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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:   Track Those Users: Sprout Puts Google Analytics Into Flash Tool
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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Adobe:
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
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Let there be voice!  Google Voice Search for iPhone launches  —  Better late than never right?  Despite still not being listed on Google's App Store page, the update to Google Search app, the one containing voice search, is there.  Simply click the “Get App” button on this page (within iTunes) …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and MacRumors
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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SGN's iFun Turns iPhone Into PC Game Controller  —  We've had a blast playing SGN's suite of Wii-like games over the last few months - iGolf, iBowl and iBaseball (basketball, tennis and boxing are coming soon).  The apps are being downloaded like crazy on the App store, and no wonder …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   SGN's iFun puts a bit more Wiimote in the iPhone
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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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Transmetsa Selling To Novafora for $255.6 Mln  —  Transmeta (TMTA) this afternoon announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company to privately held Novafora, a fabless chip company based in San Jose, for $255.6 million in cash.  Transfora develops digital video processors.
Discussion: Beyond Binary and BetaNews
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 …
 
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