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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 Users of the free and open-source office suite got a patch for a flaw that could let crafty hackers into your machine. launches independent (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 branding.

--British pop chart to incorporate downloads (CNET 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.