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Around the Web 3.23.09: Shaq tweets at halftime, Hulu gains ground, North Korea gets connected

March 23, 2009 |  8:41 am
Shaquille O'Neal, halftime tweeter
Shaquille O'Neal, the latest NBA player to tweet during halftime. Credit: Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images.

-- NBA halftime ritual: Rest, water and ... tweets? ESPN

-- Google Voice's transcription service needs some work, unless a caller actually left Baratunde Thurston the following message: "never got not cathy hawk lady at four forty five central standard time missing out bye." Baratunde's Posterous

-- North Korea: It's 2009, why not give cellphones a try? LAT

-- Nearly 5 million people queued up March Madness online through the first day of the hoops tournament's second round.

-- Warner Bros. is opening its archives to release 150 classic films as digital downloads or made-to-order DVDs. LAT

-- Hulu became the No. 4 video site in February, but it's still way behind YouTube. TechCrunch

-- Sexperts (and teens) cast doubts on the prevalence of sexting. SF Chron

-- Sony draws complaints from game publishers for charging them for PlayStation 3 downloads. MTV Multiplayer

-- Ngmoco, whose iPhone games have been installed more than 7 million times, raised another $10 million in funding. VentureBeat

-- Chris Gaither