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Around the Web 12.17.08: Hard times at hard-drive maker, the $197 iPhone

December 17, 2008 |  9:09 am

iPod grave

-- The $99 iPhone at Wal-Mart appears to be a $197 iPhone at Wal-Mart. Engadget

-- If you believe any news you read in sources called the Inquirer, more people are asking to be buried with their iPods. Inquirer

-- Hard times for hard-drive maker Western Digital means the company will cut 2,500 jobs. LAT

-- Have some money to burn this year? Buy your loved ones a $2,000 phone, complete with multiple ball bearings. Bits

-- Is popular wedding planning site the Knot coming untied? Silicon Alley Insider

-- And is Yahoo stomping on video-editing site Jumpcut? TechCrunch

-- Apparently not every company out there is dying: StockTwits raised $800K in Series A financing. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Social network Tagged gets $5 million in funding too. (Who would give funding to a new social network?) PaidContent

-- The Bush shoe toss has inspired video games too. Wired

-- Obama wants to bring high-speed Internet to all Americans, so the race is on to be the company that profits. Washington Post

-- Now you can tap on your iPhone and it will summon a taxi. Even in L.A. TechCrunch

-- Alana Semuels

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