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Tech Industry Daily Podcast: Launch delay can't thwart the Firefox faithful

On launch day, Firefox 3 comes to a screeching halt; DNA companies are told to stop selling their home test kits; and there's white stuff on Mars.

On launch day, the Get Firefox site experienced an outage for at least an hour--just before Mozilla was expected to make the new version of its Web browser available for download. Reporter Stephen Shankland joined me in the podcast studio today to talk about what happened, and whether it'll affect Mozilla's goal to set a new software record.

About a dozen DNA companies have been issued cease-and-desist letters to stop selling their consumer genetic test kits. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander finds a mysterious white substance in the Martian soil (Is anybody else channeling Jack Skellington after hearing that news?). We bring you those stories and more on today's news podcast.

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Today's stories:

Problems delay Firefox 3 launch

iRobot to develop 'ChemBot' for military

Cease-and-desist notices sent to DNA testing labs adds Universal's music videos

Content aggregator Loud3r launches network of sites

Electronic Arts extends Take-Two Interactive tender offer deadline

Mars probe discovers white stuff

Disneyland unveils 'dream home'