This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Dell, more

Ladies and gentlemen! I give you: RUMORS! (No flash photography, please! It angers them!)
  • Revenge of the iTunes music subscription plan rumor?
    This time for real! Honest! It'll be $129.99 per year and include bonus features like additional DRM, less compatibility, and the lack of ownership.
  • NVIDIA to enter CPU chip market?
    If recent events surrounding the company's GPUs are any indication, the new chipsets won't so much feature "overclocking" as they will "overheating". Methinks this rumor is just a smokescreen to get consumers to forget that their GPUs pass out from heat exhaustion faster than Martin Lawrence in a track suit.
  • Verizon and Google partnering up?
    It's the biggest crossover partnership since The X-Men teamed up with the Teen Titans to stop Darkseid from resurrecting Dark Phoenix! ... oh ... God, I'm such a nerd ...
  • MobileMe executive fired?
    He should consider himself lucky that Jobs didn't do anything more drastic ... I hear Apple employee contracts contain a "termination clause" that is exactly what it sounds like.
  • No Rock Band, EVER, for Australia?
    Insult to injury: DLC of Men At Work's hit song ...
And, some follow-ups to previous rumors:
  • HSBC NOT switching to the iPhone?
    Sorry, Apple ... looks like your mind-control ray doesn't work on giant corporations. Might as well fire THAT guy, too.
  • That Nintendo Wii external hard drive?
    Yeah, it's an AIR CONDITIONER!
Jeff Somogyi is dealnews' Media Editor. He is kidding, of course, about the X-Men / Teen Titan crossover being the best EVER ... that title, hands down, goes to Archie Meets The Punisher.
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