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Around the Web 3.25.09: Blockbuster teams with TiVo, Spark announces a new fund, iPhone in China rumors emerge

March 25, 2009 |  9:23 am
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Turn those computers off! Credit: laffy4k via Flickr.

-- Blockbuster says it will let TiVo users download movies and TV shows digitally. USA Today

-- A spark of hope for companies seeking funding: Spark Capital announces a fund for digital media companies. PaidContent

-- A U.K. privacy group files a motion to shut down Google’s Street View. Mashable

-- Facebook grabs an attorney from the ACLU as its new public policy director. VentureBeat

-- Is Apple close to sealing a deal to get the iPhone into mainland China? VentureBeat

-- From the dubious stats department: Leaving PCs on overnight costs U.S. companies $2.8 billion a year. USA Today

-- Does a video about Tibet have something to do with YouTube’s announcement Tuesday that it had been blocked in China? AFP

-- Despite being told he was terrible at the samba on "Dancing with the Stars," Apple's Steve Wozniak gets spared the axe. AllThingsDigital

-- Facebook might redesign its redesign because of negative user feedback, which is making some critics call the company a big wuss. TechCrunch

-- Yahoo is shuttering FareChase, a travel bargain site it acquired in 2004. TechCrunch via WashPost

-- A Mercedes Benz prototype has bicycle wheels and a joystick controller and looks a little bit like the car in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Coooool. Engadget

-- Alana Semuels

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