Steve Jobs is star witness in iPod lawsuitApple defends the iPod and iTunes software at a class action trial, Google Glass may get new life with Intel, and Charitweet uses Twitter as a donation tool.
The iPod is on trial, and people are tweeting for charity. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNet update. [MUSIC] Apple is back in the courtroom, but it's not fighting against Samsung and patents. This time it's about the iPod and Steve Jobs will be testifying from beyond the grave. This is a class action antitrust lawsuit about how back in 2006-2009 Apple's iPods only played music purchased from iTunes. And it blocked music from competitors like RealNetworks. The plaintiffs claim Apple hurt the market for other music players. And that resulted in Apple charging more for iPods than they should have. Apple's argument is that it limited iPods to music from iTunes for security and quality reasons. This case has been in the works for a decade, and attorneys recorded video deposition from Steve Jobs back in April of 2011, six months before he died. The trial will go on for nine days. Let's move from Apple to Google. That quirky wearable Google Glass isn't dead yet, just as speculation started to spread about Google giving up on Glass. Out comes a report that a new model of Glass will arrive next year and it'll have Intel inside. Intel would be replacing a processor that's currently made by Texas Instruments. Intel and Google want to get Glass to be seen more as a workplace tool instead of as that privacy-invading headgear that make you seem socially awkward. Intel is making a big effort to get into the wearable tech market after sitting on the sidelines for years. After the past several days we've talked about online holiday shopping and now we welcome another type of monetary cyber event, Giving Tuesday. It began two years ago when several organizations joined forces to promote the concept and awareness has spread on social media with the Giving Tuesday hashtag. This year some MIT students have come up with a way to turn Twitter into a donation tool. The service is Charitweet, but it can be a little tricky to use. You have to first post a Tweet, or a ReTweet, with a mention of the Charitweet account along with the Twitter account of the participating organization you want to donate to, and a dollar sign with the amount that you wanna give. Now the first time you do that you'll be sent a link to a form to fill out your credit card info for billing. But the idea is that you only need to do that once. And from then on, you can tweet donations to any charity hooked up with the service. As of now there are about 40 groups that use the service and you can see the list at shareatweet.com. That's your tech news update. You can always find more at cnet.com and stay updated by following me on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]