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Keith Thornhill / Y! Live Blog:
Stopping our broadcast...  Our mission here on the Brickhouse team is to quickly develop product ideas that can add value to Yahoo! as a whole.  To do this effectively we constantly evaluate our early-stage products and sometimes have to make the hard decision to move on …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Yahoo Live gestates for 9 months, won't survive delivery
Discussion: Podcasting News and next.yahoo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How Low Will Online Ads Go?  Lower, Says J.P. Morgan.  Very, Very Low, Says Gawker's Nick Denton  —  A year ago, the conventional wisdom said that the online advertising market would still grow in an economic slump because online ads were cheaper and more effective.  —  And they are.
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Business Wire:
Amazon Announces Beginning of Multi-Year Frustration-Free Packaging Initiative  —  Amazon.com has launched “Frustration-Free Packaging,” a new initiative designed to make it easier for customers to liberate products from their packages.  Amazon is focusing first on two kinds of items …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Media's Scott Moore and Al Warms to Depart This Week  —  Aside from upcoming layoffs, it seemed as if Yahoo had stanched the flow of major execs from the company.  —  Not so, it seems, as several sources with knowledge of the situation confirm that the two top execs …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Slashes iPhone Production, Says Chip Analyst (AAPL)  —  Is demand slowing for Apple's (AAPL) red-hot iPhone 3G?  —  Apple has cut its calendar Q4 iPhone production plans significantly more than originally estimated, according to a report by Friedman Billings Ramsey analyst Craig Berger.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple: No new products before the holidays  —  Despite Internet rumors of forthcoming product releases, an Apple representative confirmed that the company has no plans to release any new products before the holidays.  —  “Our holiday line-up is set,” Apple spokesman Bill Evans told Macworld.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo-Google Neuter Search Deal, Resubmit to Justice Department  —  Yahoo and Google have amended their search partnership proposal and resubmitted it to the Justice Department, the WSJ says.  The duration of the deal has been shortened to two years from ten, and revenue contribution capped at 25% of Yahoo's overall search revenue.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo and Google Offer to Revise Ad Partnership
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
In Landslide, John McCain Is The President Of AOL.com  —  The Wall Street Journal may have essentially called the Presidential election for Democrat Barack Obama this morning, but wait a tick.  AOL.com's homepage political poll results are in, and the site's calling a landslide for Republican John McCain.
Discussion: CNET News
Brian Heater / Gearlog:
Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro  —  Apple, MacBook Pro, Vista, Windows 7  —  Here we are sitting in the PC Magazine Labs, and it occurs to us: We've got a shiny new Macbook Pro and an early build of Windows 7 on disc, so why not attempt to use one to run the other?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Brains behind Hulu leaves NBC  —  George Kliavkoff, the man who helped draw up the blueprint for a string of successful digital media services—from Hulu to Major League Baseball Advance Media—is leaving NBC Universal at the end of the year, CNET News has learned.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Dash Charts a New Course, Cuts 50 Jobs  —  The credit crunch and the subsequent economic slowdown has everyone — from large corporations to individuals — reassessing their fiscal future, and many are taking drastic actions.  The latest moves from the world of Silicon Valley startups comes …
James Sherwood / The Register:
Motorola legal tie to pull pricey Aura phone off eBay  —  Exclusive Once you've grown tired of your mobile phone then it's your prerogative to flog it on eBay, right?  Not if you buy Motorola's upcoming Aura phone, because the firm's penned a contract to prevent secondhand sales.
Sean / Seeking to Understand:
Emailed Steve Jobs, Apple Called Back!  —  I mostly love my new MacBook Pro - but one thing that has been driving me slightly insane is that the trackpad misses clicks sometimes.  You hear and feel the click - it just doesn't register the click.  I've read through the Apple discussion forums …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Airwaves Battle Pits Dolly Parton Against Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Tuesday marks the end of a battle that has lasted for more than two years, with each side predicting apocalyptic consequences should it lose.  —  Not the fight for the presidency.  The one pitting Google against Dolly Parton.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Air Force Aims to ‘Rewrite Laws of Cyberspace’  —  The Air Force is fed up with a seemingly endless barrage of attacks on its computer networks from stealthy adversaries whose motives and even locations are unclear.  So now the service is looking to restore its advantage on the virtual battlefield …
John Morris / The Core Truth:
Intel's Core i7 gets put to the test  —  Intel won't announce its new Core i7 chips until later this month, but the first real reviews are popping up all over the place today.  Based on the early previews, I expected to see good numbers and Core i7, formerly known as Nehalem, delivers.
Discussion: eWeek, Electronista and Crave
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T Trials Tiered Broadband in Nevada  —  Following in the footsteps of Time Warner Cable, Frontier Communications and several UK Internet service providers, AT&T unveiled a tiered broadband service in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 1.  According to a Friday filing with the Federal Communication Commission …
Discussion: Ars Technica and DSLreports
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
115 People Lose Their Jobs At Spot Runner, Weblistic Acquisition Is Washed Out  —  The layoffs at Spot Runner are a lot worse than we expected.  Instead of 50 to 75 people, Spot Runner is cutting much deeper—eliminating 115 jobs.  Co-founder and CEO Nick Grouf characterizes this as …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Kindle Offers Glimpse of ROI on Oprah  —  Nod From Talk Queen Causes a Surge in Web Traffic  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Since Amazon launched the Kindle, its electronic reader, a year ago, it has created a swarm of dedicated customer advocates.  But on Oct. 24 it snagged the most important evangelist …
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Three's a Cloud for Salesforce.com, Facebook and Amazon.com  —  The clouds are aligning: Salesforce.com Monday unveiled plans to make its “cloud” work with Facebook's and Amazon's.  —  “Cloud computing” is the hottest tech buzzterm since “Web 2..” It's come to mean more or less anything having …
Discussion: The Register
The Official Google Blog:
Visualizing data in the cloud  —  More and more companies are storing data in the cloud, and as this data grows, so does the need for reporting tools to make sense of this information.  To address these growing needs, earlier this year we introduced the Google Visualization API …
Nick Cooper / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Analytics for Google Apps  —  You may already use Google Analytics to see how people interact with your public website.  Now we're letting Google Apps administrators harness the power of Google Analytics to shed light on how their users are interacting with Google Docs and Google Sites.
Discussion: Google Watch and Googling Google
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcastic P4P trial shows 80% speed boost for P2P downloads  —  Comcast engineers have just released the first-ever real-world data on P4P technology—and it appears to be a massive success.  While only a trial, the results do show that P4P's iTracker technology can increase P2P download speeds …
Daniel Boffey / Daily Mail:
Tax website shut down as memory stick with secret personal data of 12million is found in a pub car park … Ministers have been forced to order an emergency shutdown of a key Government computer system to protect millions of people's private details.  —  The action was taken after a memory stick …
Discussion: CNET News and The Register
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
1,000 Web APIs  —  Last week ProgrammableWeb crossed one of its biggest milestones thus far when we added the 1,000th web service API to our API directory.  This is a long way from the 32 APIs we started with back in the summer of 2005.  Back then even the phrase “web mashup” was only a few months old.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Ryan Stewart
 
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Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google May Hate Prop 8, But That Doesn't Mean They Won't Serve Ads Supporting It
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
FCC delays controversial vote
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Has Blu-ray's copy protection been cracked?
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Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Crashing The iPhone  —  Italian systems engineer Piergiorgio …
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Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
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Adknowledge Announces Acquisition of Adonomics
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
IDC: Intel Atom lifts processor shipments
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