Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories that VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Apple’s Wozniak notes white iPhone 4 camera issues, showers more love on Android — The Apple cofounder said this week that early white iPhone 4 parts caused issues with its camera, which led to multiple delays and its near-mythical status among gadget hounds.
Verizon halts iPhone pre-orders due to huge demand — Well that didn’t last long.
Call of Duty Black Ops map pack keeps Activision’s hot franchise rolling — Activision Blizzard has released a new set of multiplayer maps for the Call of Duty Black Ops combat game, and hundreds of thousands of people are already playing it on the Xbox 360 game console.
News Corp. exec: “The right time” to sell Myspace — Just in case anyone wasn’t sure about News Corp.’s desire to unload Myspace, chief operating officer Chase Carney said Wednesday that “now is the right time” to consider selling the social networking service — or find another way to restructure its relationship with the parent company.
Rambus invents extremely fast memory system for the gadgets of the future — Hoping to advance the speed of everything from computers to game consoles, Rambus announced that has invented an extremely fast way to transfer data through a computer’s memory system.
And here are five more stories we think are important, thought-provoking, fun, or all of the above:
With Honeycomb, Google has a shot at catching Apple in tablets — For the first time, Google has a chance at catching up with Apple in the hot tablet computer market.
Which is selling better: Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf? — They’re the first two plug-in electric vehicles sold in the U.S. by major manufacturers in a decade. Thus far, the Volt is decisively in the lead.
Can we really trust the cloud? — Events in Egypt, Canada, and around the world have brought cloud advocates back to Earth.
IBM, Intel, TechStars and the White House start up America — No, America didn’t suffer a breakdown. But according to a “Startup America” campaign launched by the White House to encourage high-growth entrepreneurship in the U.S., it could use a jump-start of entrepreneurial energy.
News Corp. has spent $30M on The Daily iPad newspaper — Rupert Murdoch’s new publication will have to be a huge hit to pay off.