Around the Web 4.28.09: L.A. gets CleanTech Corridor, Amazon gets Lexcycle and Twits get parodied

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Antonio Villaraigosa wants to goose clean-tech jobs in L.A.. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

-- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa angles for a ‘CleanTech Corridor.’ LAT

-- Amazon buys Lexcycle, maker of the Stanza reader for iPhone. AppleInsider

-- Twits parodied by Ken Levine, host of ‘Dodger Talk.’ LAT


-- ‘Sleep talking PCs’ sense network traffic but consume less energy. UCSD

-- Analyst lowers the odds of a Microsoft deal with Yahoo. CNet

-- AOL adds social network aggregator Socialthing to its 75 MediaGlow sites. ReadWriteWeb

-- Is there such a thing as ‘Google brain'? Joe Clark via Fawny

-- Blu-ray movie sales surge 400% as DVD sales slipped 14% in first quarter. paidContent

-- Plasma panel shipments plunged 22% as Pioneer and others stop making plasma TVs, says DisplaySearch. TWICE

-- Alex Pham