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Evening roundup: Amazon down for hours, Tickle down for good

June 6, 2008 |  5:21 pm
Apple iPhone

It's almost iPhone Day! Tune in here Monday starting at 10 for our reports from the Steve Jobs keynote. We're all about 3G, baby! Till then, a few last links to get you to the weekend:

-- Valleywag takes a Google Maps tour of Henry Nicholas' stomping grounds.

-- Amazon.com goes dark! Online shoppers couldn't access the site for a couple of hours today. NYT

-- All social networking sites are not created equal. Monster.com is shuttering its online dating service, Tickle. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Two interesting reads about upstart journalists using the Web to make a difference: American Journalism Review profiles SmokingGun.com (yeah, the site that caught the LAT in a big screwup). And the LAT profiles Mayhill Fowler, who, as James Rainey describes it, "helped create two of the most unexpected moments in the 2008 election so far."

-- Bit Player reports reports from NYC on evidence of an online video bubble.

-- Chris Gaither

Photo by Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times

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