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Around the Web 9.15.08: Napster finds a buyer, Take-Two doesn't

September 15, 2008 |  9:34 am

Nancy Duarte, PowerPoint designer -- Napster finally found a buyer: Best Buy agreed to pay $121 million for the LA-based digital music company. AP via LAT

-- A Silicon Valley design firm tries to make PowerPoint presentations into works of art. Among its clients: Apple, Google and Al Gore. LAT

-- The creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, is annoyed by its ability to spread disinformation. BBC

-- Take-Two Interactive saw its stock plunge 25% after Electronic Arts said it had ended takeover talks for the Grand Theft Auto publisher. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Newspapers don't like the Google-Yahoo advertising deal and are urging regulators to squelch it. PaidContent

-- Spore's ratings on Amazon.com plunge because gamers don't like EA telling them how many computers they can play the game on. TechCrunch

-- Apple's apparent decision to block an iPhone application because it competed with an Apple program has triggered a firestorm. Fortune

-- The Wall Street Journal is overhauling WSJ.com, making social networking a key part of the redesign. NYT

-- Hollywood's new character actor: The cellphone. LAT

-- Chris Gaither

Photo: PowerPoint presentation designer Nancy Duarte, whose clients include Apple, Google and Al Gore. Credit: Randi Lynn Beach / For The Times

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