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1:00 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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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.
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: Valleywag and Chuqui 3.0
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo Reorg or Retread  —  If you have walked the streets of Manhattan, you have seen an all familiar scene: a street hustler playing three card monte, with a gaggle of unsuspecting tourists around him, betting that they can outwit and out-hustle him.  They often lose, and go home disappointed.
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Major Reorganization at Yahoo, COO Rosensweig To Leave
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
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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Tim Gaden / APC:
The lock-out begins for Office Mac users  —  Microsoft hsa officially launched Office 2007, but that's bad news for Mac users.  —  Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 now all use different file formats: docx, xlsx and pptx.  —  Microsoft is calling these "Microsoft Office Open XML Formats" …
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Windows Office 2007 files not compatible with Mac Office 2004
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
Macworld UK:
New Office 2007 file format to vex Mac users
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Mac Office compatibility: When 'no comment' just isn't good enough
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   Web Office APIs - Embracing and Extending Microsoft Office
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.
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Frank Barnako:
Calacanis joins VC firm
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Jason Calacanis Speaks About Digg, Netscape, SEO & Pay Per Post Blogging
Discussion: SEO BlackHat
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 …
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
AMD breaks out the cigars for its very first 65nm chips
Discussion: AMD
Hirolog:
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:
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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Entrepreneur Idol competition shows digital media is hot — perhaps too hot  —  Yesterday, VentureBeat joined venture capital firm Charles River Ventures to judge the first CRV Entrepreneur Idol competition.  —  Held at Stanford, the competition provided great insight on the interests …
Discussion: Net and John Furrier
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In Tough Times, a Redesigned Journal  —  Over the last few years, The Wall Street Journal, like many newspapers, has been expanding, adding new sections — even a Saturday edition.  Now, with the newspaper industry struggling with economic and technological change, The Journal is about to shrink.
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.
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
The Vanishing Click-Fraud Case  —  Why was a seemingly slam-dunk case against an alleged click-fraudster who attempted to extort Google quietly dismissed?  —  A detective novelist might call it The Mystery of the Vanishing Click-Fraud Case.  —  It began on Mar. 10, 2004 …
Discussion: Techdirt, AdJab, HipMojo.com and digg
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Aggressive MySpace Worm Attacks via QuickTime  —  Fast-moving pest exploits site, player holes to steal passwords.  —  The social networking site MySpace.com is under what one computer security analyst calls an "amazingly virulent" attack caused by a worm that steals log-in credentials and spreads spam that promotes adware sites.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Backdown on draconian laws  —  Attorney-General Philip Ruddock's copyright reforms are almost certain to become law by January, after significant changes were made to ensure innocent consumers are not criminalised.  —  The Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 passed through the Senate on Friday after a number of modifications were made.
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch and Slashdot
 
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
CrunchGear's Best of 2006  —  CrunchGear's editors searched far …
Discussion: TechCrunch and digg
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