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Around the Web 5.22.08: Ghostly social networking and searching for the Idol

May 22, 2008 |  7:10 am

Ufo_k1714fnc_3 Details are starting to leak out about Steven Spielberg's social networking site for fans of the paranormal. TechCrunch says it will be called Rising (or the Rising) and focus on ghosts and UFOs.

The Motion Picture Assn. of America won more judgments in its piracy fight. Bit Player has the story.

As they transition to digital projectors, movie theaters are looking for more ways to get butts in seats, including concerts and sporting events, Josh Friedman says.

Web searchers were right, we were wrong: Cook wins "American Idol"!

Napster, the online music service, posted a blah quarterly earnings report, with revenue up 6% and a slightly narrower loss. It probably won't quiet shareholders agitating for change.

"Avatar," James Cameron's latest movie, will be in 3-D. So will the video game, CNET says.

HBO's less expensive shows are more popular on iTunes than its more expensive shows, NewTeeVee reports. Who would have guessed it?

-- Chris Gaither

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