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11:10 AM ET, December 6, 2006


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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) …
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.
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Yahoo Announces Major Reorganization  —  Yahoo announced a sweeping reorganization Tuesday night, creating three operating groups and shuffling top execs.  —  As of January 1, the company will realign its operations into two customer-facing groups, one for audiences, and one for advertisers and publishers.
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo's Shakeup  —  In the wake of criticism that the Internet portal …
Discussion: Slashdot
Los Angeles Times:
Yahoo's CEO makes big changes at the top
Discussion: PaidContent, Valleywag and
DRAFT OBIT: Terry Semel
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Elinor Mills / CNET
Two top Yahoo execs to leave in reorg
Discussion: Charlene Li's Blog
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Yahoo Doing In Voice?
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Big shakeup at Yahoo, Decker being groomed for CEO?
Discussion: Mercury News
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
YHOO news analysis: GOOG is setting the pace as Yahoo faces identity …
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Candace Lombardi / CNET
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
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 (  Check out the user experience: very clean!  With this initial release we've focused on making the reading experience as natural as possible.
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET   Satellite to be rerouted in James Kim search
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Turning cell phones into lifelines
Discussion: Buzzworthy and digg
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 …
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft Issues Word Zero-Day Attack Alert  —  Microsoft on Dec. 5 warned that an unpatched vulnerability in its Word software program is being used in targeted, zero-day attacks.  —  A security advisory from the Redmond, Wash., company said the flaw can be exploited if a user simply opens a rigged Word document.
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Prudential: iPhone to sport click wheel; video iPod by Q2  —  Apple Computer's much anticipated iPod cell phone will look like an iPod with a small screen and a click-wheel interface, according to one Wall Street analyst.  —  In an extensive research note released to clients earlier this week …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Apple Gazette and digg
USA Today:
Google offer takes on PayPal  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is offering merchants free use of its online payment service as it squares off against eBay's market-leading PayPal.  —  The Internet search giant introduced Google Checkout in June, with sweeteners such as free ad credits for merchants.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Gavin Chan / Official Google Checkout Blog:
New features make Checkout even easier for online merchants
Phil Hochmuth / Network World:
IEEE sets sights on 100G Ethernet  —  Standards body votes to pursue 100G Ethernet over single and multi-mode fiber links  —  The next Ethernet speed will be 100Gbps, the IEEE voted recently.  Now the standards body just has to go build something never done before.
Discussion: Engadget, TechSpot and Slashdot
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 …
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