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Around the Web 4.6.09: IBM-Sun breakdown, clean-smelling truckers, new anti-Mac ads

April 6, 2009 |  7:02 am
Clean-energy trucker
Heriberto Perez Jr.'s truck runs on liquefied natural gas. Credit: Ann Johannson / For The Times

-- Sun Microsystems customers can't feel good about the company's failed merger talks with IBM. ZDNet

-- A trucker from Fontana faced tough questions from his wife because he didn't come home smelling like tailpipe anymore. His secret: a rig that gets 95% of its drive train from liquefied natural gas. LAT

-- Samsung plans to launch three phones running Google's Android operating system this year. Ars Technica

-- High school students in San Francisco are using GPS-enabled cellphones and Facebook to track their carbon footprints. SF Chron

-- By starting to charge for its photo storage service, Kodak is showing that what 'sfree on the Web now won't necessarily be free tomorrow. LAT

-- Concerns are building that Google's scanning of orphaned books (out of print but still under copyright) is creating a digital-books monopoly. NYT

-- Sony is reportedly in talks with YouTube about adding full-length movies to the video-sharing giant. CNet

-- Microsoft's new commercial enrages Apple users by saying Macs are "so sexy" but too expensive. Silicon Alley Insider

-- A glitch in the Los Angeles Police Department's geocoding system has made a block in downtown L.A. the most dangerous place on the map. LAT

-- Chris Gaither