Weekend tech reading (10.19)

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Netbooks take ten per cent of Euro PC market First Gartner and now IDC has highlighted the rise of the Small, Cheap Computer as one of key product categories keeping the European PC market afloat. Reghardware.

Stanford University Embraces BitTorrent While some universities restrict the use of BitTorrent clients, others embrace the popular filesharing protocol and use it to spread knowledge. Stanford University is one of the few to realize that BitTorrent does not equal piracy. They use BitTorrent to give away some of their engineering courses, with some success. TorrentFreak.

Apple sued for monopolizing the worldwide MP3 market Taiwanese MP3 manufacturer Luxpro has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the Cupertino, Calif.-based company achieved its dominance in the MP3 market through monopolistic behavior. Macworld.

Google's G1 or Apple iPhone? Experts Weigh In Ahead of the hotly anticipated T-Mobile G1 smartphone's arrival in stores next week, early reviews show not everyone is convinced that the Android-powered handset is ready to take on the Apple iPhone or muscle onto the turf of Windows Mobile or the BlackBerry. Internetnews.

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