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8:00 AM ET, August 30, 2007

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
More on Yahoo Reorg: Sue Decker's Memo  —  We got the full internal memo Sue Decker sent this afternoon to the team, on Yahoo's (Nsdq: YHOO) reorg..the full memo is here.  See our earlier post on the reorg.  Salient points from the memo:  — Jerry and I and the rest of the management team …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's New President Oversees a Shake-Up  —  Susan L. Decker, Yahoo's new president, is putting her stamp on the company in a reorganization of its management ranks that creates a new division responsible for generating the bulk of the company's revenue.  —  The latest in a string …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hey Kids!  Let's Put On a Yahoo Reorg!  —  News is trickling in, but here's a short skinny on the upcoming Yahoo reorg I reported on earlier today.  By the way, it will be announced later today I am told.  —  Indeed, as reported by Valleywag, Greg Coleman is out as its head of global sales …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Translates To "Cease" and "Desist" in Swahili.  Oops.  —  Congratulations are in order to YouTube-competitor Hulu, which took just five months to come up with a name after announcing itself in March.  CEO Jason Kilar says the name "captures the spirit of the service we're building" in an open letter published today.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Speculation: Facebook adding Friend Lists; implications for Top Friends, LinkedIn?  —  We knew it would happen, we just didn't know it might happen this soon.  —  I just received a tip from top application developer Trey Philips that Facebook has added two new undocumented functions …
Discussion: Mashable!
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Vista SP1 … As I predicted back in June, there will be no Vista SP1 released this year.  Microsoft is on a slower delivery track, even though the service pack includes search changes coming under court oversight that is scheduled to end before the update's release.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta
Brandon LeBlanc / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper
Lisa Leff / Associated Press:
Earthlink bows out of San Francisco Wi-Fi deal  —  The financially struggling Earthlink Inc. on Wednesday bowed out of a deal to join Google Inc. in providing free wireless Internet access throughout San Francisco, according to the mayor's office.  —  Earthlink Chief Executive Rolla Huff …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   EarthLink pays $5 million to delay Houston Wi-Fi buildout
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Worm In The Apple  —  Apple Chief Steve Jobs' not-so-secret plan to take over the world is going well.  On the desktop, Apple's Macs are chewing away at Dell and Gateway's market share.  The iPod has squashed Microsoft's Zune beneath its tank treads.  Now the iPhone threatens to roll through …
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Offering New Cell-Based Blade  —  IBM is expanding its Cell processor technology within the enterprise.  —  The Armonk, N.Y., company is announcing the availability of its new BladeCenter QS21 blade server Aug. 29, which is IBM's second blade platform to use its nine-core Cell processor technology.
Discussion: The Register
May Wong / Associated Press:
Calif. Startup Targets Music Fans  —  Startup Offers New Way for Music Fans to Reach Out to Artists, and Musicians to Respond  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Being a groupie can be as easy as picking up the phone.  —  "I love you, Tyrese!" a female caller shouts in a message to the R&B singer.
Discussion: alarm:clock and mocoNews.net
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft to buy chinwag platform Parlano  —  Reaching out to bag a chunk of the enterprise social [cough] networking market share, software mammoth Microsoft has acquired corporate group chat provider Parlano.  —  Chicago-based Parlano, a firm spun off from Swiss bank UBS …
Discussion: Computerworld
Daniel Langendorf / last100:
The Gphone is coming; how Google could rewrite the rules  —  Note: Gphone concept sketches by Lorin Wood.  —  If done right, the Gphone and not the iPhone will be the one to change the face of the wireless industry.  —  Apple's iPhone, at least in its initial release …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Searchviews
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Camera for Generation Z  —  For the first decade of the digital camera revolution, most manufacturers used only one carrot to dangle in front of prospective buyers: more megapixels.  You felt inferior if your camera took three-megapixel photos when the latest models had five.
Economist:
The web: some antics  —  The long-promised "semantic" web is starting to take shape  —  FOR all the tricks that the world wide web can perform, it still resembles a collection of one-trick ponies rather than a concerted cavalry charge.  You can book an airline ticket, hire a car at your destination …
Discussion: Raw
Colin Smillie / Inside Facebook:
New Application Engagement Metrics from Facebook  —  Last night, Dave Morin, who manages the platform at Facebook, announced a number of changes to the Facebook Platform.  Most are aimed at reducing application spam and making the Facebook experience better for users.  The updates include:
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Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Draw It Out  —  A cellphone with a touchpad used to write.  The idea is to create a phone without all the bells and whistles for people who just want a basic phone to make calls and send text messages.  Using hand writing recognition software, the touchpad translate your finger strokes into letters.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
 
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Microsoft Help and Support:
Virtual address space usage in Windows game development
Discussion: Inquirer and Ars Technica
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Nirav Tolia, of Epinions fame, is back — joins Benchmark as EIR
Discussion: Valleywag
Reuters:
Monster says millions of users' data may be stolen
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Monster outlines anti-fraud measures
Discussion: Inquirer and TechSpot News
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SplashCast Launches New Multimedia Player - It's Smooth
Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Cheap HD DVD player coming—format war rages on
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Vista's Long Goodbye strikes again
Discussion: TechSpot News
 Earlier Items: 
Google LatLong:
In-car Google Local Search with BMW ConnectedDrive
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Patent troll sues Google, nine others over e-mail filtering and autoresponders
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
VW, Apple 'iCar' in the works?
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
Apple Announces Hit Television Programming Now Available on the …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
New DVD-sized disc to hold 1 to 5 terabytes of data
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Digg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Source: iPod shuffle refresh to go (RED)
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP Virtus revealed
Discussion: Inquirer, Gizmodo, Crave and Gadget Lab
David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Time of day calling it quits at AT&T  —  It's the end of time …