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Around the Web 3.11.09: A smaller iPod Shuffle, targeted Google ads, supersized banner ads

March 11, 2009 |  9:23 am
Apple's new iPod Shuffle
The newest iPod Shuffle. Credit: brutus via Flickr.

-- Apple comes out with a really small iPod Shuffle, but you have to use its headphones to control it. Digital Daily

-- Coming soon to an Internet near you: bigger-than-ever banner ads. LAT

-- Google launches what it's calling Interest Based Advertising, which some might call behavioral targeting. Search Engine Land

-- A Republican from El Cajon is introducing a measure to blur certain buildings on Google maps. CNet

-- Microsoft rolls out more details about its App store. Gizmodo

-- Disney is showing off a car racing game, trying to bolster its space in the video games sector. AP via USA Today

-- A Silicon Valley COO Twittered rather than call the police as a man was breaking into his apartment. Silicon Alley Insider

-- A new World of Warcraft has been banned in China. Silicon Alley Insider

-- March Madness is happy time for, which is closing in on $30 million in ad revenue. PaidContent

-- The Watchmen characters have been re-created in LEGO. Sorry guys, Silk Spectre II is as flat as a, well, LEGO. Wired

-- Alana Semuels