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Around the Web 10.23.08: Comings and (lots of) goings in the tech world

October 23, 2008 |  8:57 am

-- Sun Microsystems loses founder Andy Bechtolsheim to start-up. NYT

Microsoft founder Bill Gates-- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has a mysterious new company of his own, bgC3. TechFlash

-- Mahalo means goodbye for some employees of Jason Calacanis' start-up. TechCrunch

-- Imeem reportedly bids so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye to as much a quarter of its staff and puts itself on the block.

-- Laying off your troops means having to say you're sorry. Valleywag

-- Want to avoid being the next to march out the door? Read this. ZDNet

-- Russia says nyet to Google's plans to acquire a local company. Profy

-- Congress might say yes to the iPhone. The Hill

-- Facebook decides it must face the music. TechCrunch

-- Will Bewkes ever figure out how to unload AOL? Boomtown

-- And now for your moment of Slinky zen (don't try this at home). Xorsyst

-- Jessica Guynn

Photo: Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Credit: Bizuayehu Tesfaye / Bloomberg News