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CNET News Daily Podcast: More on Microsoft's Sidekick failure

Sidekick data outage leads TMobile to halt sales of the device. Also: Vanished Facebook accounts still missing. And "The Social Network" is coming soon to a big screen near you.

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has stopped selling all models of the Sidekick in the wake of a massive hardware failure that resulted in many customers losing their e-mail, contacts, and other data.

Sidekick customers had started experiencing problems connecting to the data network more than a week ago. Microsoft, whose Danger subsidiary powers the Sidekick service, said it was investigating the problems. On Saturday, Microsoft and T-Mobile posted an updated notice saying all data that was not currently on customers devices was likely lost permanently. And here we are--looking at one of the largest losses of online consumer data we've ever seen. We get an update from CNET's Microsoft expert Ina Fried.

Also on the podcast: Facebook's outage; Larry Ellison slams IBM; Apple and Google boards of directors continue to separate from each other; Miley Cyrus quits Twitter; and more.


Today's stories:

T-Mobile halts sales of Sidekick

Downed Facebook accounts still haven't returned

IDC: Spending on cloud services to hit 10 percent by 2013

Ellison rips IBM, shows off Sun-Oracle benchmarks

Levinson quits Google's board

Reports: Hadron Collider physicist arrested on terrorism charges

'The Social Network' filming starts in Boston soon

OMG! Miley Cyrus quits Twitter via YouTube!