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Around the Web 3.6.09: Firefox eclipses IE6, the RIAA turns on promises, Hulu back on Boxee

March 6, 2009 | 10:25 am
Circuit City
Circuit City will close its stores on Sunday, leaving many abandoned red and yellow buildings behind.
Credit: mecredis via Flickr

-- Boxee brings back Hulu with a work-around in Hulu's public media feeds. It's not perfect, but it works. Lifehacker

-- Yahoo's Zimbra has 31.4 million paid subscribers in the U.S. compared with Gmail's 31.2 million free accounts. Matt Asay says it's because Zimbra is even easier to mash-up with. VentureBeat and the Open Road

-- Aaron Greenspan, chief executive officer of start-up Think Computer, explains the lengthy process of suing Google over an AdWords debacle. (He won.) Huffington Post

-- Creators of applications for jailbroken iPhones become more and more aggressive, launching their own app stores, and go largely unchallenged by Apple. WSJ

-- The RIAA's statement about ending hostile litigation strategies against file sharers appears to have been a publicity stunt. The labels continue filing new suits and pursuing old investigations. Techdirt

-- A long time coming: Once the second-largest consumer electronics retailer in the nation, Circuit City will officially close stores on Sunday, ending an era. AP via LAT

-- Firefox beats out Internet Explorer 6 in market share with 24% of users in February, but it's got a long way to go to catch up to Internet Explorer 7's 41%. Electronista

-- Chicago law enforcement sues Craigslist for creating "the largest source of prostitution in America." The sheriff argues that Craigslist has actively facilitated prostitution. CNET

-- It's served as a middleman for used media transactions for a while, but now Amazon will mediate video game trade-ins. That threatens GameStop.

-- Chris Lesinski