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Around the Web 4.27.09: Twitterers complain about spam, Qualcomm settles with Broadcom, Facebook opens up

April 27, 2009 |  8:42 am
Six Days in Fallujah
An image from Six Days in Fallujah, a game from Konami and Atomic Games. Credit: Atomic Games

-- Six Days in Fallujah, the controversial video game about the battle in Iraq, is rumored to have been canceled because of public outcry. Asahi via Guardian

-- Qualcomm agreed to pay Broadcom $861 million to put to bed a long-standing dispute over chip technology. The deal means that innovations in cellphones could now move faster. VentureBeat

-- Apple and Verizon Wireless are reportedly talking about bringing the iPhone to the can-you-hear-me-now network. MocoNews

-- Heirs of author John Steinbeck are joining other authors' representatives to ask a federal judge to delay by four months the deadline for authors to decide whether to join the Google Books settlement. NYT

-- Facebook is opening up its platform even more to outside developers. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Former Facebook exec Owen Van Natta takes over today as CEO of MySpace. BoomTown

-- Does Twitter need a "report as spam" button to deal with an apparent rise in unwanted tweets? TechCrunch

-- Chris Gaither