Around the Web 3.19.09: Cisco now makes servers, IE8 comes out, Financial Times to release search engine


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The simple game of ‘Layoff’ makes complex comments on the financial crisis.
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-- Tonight, the Financial Times is set to release a rather advanced business news search engine called Newssift. TechCrunch


-- Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 8 comes out today at noon. The reviews aren’t good: It’s still slow compared with its competitors. Personal Technology

-- Cisco Systems released its server computer -- an affront on companies for which it usually provides software. NYT

-- And, they’re planning to buy Pure Digital, which brings you the popular Flip Video camera. LAT/Associated Press

-- Gizmodo has a photo gallery and a video walk-through of the new iPhone 3.0 OS. Gizmodo

-- Google speaks out against graduated response. The company disagrees with ISPs that pull Internet access from people who commit online copyright infringement. Ars Technica

-- Sony’s e-book reader will offer Google Books for free. Amazon’s Kindle now has a smaller, more proprietary library by comparison. PaidContent


-- Who says that video games are mind-numbing? Layoff, a Dartmouth professor’s latest project, might not convince you otherwise, but it’s seeping with social commentary. Wired Campus

-- Chris Lesinski