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7:20 PM ET, November 5, 2008

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The Official Google Blog:
Ending our agreement with Yahoo!  —  In June we announced an advertising agreement with Yahoo! that gave Yahoo! the option of using Google to provide ads on its websites (and its publisher partners' sites) in the U.S. and Canada.  At the same time, both companies agreed to delay implementation …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google calls it quits on the Yahoo ad deal; Will Microsoft enter the picture?  —  Updated: In a move that's not terribly surprising, Google said Wednesday that it is scrapping its search advertising deal with Yahoo.  Google's decision puts Yahoo's search business back in play and may bring Microsoft back into the picture.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Pulls The Plug On Yahoo Advertising Deal
Discussion: CNET News, Google Watch and Tech Beat
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Internal Yahoo memo suggests CEO Jerry Yang may be out  —  Here's a rumor (printed below) that we got and which has apparently been making the rounds.  It's important to note that the NYT has since written a story saying that Yahoo has denied the rumor, and that both Yahoo and Microsoft …
Discussion: BoomTown, Digital Daily and Bloomberg
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Yahoo Rumors, Rumors All Around, But Not a Drop Correct
DealBook:
Yahoo's Stock Spurts on False Rumors
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Launches Effort to Spark Startups  —  Microsoft's new BizSpark project is an effort to spur startups and entrepreneurs to use Microsoft technology when launching new companies.  Microsoft is giving away software, services and support to startups earning less than $1 million to help …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
OMG! iPhone keyboard!  OMG!  —  This hack adds a third-party mini-keyboard to the iPhone, effectively turning Cupertino's darling into a Compaq iPaq circa 2001.  Does the iPhone really need a keyboard, people?  —  After using the iPhone for a little over a year, I find that the onscreen keyboard is intuitive and useful.
Newsweek:
Hackers and Spending Sprees … The computer systems of both the Obama and McCain campaigns were victims of a sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity,” prompting a federal investigation, NEWSWEEK reports today.  —  At the Obama headquarters in midsummer …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple to Pay Departing “Father of iPod” $300,000 Shut-Up Money Annually  —  “Advisor” to Apple CEO Steve Jobs is a killer gig-if you can swing it.  Just ask Tony Fadell.  The now former senior vice president of the company's iPod division will collect an annual salary of $300,000 until March 24 …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
How the CNN Holographic Interview System Works  —  CNN's holographic election coverage is fancy pantsy, but how did they manage to send 3D 360 degree footage of virtual correspondent Jessica Yellin from Chicago all the way to the station's election center in NY?  As Arthur C. Clarke says, Magic.
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
WinHEC: Sinofsky, DeVaan keynotes cover details of Windows 7  —  Microsoft Windows engineering chiefs Steven Sinofsky and Jon DeVaan are set to take the stage at WinHEC in Los Angeles right now to tell hardware makers what they can expect from Windows 7.  You can access their keynote speech live via Web cast here.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging at the Web 2.0 Summit: the kickoff with Larry Brilliant of Google.org  —  The Web 2.0 Summit has kicked off in San Francisco and there is no sign of a downturn here.  It's a full house, with maybe 900 people in the room.  The crowd has a lot of international attendees …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Obama Victory Creates Historic Global Demand for Web Content  —  As the world watched the U.S. campaign coverage and the Obama victory speech on computers seven hours ago, demand for news content hit a historic record, according to data from Akamai, the Cambridge, Massachusetts provider …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Gasses Up The Gulfstream Again  —  Apple (AAPL) chief Steve Jobs had a busy summer: Launching the iPhone 3G, introducing it into dozens of countries, and shipping almost 7 million of them.  Oh, and lots of flying around in his private jet.  —  Every quarter, Apple reports …
Discussion: MacBlogz and MacUser
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Easter Egg  —  Google recently hinted at a new Easter Egg part of Google Maps Street View.  And it has surfaced now - it's called Street With a View.  From the project description:  —  On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team …
Discussion: Webware.com
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple delays entry MacBook Air untill after Thanksgiving  —  Apple is apologizing to customers this week who had placed orders for its new entry-level NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs, explaining that due to an unforeseen issue, it's unlikely to deliver those systems until shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
10 election tweets worth remembering  —  It was a marathon evening for media buffs as Barack Obama beat rival John McCain to become the United States' first African-American president-elect.  You couldn't miss it on Twitter, as the microblogging service exploded with election updates, commentary, and speculation.
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Netflix Giving Away 48 Hour Streaming Trials With New XBOX 360 Games  —  Inside the case of the new James Bond XBOX 360 game that came out today is a special insert card that allows you to trial the Netflix streaming service for 48 hours.  While the trial won't officially kick off until later …
Discussion: last100, CrunchGear, Joystiq and Kotaku
AppleInsider:
Apple tells Mac mini fan to hang in there  —  Apple appears to be taking its policing of the rumor mill to the phones, in one case dialing a customer who expressed concern over Internet reports on the Mac mini's fate to assure him the situation would be addressed in due time.
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Cuts 10% Of Staff  —  We've just heard from LinkedIn that the Sequoia-backed business network will be cutting 36 of 370 employees, or around 10% of the company.  LinkedIn is saying that some of these employees will be reassigned to new roles (though the company won't comment on how many new roles there will be).
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco Quarter Solid, Guidance Terrible (CSCO)  —  Cisco (CSCO) was the first company to sound the alarms about the recession.  So what do they have to say now?  —  Things aren't getting better, and CEO John Chambers says October was especially terrible — a 9% year-over-year drop in orders.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Headcount Grew 48% In Fiscal 2008 (AAPL)  —  While tech firms like Dell (DELL), HP (HPQ), Yahoo (YHOO), and Motorola (MOT) are cutting back, Apple increased its headcount 48% in fiscal 2008, climbing from 21,600 full time employees to 32,000.  Temps and contractors increased from 2,100 to 3,100.
 
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