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4:11 AM ET, December 6, 2006

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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 …
Discussion: PaidContent, Valleywag and Chuqui 3.0
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Execs Meet To Discuss Major Shakeup  —  Update - 6:15 pm: Yahoo released an official statement about the reorganization at approximately 5:45 p.m. The news confirms the resignation of COO Dan Rosensweig and elaborates on the company's new business focus.  Get more details from our update.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Two top Yahoo execs to leave in reorg
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo, Aiming for Agility, Shuffles Executives
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Reorg or Retread
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Major Reorganization at Yahoo, COO Rosensweig To Leave
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Shake, Rattle & Roll at Yahoo
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Sherjo / Mac Mojo:
Converters Coming!  Free and (Fairly) Fast.  —  There's been some pretty alarmist news stories this morning (apcstart.com; CrunchGear) about file format converters and Office for Mac.  Because some of these stories seem designed more to inflame than inform, I want to reiterate …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Mac Office compatibility: When 'no comment' just isn't good enough
Leslie Katz / CNET News.com:
Searchers think they are nearing missing CNET editor  —  Authorities searching the southwest Oregon wilderness for CNET editor James Kim said they believe they are close to finding the missing man, who has been stranded in a remote area for 10 days.  —  "This is frustrating; I mean we are so close …
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:   Did Google Maps lead CNET editor astray in Oregon?
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
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple rumored to be eyeing video game market  —  A recent series of checks by Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora indicate that Apple Computer has hired video game designers and may have aspirations of entering the video game market in long-term.  —  "We think the video game market represents …
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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DarwiinRemote is released!  —  What is DarwiinRemote?  — DarwiinRemote is a tiny software which reads data from and sends data to Nintendo Wii Remote  — Inputs  — 3-axis acceleration sensors  — all buttons except power button on/off  — Output  — 4 LEDs  — Force Feedback
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Macworld's 2006 Game Hall of Fame  —  10 of the year's best Mac games and coolest accessories  —  If you're a pessimist, 2006 might have looked like a bleak year for Mac gaming.  There were few major releases, even before the transition to Intel processors added more items to game developers' to-do lists.
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
AMD: New Chips Consume Half the Power of Core 2 Duo  —  AMD announced its entry into the 65-nm manufacturing generation Tuesday with a new line of 65-watt "energy-efficient" processors that the company claimed already consumes just under 50 percent less power than the Intel Core 2 Duo.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Calacanis Takes Position at Sequoia Capital  —  Today at 7 am PST at the SES conference in Chicago, Weblogs Inc. founder Jason Calacanis will announce that he has joined Sequoia Capital as an EIA (Entrepreneur in Action).  This comes just two and a half weeks after Jason announced his departure from AOL.
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
WebTrends Acquires Optimization Firm  —  Web analytics provider WebTrends has acquired online ad optimization provider ClickShift.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  "We interviewed our customers and found interest in increasing automation across campaigns, and in multivariate testing.
Gerry Block / IGN:
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Review  —  Rock your wireless 360 pads on the PC.  The newest piece of the 'Games For Windows' puzzle.  —  Until pretty recently, PC gaming was very much an exercise in harnessing the power of hardware and an operating system designed …
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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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Mike / Techdirt:
How Best Buy Realized That Productivity Doesn't Necessarily Mean …
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Phil Wainewright / Software as services:
Poll: Will Larry let go of NetSuite?
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In Tough Times, a Redesigned Journal
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Toshiba's New 1.8-inch HDD Achieves 100GB, World's Largest(*1) Storage Capacity
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Hands-on with Belkin's Cable-Free USB Hub
Sydney Morning Herald:
Backdown on draconian laws
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Pandora's Jar (Windows)
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
The Vanishing Click-Fraud Case
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vnunet:
Microsoft looking to run Windows on OLPC