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Around the Web 5.29.08: Beer pong, anyone?

May 29, 2008 | 11:18 am

Beer pong -- Two weeks after Facebook canceled its beer pong bout with IAC's CollegeHumor, the crew demolished Nick Denton's Gawker Media at the D6 confab in Carlsbad. It even blogged the results first. Silicon Alley Insider

-- What's a billion dollars or so? Glam Media, the women-oriented advertising network and media company, is considering a $1.3-billion buyout offer, Venture Beat reports.

-- Hollywood studios and actors overcame their digital deadlock to reach a deal on a new union contract. LAT

-- Some like it cooked. Raw food chef and animal activist Patrick Hogan has given up on converting Googlers to his vegan ways and gone to work full-time for the Peninsula Humane Society as a wildlife technician. There he feeds orphaned ducks instead of young millionaires. SiliconValley.com

-- Scare me once, shame on you...comScore released new data about Google's U.S. paid click growth. Last time it left the impression of a collapse, prompting a stampede of Google bulls, but that trend reversed in April. Silicon Alley Insider

-- The rumors are back: Barry Diller might sell Expedia, Tom Petruno says.

-- This is war, er, Warhammer. Electronic Arts' Mark Jacobs discusses the history and future of the new online game. Venture Beat

--  TechCrunch's Mike Arrington notes that Google's uber geeky developer conference in San Francisco, Google I/O, flubbed the binary code sequence on event T-shirts. Or did it?

-- ComScore is buying M:Metrics, a research firm that measures how people use their iPhones and other mobile devices, for $43.3 million in cash and 50,000 shares of stock. MocoNews

-- Who is the man who would run Yahoo (if Yahoo would let him)? Meet Microsoft's Kevin Johnson. Fortune

-- Happy birthday, Causes. The Facebook application that gets people to donate time and money to their favorite charities has procured some impressive stats: 12 million registered users supporting more than 80,000 non-profit causes worldwide; $2.5 million raised for nearly 20,000 organizations in all. Not bad for a year's work. TechCrunch

-- Jessica Guynn

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