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Around the Web 12.19.08: I can haz piracy, puppies and reindeer

December 19, 2008 |  9:50 am

Music piracy-- Music industry decides to stop suing its customers to combat piracy. Wall Street Journal

-- Who let the puppies into Ustream? These live streaming stars are worth their weight in puppy chow. Wired

-- Watch out for falling pay: Online ad network Glam puts workers on "variable" pay. VentureBeat

-- Also falling: the value of Silicon Valley start-ups. Business Week

-- But some start-ups are still raising $$$. GigaOm

-- The most famous start-up of this Internet boom, YouTube, now accounts for 25% of Google searches. TechCrunch

-- YouTube is paying off for Universal Music. CNet

-- Game developers are getting in on the YouTube action too. VentureBeat

-- A real 'Grand Theft': SEC says tipped-off traders of Take-Two Interactive, the company behind popular game "Grand Theft Auto," made $$$. Media Memo

-- User accuses Twitter of yanking his chain and his accounts. Steve Poland

-- With AT&T deal, Loopt is now available on all U.S. carriers. Booyah. TechCrunch

-- And now for your moment of Xmas lolreindeer Zen. ICanHazCheezburger

-- Jessica Guynn

Illustration: Michael Osbun / Tribune Media

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