CNET News Daily Podcast: Google in China, lasers, Computer Geek Barbie

Sergey Brin says censorship in China worsened after the 2008 Olympics, the Pentagon used lasers to destroy a missile in flight, and Barbie updates her resume.

A Google co-founder speaks about the China censorship issue at TED, the European Commission is close to approving the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, Google tweaks Buzz, and Barbie gets a geek makeover.


Today's stories:

Google's Brin offers no hint at China resolution

Report: EU to approve Microsoft-Yahoo search deal

Google tweaks Buzz privacy settings

Airborne laser zaps in-flight missile

That 'P' in PHP stands for pink: It's Nerd Barbie!

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