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Around the Web 1.20.09: Streaming inaugurations, Scrabble keyboards and funeral webcasts

January 20, 2009 | 10:50 am
Scrabble keyboard

-- Play Scrabulous Wordscraper on a Scrabble keyboard! BoingBoing

-- The New York Times gets a $250-million cash infusion from Carlos Slim. LAT

-- Funeral webcasts let the far-flung join in the grieving. AP via Wired

-- CNN + Facebook = social streaming of today's presidential inauguration. NYT

-- Researchers say piracy is good for the music business. Well, music sales did dial up 10% in 2008. TechDirt

-- A Belkin employee claims that the Compton company paid for positive reviews. Gizmodo

-- Cisco is rumored to jump into the server market, taking on Hewlett-Packard and Dell. Channel Register

-- Buzz Newsroom comes out of beta, letting users post stories and vote on them. Hmmm, that sounds familiar. TechCrunch

-- Reviewers get busy pounding on Windows 7. Engadget

-- Alex Pham

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