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Around the Web 4.28.09: L.A. gets CleanTech Corridor, Amazon gets Lexcycle and Twits get parodied

April 28, 2009 |  9:55 am
Antonio Villaraigosa
Antonio Villaraigosa wants to goose clean-tech jobs in L.A.. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

-- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa angles for a "CleanTech Corridor." LAT

-- Amazon buys Lexcycle, maker of the Stanza reader for iPhone. AppleInsider

-- Twits parodied by Ken Levine, host of "Dodger Talk." LAT

-- "Sleep talking PCs" sense network traffic but consume less energy. UCSD

-- Analyst lowers the odds of a Microsoft deal with Yahoo. CNet

-- AOL adds social network aggregator Socialthing to its 75 MediaGlow sites. ReadWriteWeb

-- Is there such a thing as "Google brain"? Joe Clark via Fawny

-- Blu-ray movie sales surge 400% as DVD sales slipped 14% in first quarter. paidContent

-- Plasma panel shipments plunged 22% as Pioneer and others stop making plasma TVs, says DisplaySearch. TWICE

-- Alex Pham