An internal AOL memo reveals the Internet giant is looking to shed some extra weight as it gears up for a potential sale: XDrive, Bluestring, AOL Pictures, and others. Writers for some of its popular blogs have also been asked to post minimally until the end of the month. CNET News reporter Stephen Shankland tells Erica Ogg what AOL has up its sleeve.
Also in Friday's podcast, Amazon and MySpace are looking to team up on music, a convicted spam king is found dead along with his wife and daughter, Microsoft flashes some new search algorithm technology, and NASA explains the Northern Lights phenomenon.
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