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Around the Web 2.9.09: The skinny Kindle, the next Lara Croft

February 9, 2009 |  9:01 am

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft

-- Five actresses who could replace Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Wired

-- More than 10% of the books Amazon.com sells are for the Kindle e-book reader, CEO Jeff Bezos says. The next version of the gadget, the Kindle 2, is skinnier than an iPhone. PaidContent.org and Silicon Alley Insider

-- The Kindle and Sony Reader aren't the only e-books in town, Plastic Logic wants us to know. NYT

-- The former Fake Steve Jobs is now a former blogger. Dan Lyons gives up blogging. Newsweek via Valleywag/Gawker

-- Why Facebook isn't going to slow down Twitter's growth. TechCrunch

-- A Silicon Valley engineer's next project: custom bobbleheads. LAT

-- Book review: When author Jeff Jarvis asks "What Would Google Do?", he got the wrong company. He should have focused on Apple. FT via LAT

-- Stanford starts a class to teach Mom and Dad how to use Facebook. Mercury News

-- Chris Gaither

Credit: Paramount Pictures

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