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11:30 PM ET, November 16, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis Says Adios to AOL  —  We just heard from a source that Jason Calacanis has resigned from AOL.  Jason joined AOL just over a year ago when his startup, Weblogs, Inc., was acquired.  Most recently, he took over management of Netscape, which relaunched earlier this year as a Digg-like news portal.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Falco 2, Calacanis 0  —  An anonymous tip dropped into our inbox, claiming that Jason Calacanis, one of the co-founders of Weblogs Inc., and architect of the new Netscape has resigned from AOL, following the resignation of Jon Miller.  —  On his blog, Jason says no comment.
AOL parent playing "sadistic little games"  —  In the inbox this morning:The folks at Time Warner have no idea what they are doing with AOL or any other business, they just enjoy playing sadistic little games with each.  No one was that impressed with Miller as a CEO, but the follks …
Jason Calacanis, AOL executive, 2005-2006  —  Jason Calacanis, the energetic and annoying publishing entrepreneur who once thought he could rise to the top at AOL, is leaving the internet media company.  He's not commenting on the record, but his blog describes Jonathan Miller, ousted CEO of AOL …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
About Jon Miller  —  Update: Ted checks in with his thoughts on "Miller time."  —  Today was a very sad day for me.  One of the few mentors I've had in my life, Jon Miller, was replaced as CEO of AOL.  —  I feel in love with the challenge of AOL 18 months ago when Jon Miller, Ted Leonsis …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo, Google and Microsoft join forces (really !!) behind Sitemaps  —  The best part about to-do lists is when you get to cross something off, and today we can cross one more from the list of feedback we have collected from webmasters.  You have asked us to support a single format for submission …
Live Search's WebLog:
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps  —  Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol.  The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world.
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Joint support for the Sitemap Protocol  —  We're thrilled to tell you that Yahoo! and Microsoft are joining us in supporting the Sitemap protocol.  —  As part of this development, we're moving the protocol to a new namespace,, and raising the version number to 0.9.
Jonathan Cassell /
PlayStation 3 Offers Supercomputer Performance at PC Pricing, iSuppli's Teardown Analysis Reveals  —  From delivery delays, to technology hurdles, to missed production targets, to cancelled pre-orders, to an apparently exorbitant price tag—we've all read the bad news regarding Sony Corp.'s …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Local Adds Click to Call  —  The official Google Blog just announced the availability of a click-to-call feature in Google Local.  This has been expected for some time, but it's now official and it works well.  Businesses you find in Google Local now have a call link included in search results.
Min Zeng / Official Google Blog:
Click to call in Google Maps  —  Last week, I was trying to buy blue lightbulbs for a party at my house, and I ended up calling ten different stores before I found one that carried them.  Now with the new calling feature on Google Maps, I can do this quickly and easily, and never have to lift a finger to dial.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone to arrive in early 2007 with 2MP camera  —  Apple Computer's much anticipated iPod cell phone will include a 2.0-megapixel digital camera when it arrives late first quarter or early second quarter of next year, according to a new report out of Taiwan.
Chris Preimesberger /
Gates on the Past, the Future, and Google  —  Reporter's Notebook: Bill Gates tells Charlie Rose and Stanford University audience at TechNet conference that 'we're at the beginning of something important again' in development of technology — just as in the 1980s with the advent of the PC.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Slashdot
Mike Hughlett / Chicago Tribune:
Craigslist not liable for housing ads: Judge  —  The popular Craigslist Web site is not legally liable for allegedly discriminatory housing ads posted by its users, a federal judge in Chicago ruled in a case pitting landmark internet and fair housing laws against each other.
Sean Cooper / Slate:
The Death of the Disc  —  WHY HD-DVD AND BLU-RAY ARE DEAD ON ARRIVAL.  —  Listen to the MP3 audio version of this story here, or sign up for Slate's free daily podcast on iTunes.  —  Until recently, the history of home entertainment was the history of encoding formats.
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