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11:50 AM ET, November 18, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang's Entire Memo to His Employees on Stepping Down as CEO  —  BoomTown has obtained the entire memo from Jerry Yang to his 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 …
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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.
Yahoo!:
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.
New York Times:
Jerry Yang, Yahoo Chief, Steps Down  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Jerry Yang, who, as chief executive of Yahoo, resisted a takeover bid from Microsoft only to later ask that merger talks resume, said he was stepping down.  —  In a memorandum sent to the company's staff Monday evening, Mr. Yang, 40 …
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:   Jerry Yang's departure: What it means for Yahoo users
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Microsoft's D.C. lobbying sank Google-Yahoo deal, Jerry Yang
Discussion: p2pnet
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kara Swisher: Everybody look at me! …
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud: Amazon CloudFront  —  Today marks the launch of Amazon CloudFront, the new Amazon Web Service for content delivery.  It integrates seamlessly with Amazon S3 to provide low-latency distribution of content with high data transfer speeds through a world-wide network of edge locations.
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Amazon Web Services Blog:
Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront  —  A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery.  That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it ready now!  —  Like all of our other services, CloudFront was designed with ease of use in mind from the very beginning.
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon CloudFront: Outlook for CDN Is Cloudy (and That's Good)
Discussion: Webware.com, eWeek, WebProNews and AppScout
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Amazon launches CloudFront; Content delivery network margins go kaboom
Business Wire:
Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon CloudFront, a Self-Service …
Discussion: TechFlash
AppleInsider:
Apple now taking orders for 24-inch LED Cinema Display  —  Following a month-long wait, Apple on Tuesday finally began taking orders for its new 24-inch LED-backlit Cinema Display through its online store, saying shipments will begin sometime later this month.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple sees Mac sales rise 28% amid latest notebook launch  —  A slowing global economy had little impact on Apple's computer business last month, as consumers willingly plunked down their cash for the company's new MacBook offerings, helping to drive Mac sales up more than 25 percent year-over-year.
Discussion: MacBlogz
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Why Apple Won't Allow Adobe Flash on iPhone  —  Don't hold your breath waiting for the iPhone to support Adobe's Flash software: Apple's terms-of-service agreement prohibits it.  —  Although Adobe says it is working on a version of its popular Flash player for the iPhone …
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Adobe Targets the Enterprise with SAP, Salesforce Integration
Discussion: CNET News
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Help!  Iphone snapped my husband's genitals  —  Apple says it is a software glitch  —  THE FRUIT THEMED Iphone apparently has a glitch that will photograph your genitals, attach it to an email and place it in your sent folder.  —  We found the glitch reported in an Apple forum and penned by a woman called Susan.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Zoli's Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official.  Facebook Is Running A Protection Racket On App Developers  —  Earlier today Facebook released details on its new Verified App Program for third party developers.  —  Basically, application developers (there are 48,000 applications on Facebook today) can apply to become a Verified App.
Discussion: webmonkey
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Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Boxee  —  One of the big “aha moments” for me in the past couple years came when I hooked up a Mac Mini to a large display in our family room in the spring of 2007.  Slowly but surely, our family started using the Mac Mini instead of the cable set-top box and the DVD player.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Boxee raises funding as it goes after content, your living room
Discussion: A VC, Alley Insider and NewTeeVee
Business Wire:
HP Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter Results; Provides 2009 Outlook  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced preliminary results for the fourth fiscal quarter 2008 with revenue of $33.6 billion, a year-over-year increase of 19% or 16% when adjusted for the effects of currency.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP: We're fine for the fourth quarter, 2009
Discussion: eWeek and Techland
Edible Apple:
Old school Steve Jobs flicks off IBM  —  Given the recent litigation involving I.B.M. and new Apple-hire Mark Papermaster, I wouldn't be surprised if Jobs still feels the same way about Big Blue.  —  This photo was taken in mid-Manhattan sometime in the early 80's.  And check it out, no black turtleneck!
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Vista Capable: E-mails tell story of tense Monday at Microsoft  —  There are several interesting narratives to be found in the 252 pages of e-mail released last night in the Windows Vista Capable class action lawsuit unfolding in Seattle.  Microsoft is accused of deceiving consumers …
Discussion: Engadget
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.
PR Newswire:
Movies Instantly Streamed From Netflix to the TV Debut on the Xbox 360  —  More Than 12,000 Movies and TV Episodes are Available to Watch Instantly At No Additional Cost to Current Netflix and Xbox LIVE Gold Members  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service …
Discussion: TechCrunch and CrunchGear
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