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--MeeboMe Widgets Come to Traineo (Mashable) Meebo, the multiclient Web-based instant messaging app, has teamed up with Traineo to provide an easy way to add IM to your Traineo profile.

--Google Confirms Stake in Xunlei (GigaOM) Apparently Google is spending money on a P2P start-up in China. Google has had an interesting history with China, so this is somewhat surprising. However, given the country'strack record on piracy, P2P should thrive.

--OpenOffice patches 'highly critical' flaw (CNET News.com) Users of the free and open-source office suite got a patch for a flaw that could let crafty hackers into your machine.

--Amazon.com launches independent Endless.com (TechCrunch) Shoes and handbags could always be purchased through Amazon, but now there's a custom site with less clutter. Interestingly enough, there's not any Amazon.com branding.

--British pop chart to incorporate downloads (CNET News.com) Digital downloads are now counting toward UK pop chart statistics. Any song you purchase from various digital download services will be counted as a chart-worthy sale. No word yet on this making its way to the States.

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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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