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Around the Web 4.10.09: CompUSA is back, Yelp lets businesses talk, Time Warner Cable caps data

April 10, 2009 | 10:50 am
CompUSA
CompUSA is getting an upgrade. We hope their signage is also. Credit: gnr via Flickr

-- AT&T used Twitter to reassure phone-less customers that it was aware of an outage problem. This tactic would probably work only in Silicon Valley. CNet Wireless

-- In the wake of bankruptcy, CompUSA is trying to make a comeback. The company will allow in-store Internet access so consumers can challenge their prices. Wired

-- Time Warner Cable is going through with pricing schemes according to Internet data caps. Many call it fleecing relative to competitors' rates. Ars Technica

-- Apple is quickly approaching a billion downloads from its app store. Yahoo Tech

-- Bono led the way as Universal Music made a deal with YouTube to distribute its music videos online. LAT

-- Yelp will allow businesses to respond to reviews on its site. The responses are designed to let businesses correct factual errors but won't be screened. NYT

-- The BBC just launched a new show called "R&DTV." It subscribes to a Creative Commons license and will be distributed by BitTorrent in the future. TorrentFreak

-- An IBM researcher says Moore's Law is coming to an end. Moore's Law says that computer speeds and storage capacities should follow an exponential curve, roughly doubling every 18 months. Nanotech

-- A student at the University of Pittsburgh put together a website that organizes local bar specials. Pitt News

-- Chris Lesinski

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