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+ - Team Fortress 2 to get micro-transactions->

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whoop (194) writes "Valve has announced that Team Fortress 2 will be getting a new Mann Co. Store to buy trinkets with real money. TF2 is the first game to use this new Steam Wallet, but the money can be spent on anything in Steam, including full games. This would open them up to featuring gift cards, micro-transaction games, etc. as well."
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+ - Google Voice rejected for its dialer functionality

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whoop writes "From TechCrunch, "In a letter to the FCC today, Google disclosed previously unpublished information about Appleâ(TM)s rejection of their Google Voice application... 'Apple representatives informed Google that the Google Voice application was rejected because Apple believed the application duplicated the core dialer functionality of the iPhone'""

+ - Interpol unblurs pedophile's images

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whoop (194) writes "Interpol has released photos of a pedophile, reversing the whirl he used to blur his face before posting the photos online. Anders Persson is quoted, "Techniques are always developing. What is impossible today is possible tomorrow.""

+ - Web Personal Finance App?

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whoop (194) writes "These days I find myself using multiple PCs from more and more places/computers. I don't want my important apps to be necessarily confined to one computer. So I've been hunting for more web-based apps instead of desktop-confined ones. After perusing Sourceforge and Freshmeat quite a bit, and coming up with a bunch of version 0.00001 programs from 1998, I'm looking for more targetted input in this quest. Are there any decent (doesn't have to have 5 million unused features) personal finance applications that are web-based people have used?"

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