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9:55 AM ET, January 30, 2008

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo to Cut 1,000 Jobs, and Warns on Growth  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After announcing a sharp drop in fourth-quarter profits Tuesday, Yahoo issued a disappointing outlook for this year, suggesting that investors would have to wait until 2009 for a turnaround.  —  Yahoo also said that as part …
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo's Yodel Turns Into a Whimper  —  Layoffs and a refocusing effort can only do so much.  CEO Jerry Yang needs to find exciting new products or services if he hopes to make Yahoo sing again  —  Getty Images  —  At the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, Yahoo! (YHOO) …
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Yahoo soft-launches lifecasting service
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo serves up layoffs but no strategy
Discussion: eWeek
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
SproutBuilder: You've Got to See This Drag and Drop Widget Maker  —  SproutBuilder is going to explode the world of widgets on the web.  This is far and away my favorite product I've seen at DEMO, not just this year but ever in the three years I've attended.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Sprout: The Online WYSIWYG Editor for Flash  —  A new application called Sprout, launching in private beta at DEMO today, promises to make the creation of Flash applets a whole lot easier.  —  Sprout is a browser-based, WYSIWYG editor for Flash with an interface reminiscent of Photoshop or Dreamweaver.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Breaking: MySpace Developer Platform Launching on February 5th  —  MySpace has just announced that they will be launching their developer platform on February 5th.  You can pre-register now by going to http://developer.myspace.com (requires login).  —  Earlier this evening, I spoke with Amit Kapur …
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Ben / :Ben Metcalfe Blog:   MySpace Developer Platform opening on Tuesday, sign up now!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
MySpace Platform Goes Live February 5; Accepting Developer SignUps Now
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek announces Eee family product lines  —  With Eee PC becoming a focus of the PC market, Asustek Computer has announced it is planning to launch a family of Eee products including: E-DT (desktop PC), E-TV and E-Monitor.  All the products while have low-cost as their major selling point …
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
WSJ's Web site adds Facebook function  —  NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal has just accepted Facebook's request to be online friends.  —  Hoping to tap into the growing buzz of online social networks, the Journal is adding a feature to its Web site that will allow readers to see which Journal stories …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's Google Doing on Vista (RED)? … Last week, Microsoft and Dell unveiled three (PRODUCT) RED, or (RED), computers.  When people buy one of these computers, the companies donate money to The Global Fund.  —  Little problem for Microsoft: As part of a previous $1 billion bribe marketing agreement …
Discussion: Windows (Product) Red and Voices
Christina Mackenzie / Agence France Presse:
French police deal blow to Microsoft  —  The move completes the gendarmerie's severance from Microsoft which began in 2005 when it moved to open sourcing for office applications such as word processing.  It switched to open source Internet browsers in 2006.
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Wi-Fi remote plays music, browses Web  —  It's been well documented in this space that people have become increasingly addicted to their remotes, but the problem is reaching pandemic proportions.  Not only do they want to take it with them all at times and under any weather conditions …
Discussion: DVICE, eHomeUpgrade and The Raw Feed
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Net Payola: Paying For The Digg Front Page  —  Movie promoter seeks quick, cheap traffic grab  —  An advertisement appeared on a freelancing site, offering $250 in exchange for getting a couple of movie-related items to the front page of Digg.  —  The PBS debut of Prince Among Slaves happens on February 4th.
Discussion: Mashable!
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Have Facebook Apps Peaked in Popularity?  —  There appears to be evidence that Facebook users are beginning to suffer from app fatigue, and there is growing discontent about how applications are being distributed and about the amount of noise that the application platform has introduced into the Facebook ecosystem.
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
And you thought Google Street View was creepy before  —  In this video, Google Street View gets even more invasive.  Call it improving geolocated search.  Boo!
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
New Free Utility Cuts Vista Install Down to Size  —  Downsize Windows Vista's famously large installation footprint with a free software tool.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Windows Vista users now have a way to cut down the operating system's famously large installation footprint with a free software tool.
 
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