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Around the Web 9.4.08: Chrome blazing, Twitter improving, Xbox price falling

September 4, 2008 |  9:39 am

Google Chrome -- So, who has the fastest Web browser? TechCrunch

-- Google says it doesn't own you (at least not yet), backtracks on new Web browser Chrome's licensing language. CNet

-- Gee, my computer sure has been acting funny lately. Could it be a surge in zombie attacks this summer? BBC

-- Forget glam display ads. Advertisers are sticking with the plain text ads that appear on search pages, a service dominated by Google. WSJ

-- Amazon.com expands its offering of ad-free movies and television shows through a video on demand service. NewTeeVee

-- Microsoft cuts Xbox prices. Business Week

-- Google's map of Georgia is no longer blank. Google

-- Los Angeles-based start-up Geni is building a giant family tree for the world, it says. TechCrunch

-- Twitter outages are down; uptime is, well, up; and complaints from Mike Arrington are way down. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Raptr raises money, launches social gaming network. VentureBeat

-- Dell Inspiron Mini 9 now available. Gizmodo

-- China's Alibaba Group merges two online units. Reuters

-- Sony recalls about 438,000 Vaio notebooks that may overheat. CNet

-- Now we have seen it all: a T-shirt search engine. ZDNet

-- Yahoo shares tumbled below their 52-week low this morning. CNet

-- Jessica Guynn