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Submission + - Gamespot editor fired over review of Eidos game 2

PocketPick writes: Kotaku is reporting that following a unflatering review of the game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, long-time editor Jeff Gerstmann is no longer under the employment of video gaming website Gamespot and it's parent, CNET. Kane & Lynch, a game published by Eidos for the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC, has been heavily featured in flash, image and text advertisments on Gamespot's website since the release on November 13th, inevitably leading to questions whether or not Mr. Gerstmann's firing was motivated by pressure from Eidos.
Google

Google Begins "Gmail 2.0" Rollout 250

Stony Stevenson writes "Google on Tuesday confirmed it is giving Gmail a new look. This blog post has screenshots of a new Gmail interface that has been made available to a limited number of users. They are calling it "Gmail 2.0" even if Google isn't. Google confirmed the update is underway at its new San Francisco office, just prior to a briefing on an unrelated upcoming Google announcement. A Google spokesperson said that the new look has been made available to about one percent of all Gmail users and is being rolled out the rest on an ongoing basis."
Mozilla

Submission + - First impressive OSS calendaring system->

omaha_boy writes: Since the Lightning add-on became available for Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail communications suite, users have been taking advantage of this blossoming integrated calendaring system. People who hate the bloat of Outlook have been waiting for years for an OSS project that can seriously compete with the current czar of the groupware world. For the causal e-mail/calendar users it looks like Mozilla is beginning to deliver something special in the 0.7 release of Lightning.
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