Here’s the latest action:
Tax credits could make a big difference for solar — A new report out of the Solar Energy Industries Association says that tax credits, combined with a two-year extension of the current grant program for U.S. solar projects, would create 200,000 new jobs and 10,000 new megawatts of power.
Apple calling it quits on iPhone 3G 8GB? — Boy Genius Report says it’s heard that Apple has already discontinued production of its 8 gigabyte version of the iPhone 3G, leading to speculation that the pricetag on the 3GS will drop to $99.
Adobe unveils Reader for Android — A version of Adobe Reader launched in the Android Market today, allowing users to view PDF files on their devices. The applications is available for free.
$100 tablets hitting the market this year — Taiwanese processor maker Via said today that it believes $100 tablet devices, competing partially with the iPad, should be in stores as early as third quarter of this year, radically altering the young tablet computing landscape.
AT&T to provide unlocks, but not for the iPhone — The carrier agreed today to allow pre- and post-paid customers to unlock their handheld devices. However, this doesn’t apply to devices with exclusivity deals lasting longer than 10-months — basically the iPhone.
Stealthy solar startup SkyWatch reborn as Cogenra — Formerly known as SkyWatch Energy, secretive Cogenra Solar is backed by Vinod Khosla and is prepping to launch with technology that generates both energy and heats water in July. Earth2Tech has full details.
MyBuys buys Veruta — MyBuys, the personalized product recommendations site, has acquired Veruta, a platform that personalizes advertising campaigns, to monetize a more targeted approach to its consumers.
U.S. Cyber Command at the ready — Today marked the launch of U.S. Cyber Command, CyberCom for short, charged with better arming the Defense Department’s internal computing systems against external attacks. Army General Keith Alexander has been appointed to head up the agency.
Walmart slashes iPhone pricetag — The major retailer is lowering its sales price for the 13GB 3GS version of the iPhone to $97 (down from $199). In order to get this price, customers must still sign up for a two-year service contract with carrier AT&T (however begrudgingly).
Jobs to keynote WWDC in June — Apple announced today that its CEO will be delivering the opening keynote address at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7. Many wonder if this means a major announcement is in store.