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Around the Web 4.3.09: Twitter + Google?, IBM to buy Sun, Google servers exposed

April 3, 2009 | 10:40 am
A Sun Microsystems server. Or is it an IBM server? Or is it a Google server? Credit: amish.patelvia Flickr

-- Here's the big one: Google in "late-stage talks" with Twitter. Or at least that's what TechCrunch said. Good thing we have responsible journalists at BoomTown to disagree. You be the judge, but we're going to say, "No." TechCrunch and BoomTown

-- On Monday, IBM will announce a deal to buy Sun Microsystems-- its major competitor in computer servers and software -- for $7 billion. Bloomberg via LAT

-- YouTube will lose $470 million this year, one reputable analyst says. NewTeeVee

-- OmniVision has chip orders from Apple: one, a 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) for the new iPhone and the other, a 5-megapixel CIS for another mysterious Apple product. DigiTimes

-- A Canadian newspaper tries making its in-print ads digitalby linking them to a barcode that's photographable with a camera phone. Online Media Daily

-- Google showed its hardware to the public. Believe it or not, Google builds its own servers rather than buying them from the usual folks. CNET

-- At a cable trade show, media companies expressed that they don't want to make the same mistake as newspapers by putting their content online for free. The specifics are up for debate among individual companies. LAT

-- Virginia Heffernan has an absolutely priceless article titled, "I Hate My iPhone." The Medium

-- Demi Moore seems to have used Twitter to help save a suicidal woman's life. KTLA

-- Chris Lesinski