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Around the Web 9.17.08: Electronics dumps, EBay shopping sprees, Zune kudos

September 17, 2008 |  9:58 am

Digital dump in Nigeria

-- Electronics products are still going overseas to die, causing harm to the environment and the foreign workers who break them down, according to a government report. WashPost

-- An Internet security firm warns about the website of China's state news agency. Web Scout

-- EBay is going shopping for undervalued start-ups. WSJ

-- For all the talk about digital downloads being the future of movie and TV distribution, DVDs still bring home the bacon. LAT

-- So it's not just us newspaper folks worried about layoffs. Cutbacks may be afoot at some of the Internet giants. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Kudos for Microsoft's Zune: It's no iPod, but it gets lots of things right. CNet

-- SanDisk says, "Thanks but no thanks" to Samsung's hostile takeover offer.

-- Google is reportedly poised to buy Valve, maker of the top-notch distribution network for PC games, Steam. Inquirer

-- Chris Gaither

Photo: Discarded electronics products at a digital dump in Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: Sunday Alamba / For The Times