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Around the Web 2.4.09: Google Latitude, Panasonic cuts, Ticketmaster merger talks

February 4, 2009 |  8:42 am


Ticketmaster is talking merger with Live Nation. (Photo credit: nerdy girl via Flickr.)

-- Google Latitude allows you to see where your contacts are in real time. Creepy or cool? WSJ

-- Are Ticketmaster and Live Nation joining forces? Reuters via LAT

-- Santa Clara University removes most land lines from residence halls, and wireless carriers cheer. Mercury News

-- After a $24-billion write-down, Time Warner posts a fourth-quarter loss. AP via NYT

-- Technology meets the Amish, who design mantels for space heaters made in China. From the same company that brought you those sketchy digital TV converter ads. LAT

-- Panasonic will cut 15,000 jobs and close 27 factories worldwide. AP via LAT

-- Motorola's new phone is made entirely of recyclable materials. And it actually works! CNet

-- Time Warner Cable says competition from AT&T and Verizon made it tough to get new customers. We could think of a few other reasons people weren't rushing to sign up. Silicon Alley Insider

-- The New York Times is thinking of charging for online content again.

-- LeapFrog is like a BlackBerry for your child. Except it's green. Now he can text you when he wakes up from his nap! Engadget

-- MySpace has removed 90,000 sex offenders from its site in the past two years. No, that's not a typo. LAT

-- Alana Semuels

Photo by nerdy girl via Flickr