Lists 8GB Nanos as 'discontinued'
Retailers are beginning to offer substantial discounts on iPods, including the flagship iPod touch, site checks and tips to MacNN show. Of special interest is OfficeMax, which is running a clearance event for Nanos and Touches with discounts up to 34 percent. Stock is limited; the only Touch listed on the OfficeMax website, a 32GB model, is available in-store only, and all items are marked as selling "while supplies last." Two 8GB Nanos are listed as "discontinued," even though Apple itself is continuing to sell them. Some of the lower prices are only applicable online.
HP TouchPad dated for June 12 in leaked sheet
A pair of leaks on Monday may have given out HP's plans to launch the TouchPad. A QuickSpecs sheet for the webOS tablet is dated June 12, suggesting that it's at least when the tablet will be announced, if not when it ships. The sheet is designed for corporate buyers and likely needed at the same time, PreCentral said.
Interval says Apple, Google, Netflix tread patents
Interval Licensing today hoped to profit off the back of technology and retail companies today as it sued several top firms. for alleged patent infringement. It claimed that AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube specifically for purportedly infringing on four patents for "fundamental" web technology used for online commerce and search. The patents touch on a form of browsing as well as means of generating attention through design or through a notification system.