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Around the Web 9.24.08: Joost gets "Friends," Digg gets money, Chrysler gets electricity

September 24, 2008 | 10:28 am

Chrysler executives show off a Dodge EV electric car

-- Chrysler shows off a minivan, a Jeep and a sports car, all powered by electric engines rather than internal combustion. Is Detroit finally embracing new motor technologies? LAT

-- Digg raises a $28.7 million round of venture capital funding so it can hire more people, move to new offices and build new features. Web Scout

-- Buying a G1 phone from Google and T-Mobile instead of an iPhone could save you $380 over two years. Wired

-- The worst things about the G1. Gizmodo

-- When it officially launches next month, online video service Joost will get a half-dozen seasons of the classic comedy "Friends." All Things Digital

-- Walt Mossberg and his mother review the Peek, an e-mail gadget for people who wouldn't normally carry e-mail gadgets. They like its simplicity but suggest waiting to buy one until promised improvements arrive in November. WSJ

-- The Justice Department reportedly has told Yahoo and Google its concerns with their advertising partnership (its effect on ad pricing and the potential of Yahoo abandoning the search market eventually), but hasn't yet said it's illegal. CNet

-- Help wanted: Chief executive who can turn around Circuit City, the No. 2 electronics retail chain. AP via LAT

-- Following the troubled-company theme: As it closes hundreds of stores, Blockbuster is counting on Blu-ray kiosks and DVD and game sales, as well as digital downloads through its Movielink site. LAT

-- MySpace launches a do-it-yourself site for placing ads on its social networking site. CNet

-- Chris Gaither

Photo: Chrysler executives show off an electric-engine Dodge EV sports car. Credit: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

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