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11:40 PM ET, November 17, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will step down from his job as CEO, as soon as the board finds a replacement for him, in what sources close to the situation call a joint decision by him and the company's directors.
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Yahoo! Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Co-Founder Jerry Yang to Step Down Following Appointment of New CEO  —  and Return to Former Role as Chief Yahoo! and Board Member  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new Chief Executive Officer.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang's Entire Memo to His Employees on Stepping Down as CEO  —  BoomTown has obtained the entire memo Jerry Yang to employees at Yahoo about his plans to step down as Yahoo CEO.  —  Yang, a truly nice man-which has been a plus and a minus for him-and an Internet visionary for sure …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yang Steps Down As Yahoo CEO, Search For Successor Begins  —  Expect Yahoo's share price to jump tomorrow - Jerry Yang will be stepping down as CEO of the company, a job that he took on an interim basis in June 2007.  —  Yang will return to his former role as Chief Yahoo, and will remain on the board of directors.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo CEO Yang to step down  —  Updated 5:11 p.m. PST with Yahoo announcement.  Updated 5:21 and 6:19 p.m. PST with further detail.  —  Yahoo, under fierce financial pressure, has begun a search to replace company co-founder Jerry Yang as chief executive, the company said Monday.
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The SEC  —  I wish I could say more, but I will have to leave it to this, and let the judicial process do its job.  —  November 17, 2008  —  RE: SEC Civil Action in the United States District  —  for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division  —  Mark Cuban today responded …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Computerworld
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Files Insider Trading Charges Against Mark Cuban  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2008-273  —  Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban with insider trading for selling 600,000 shares of the stock …
Nick Mihailovski / Google Analytics Blog:
Want to track Adobe Flash?  Now you can!  —  Image of Analytics Flash Visual Component in Flash CS3  —  Today, at the Adobe MAX Conference in San Francisco, in a joint collaboration with our friends at Adobe and a few ace third party developers, we announced a simplified solution …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Rolls Out Verified App Program, Plus One Hell Of A Revenue Model For Themselves  —  Facebook is launching its “Verified Apps” program today.  The program was first announced over the summer at their F8 Developer Conference - Third party applications will be segmented into “Great Apps” …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe bringing full-fledged Flash to phones  —  Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch touts Flash for mobile phones at the Adobe Max conference.  —  (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET Networks)  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Inspired by a new generation of smartphones, Adobe Systems has begun a new …
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Will Park / IntoMobile:
Adobe brings Flash to T-Mobile G1 - Android and Adobe Flash, together at last
Discussion: Gadget Lab and AndroidGuys
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft crashes Adobe RIA party  —  Adobe throws sand in Microsoft's face  —  Adobe MAX Microsoft has tried to cast a shadow over RIA and cloud news at Adobe Systems' annual MAX conference by talking up Silverlight's roadmap.  —  Barely a month after shipping Silverlight 2 Microsoft has offered a …
Discussion: PC World and InformationWeek
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MLB.com Selects the Adobe Flash Platform
AppleInsider:
Apple releases fix for quirky MacBook glass trackpads  —  Apple has released a software update to address an issue where trackpad clicks would randomly go unrecognized on its latest notebook offerings: the MacBook (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008).  —  “This firmware update addresses …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Issues Fix for Unrecognized Clicks on Glass Trackpads
Jack Neff / AdAge:
P&G Digital Guru Not Sure Marketers Belong on Facebook  —  Advertisers Shouldn't ‘Hijack’ Conversations, but Applications Hold Promise  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Social networks may never find the ad dollars they're hunting for because they don't really have a right to them, said Ted McConnell …
Discussion: Alley Insider
Dave Burke / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App for iPhone now with Voice Search and My Location  —  The new Google Mobile App for iPhone makes it possible for you to do a Google web search using only your voice.  Just hold the phone to your ear, wait for the beep, and say what you're looking for.  That's it.  Just talk.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Let there be voice! Google Voice Search for iPhone launches
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and MacRumors
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you  —  High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)—you can't live with it, but you practically can't buy an HD-capable device anymore without it.  While HDCP is typically used in devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, HDMI-enabled notebooks …
Discussion: Engadget HD
Microsoft:
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Out of Beta and Ready for Purchase  —  Microsoft announces new customers, partners and online services.  —  Today, at a launch event in San Francisco, Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft Corp., was joined by customers …
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InfoWorld:
Microsoft files suit to defend Visual Studio users  —  In a new lawsuit, Microsoft asks a San Francisco court to declare invalid several patents assigned to an online transactions company in hopes of defending customers who have been sued by the patent holder, WebXchange.
Discussion: Beyond Binary
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Suit Seeks Import Ban on iPods, Others  —  Spansion Inc., a maker of memory chips going through tough times, is launching high-stakes litigation against Samsung Electronics Co. that seeks to block U.S. imports of some hit products, including iPods and BlackBerrys.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and iPodNN
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Dan Farber / Webware.com:
OpenSocial, Facebook, Microsoft vie for developers  —  OpenSocial is growing up fast.  What started out as Google's effort to create a common application programming interface for developing small applications that can tap into multiple social-networking services is becoming a full-fledged development platform.
Discussion: Mashable! and Inside Facebook
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple flirting with another record quarter for Mac sales  —  After spending 25 hours counting sales of iPhones and Macs at Apple's US-based retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray said it believes the company this quarter could meet or beat last quarter's record 2.6 million Mac sales total …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Steps Up SEO for Brand Pages with Millions of New Indexable Links  —  In a move that will increase the amount of Page Rank and traffic Google gives to Facebook Pages, Facebook launched a new feature over the weekend that essentially added hundreds of millions of new internal links …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
StarOffice gains native Mac support  —  StarOffice 9 is the first version with native Mac support, but just one of many products that aims to be a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Office.  —  (Credit: Sun Microsystems)  — Home - News - Beyond Binary  —  Beyond Binary  —  November 17, 2008 7:01 AM PST
Discussion: InfoWorld and AppScout
John Cook / TechFlash:
Comcast to introduce 50 Mbps Internet connections in Washington  —  Is your Internet connection at home or work feeling a little clunky?  Comcast today announced that it will roll out a new Internet service package next month called Extreme 50 with download speeds of as much as 50 Megabits per second.
 
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
SGN's iFun puts a bit more Wiimote in the iPhone
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ABS-CBN acquires minority stake in Multiply
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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New York Times launching AIR-based news reader
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Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
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