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CNET News Daily Podcast: Getting toward cleaner coal

A start-up works on turning coal into cleaner natural gas; hints about Palm Pre launch; and Amazon criticized for deranking "adult" books.

GreatPoint Energy wants to convert coal to cleaner natural gas for electricity production, while burying carbon dioxide underground. CNET News reporter Martin LaMonica recently visited GreatPoint Energy's huge demonstration plant in Southern Massachusetts. He joins today's show to share his impressions.

Also in this podcast: internal e-mails hint at possible Palm Pre launch dates; Amazon gets criticized for deranking "adult" books, then backtracks; Yahoo shares jump on news of talk with Microsoft over a potential ad deal; and a Brooklyn teen takes responsibility for Twitter worms.

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Today's stories:

Yahoo shares up on news of Microsoft ad deal talks

Teen takes responsibility for Twitter worms

Amazon criticized for deranking 'adult' books

Where coal and clean tech meet

How secure is the U.S. communications network?

Palm, Sprint to launch Pre early as May?

Analyst: Apple ordered flash for 32GB iPhone

Hyperlocal news stepping up to the plate?

OpenSecrets lets users download data for free