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Afternoon roundup 5.20.08

May 20, 2008 |  4:30 pm

Google is getting grief for helping authorities in India find the identity of a man who posted vulgar comments about a politician. The man was arrested.

Yo, Mallory! CBS is offering free Web episodes of "Family Ties," "Beverly Hills 90210," "The Love Boat," "Perry Mason" and "Twin Peaks." CBS also added more seasons of "MacGyver," "Hawaii Five-O" and "The Twilight Zone."

On a related note, Hulu, the Web service created by NBC Universal and News Corp., cracked the top 10 of online video sites in April.

Hewlett-Packard had a good second quarter. AP via LAT.

Video game publisher Electronic Arts is having a rough week, Variety's Ben Fritz points out.

TechCrunch is annoyed by repeated outages on Twitter, the  micro-blogging service used by much of the technorati.

-- Chris Gaither

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