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Around the Web 7.16.08: 'Dr. Horrible' crashes site, Intel posts strong quarter and EU investigation

July 16, 2008 | 10:23 am
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

-- Need fewer visitors or a better Web host? Joss Whedon's new Web show, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," drew such attention when it launched that the site crashed. LAT's Web Scout

-- Intel says the struggling economy didn't hurt its second-quarter numbers. Strong sales of laptop chips helped profits jump 25%. the AP via LAT

-- But it's not all rosy for the chip maker. European regulators are preparing new antitrust charges against Intel. The EU reportedly plans to accuse Intel of giving big European retailers incentives to not use computers with chips from Advanced Micro Devices. WSJ

-- A San Francisco employee locked colleagues out of the city's computer network, so the city locked him in jail. SF Gate

-- Apple apologized for the flubbed launch of MobileMe and extended people's subscriptions by 30 days. Macworld

-- BlogHer, a women-focused online ad network, raised $5 million in funding and struck a distribution deal with NBC Universal's iVillage. PaidContent

-- This technology is sweeeeeet.  A look at cutting-edge chocolate makers. LAT

-- What's on your iPhone reading list? LAT's Jacket Copy

-- Chris Gaither

Photo: Amy Opoka