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10:30 AM ET, December 6, 2006

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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Re-Aligns Organization to More Effectively Focus on Key Customer Segments and Capture Future Growth Opportunities  —  New Structure to Focus on Serving More Sophisticated Demands of Audiences, Advertisers and Publishers Worldwide  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 05, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) …
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Terry Semel / Yodel Anecdotal:
Taking Yahoo! forward  —  When I joined Yahoo! five years ago, I found a company with incredible assets (huge audience, strong brand, healthy balance sheet), great potential, and a team filled with determination and a fighting spirit.  But the company faced challenging economic conditions …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo, Aiming for Agility, Shuffles Executives  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it was restructuring its operations and shuffling its management ranks amid growing criticism in and outside the company that it had become too bureaucratic to compete effectively against nimbler rivals.
Discussion: Paul Mooney and Lost Remote
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Two top Yahoo execs to leave in reorg  —  Yahoo's chief operating officer and the head of its entertainment group are leaving as part of a major reorganization announced late on Tuesday.  —  Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and Lloyd Braun, the head of Yahoo's media and entertainment group …
Discussion: Charlene Li's Blog
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
YHOO news analysis: GOOG is setting the pace as Yahoo faces identity …
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Yahoo Shake-Up Good News; Decker Can Handle It
Discussion: Frank Barnako
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Yahoo Doing In Voice?
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Microsoft releasing book search in beta  —  Microsoft is releasing Live Search Books, its competitor to Google Book Search, in beta on Wednesday.  —  The book search engine performs keyword searches for books that have been scanned as part of Microsoft's book scanning project …
Discussion: ResourceShelf, TeleRead and Dan Blank
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Live Search's WebLog:
Live Search Books Beta Release  —  Several new enhancements of note from the Search team: Tomorrow we're releasing the beta version of Live Search Books (http://books.live.com).  Check out the user experience: very clean!  With this initial release we've focused on making the reading experience as natural as possible.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:   Satellite to be rerouted in James Kim search
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Turning cell phones into lifelines
Discussion: Buzzworthy and digg
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself  —  Hearing from a lot of new friends lately?  You know, the ones that write "It's me, Esmeralda," and tip you off to an obscure stock that is "poised to explode" or a great deal on prescription drugs.  —  You're not the only one.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (929433)  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited "zero-day" attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Office Word 2003 …
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Issues Word Zero-Day Attack Alert
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
PR Newswire:
Comcast Takes Gaming National With GameInvasion.net(TM)  —  Comcast, Major League Gaming and Ubisoft to offer exclusive gaming content  —  PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA - News, CMCSK - News), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products …
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Karl / Techdirt:
Telecom Giants Terrified of Being Dumb Plumbers
Discussion: VARBusiness News
firstmonday.org:
The Meaning of Friendship  —  What constitutes a friend?  In everyday vernacular, a friend is a relationship that involves some degree of mutual love or admiration.  Some people exclude sexual partners and family members from this category while others talk about how such an individual …
Wall Street Journal:
In a Turnabout, Record Industry Releases MP3s  —  The music industry has long resisted selling music in the MP3 format, which lacks the copy protections that prevent songs from being duplicated endlessly.  But now, Blue Note Records and its marquee artist, jazz-pop singer Norah Jones …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
MySpace to Apple: Fix that worm  —  MySpace.com wants Apple Computer to update its QuickTime media player software so it can't be used in attacks on the social-networking site.  —  The request comes after a worm in the form of a rigged QuickTime movie crawled onto MySpace.com over the weekend, changing people's MySpace profiles.
Discussion: Security Fix and TechSpot
Business 2.0:
A toy story, YouTube-style  —  Remote-controlled helicopters are red-hot this holiday season, thanks to YouTube video bloggers and other online hobbyists.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — An instant message from a friend popped up on Lane McConnell's computer in September …
Discussion: I4U News and digg
 
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Microsoft:
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 Earlier Items: 
Phil Hochmuth / Network World:
IEEE sets sights on 100G Ethernet
Discussion: Engadget, TechSpot and Slashdot
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google extends free transaction promotion to 2008
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Part 2: Changing Climates for Microsoft and Google, Desktops and Webs
Bob Caswell / Computers.net:
Blockbuster Inviting Netflix Customers to Rent Movies From Stores for Free
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Phil Wainewright / Software as services:
Poll: Will Larry let go of NetSuite?
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