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Around the Web 4.9.09: Conficker develops, Bluetooth 3.0, touch-screen battles

April 9, 2009 | 10:16 am
Bluetooth is getting an upgrade. With faster speeds, it's not just for headsets anymore. Credit: Eli Hodapp via Flickr

-- Nokia is finally tapping the touch-screen  trend. It's releasing three new devices that use touch-screen technology. TheStreet

--  Among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, confidence levels are edging back closer to where they were in the middle of last year, according to a University of San Francisco study. PaidContent

-- To diversify coverage of the NBA playoffs, TNT is using Twitter and Facebook. The Hollywood Reporter

-- People studying the Conficker virus noticed that it's updating itself peer-to-peer style between other computers with the virus. CNET Security

-- Benjamin Wayne makes the case that YouTube is about to go down the tubes. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Later this month, Bluetooth 3.0 will come out. It features faster speeds and reduced disconnects. Phone Scoop

-- The Associated Press is threatening people with copyright violation for embedding its YouTube videos. They don't have a leg to stand on, says CNET Digital Media.

-- Slate asks: If Gmail is 5 years old, why is it still in Beta? Slate

-- Though the Nintendo Wii is losing steam in the competitive Japanese market, there are no plans to cut its price. Agence France-Presse

-- Chris Lesinski