Windows 7 on board next week at Computex, instead of the Google Android tablet it displayed early this year.

Google sues for decision on links to copyrighted songs

Google is suing Blues Destiny Records for a declaration that it has not facilitated the illegal distribution of copyrighted songs with links in search results.

Microsoft Kin phones to go on sale Thursday at Verizon

Microsoft is set to begin competing more directly with Apple in mobile phones when pre-orders of its two new feature phones begin at Verizon Thursday.

AU to seek US import ban on LG Display LCD panels

Taiwan's AU plans to seek an injunction in the U.S. against the import and sale of LCD panels made by rival LG Display that infringe on four of its patents.

Asustek sees netbooks keeping lead over iPad-like devices

Netbook pioneer Asustek believes its popular Eee PC netbook family will continue to attract more buyers than tablet devices such as Apple's iPad.

Apple lawsuit doesn't slow HTC smartphone sales

HTC fared better than expected in the first quarter and forecast a record-breaking second quarter, showing Apple's lawsuit failed to hurt its business.

Apple's iPad selling well overseas ahead of official launch

The iPad appears to be selling well outside U.S. borders despite the fact Apple's official overseas launch isn't until the end of May.

Phone manufacturers learn to cope with ash cloud

Most mobile phones are shipped using aiplanes, which has made deliveries vulnerable to delays caused by the errupting Iceland volcano.

Intel puts Google's Android on Atom smartphones

Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors.

BenQ chooses e-reader path over iPad

BenQ plans to continue to focus on e-readers instead of developing a tablet device similar to Apple's iPad, and is planning a color nReader for later this year.

Asustek primes Eee Pad to rival Apple's iPad

Asustek plans to debut its first iPad-like device in June at Computex.

Intel stays atop chip market but Samsung gains in tough 2009

Intel remained the world's largest chip maker by revenue for the 18th straight year in 2009, despite an overall decline in the global chip market, Gartner said.

Wikipedia founder praises Google over China decision

Human rights groups joined Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to praise Google over its decision to stop censoring Internet searches in China.

Report: Google TV may come to your living room

Google is working with Intel, Sony and others on Google TV, a service aimed at putting the Internet in living rooms, The New York Times says.