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This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.

»  Looks like 30 Rock and The Office won’t be the only popular shows available for streaming on Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX). As part of its deal with Disney (NYSE: DIS),  the DVD distributor has begun streaming ABC shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives. [AdAge]

»  There are a few websites whose failure could cost them millions of dollars. One of them is PayPal, which went down last night—and parent company eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) could be liable for millions of dollars in reinbursement fees.  [TechCrunch]

»  Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is about to open its FIOS app store to third-party developers to, which it promises will “forever change how people watch TV.” [CNET]

»  The military has banned soldiers from using Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. [Wired]

»  If the AP’s current system of charging for using any of its content (over four words) is any sign of how its digital copyright will work, things could get messy. [TechDirt]

»  Brett Peterson has built an internet business out of coming up with titles for writers’ manuscripts.  [NY Observer]

By Alex Ferreyra

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