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6:20 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.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's Dan Rosensweig heading off for new adventures  —  My colleague Larry Dignan as well as many others (see TechMeme) have already covered the news about the management shake up and reorganization at Yahoo.  I checked in with Dan Rosensweig, the Yahoo COO who resigned as part the reorg.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Two top Yahoo execs to leave in reorg
Discussion: Charlene Li's Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Reorg or Retread
Discussion: PaidContent and Chuqui 3.0
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Major Reorganization at Yahoo, COO Rosensweig To Leave
Discussion: Valleywag and Chuqui 3.0
Sherjo / Mac Mojo:
Converters Coming!  Free and (Fairly) Fast.  —  There's been some pretty alarmist news stories this morning (; 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 …
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
What's up,.docx?  If you want Office 2007 that bad, ditch your Mac for a PC  —  APC magazine and other outlets report that Office for Mac 2004 users who intend to install Office 2007 are not in for a pleasant experience.  —  That's because Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 now all use different file formats …
Leslie Katz / CNET
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 …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:   Did Google Maps lead CNET editor astray in Oregon?
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 …
PR Newswire:
Comcast Takes Gaming National With  —  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 …
Karl / Techdirt:
Telecom Giants Terrified of Being Dumb Plumbers
Discussion: VARBusiness News
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 …
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: TeleRead
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.
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 …
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
Microsoft looking to run Windows on OLPC  —  Educational laptop could get Windows as well as Linux  —  Microsoft wants to make its Windows operating system available on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) notebook computers, OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte said at the NetEvents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.
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Macworld's 2006 Game Hall of Fame
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Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
AMD: New Chips Consume Half the Power of Core 2 Duo
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