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11:45 PM ET, August 29, 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 …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Mashable!
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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 …
Discussion: Business Week
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta  —  update @ 14:53 PDT: The exec closest to the development process, Core Operating System Division (COSD) Sr. VP Jon DeVaan, gives his personal take on Windows Vista SP1 over at Press Pass — check it out.  —  Now is the time and the time is now …
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Brandon LeBlanc / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper  —  Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper  —  Introduction  —  When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs.  After more than six months …
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 TIMING UPDATE  —  With over 300,000 downloads of Beta 3 already under our belt, there is a lot of excitement here in Redmond as we get closer to our release candidate milestone for Windows Server 2008.  Customers and partners are very impressed with what they see …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista SP1: Small things come in big packages
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
NewCo finally gets a name: Hulu
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 …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The Next iPod  —  Don't even think about buying an iPod between now and Sept. 5.  Apple has invited the press to a "special event" next week in San Francisco.  And as usual, Apple won't say what it plans to announce.  Or much of anything.  —  But it doesn't take one of Hewlett-Packard's …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Facebook Developers News Feed:
A Shift to Engagement.  —  As we indicated earlier, today we are introducing new guidelines that will change how applications are ranked in the application directory.  Currently, the focus is on total number of users, but going forward it will be based on user engagement.
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.
Antonis Kaladis / AutoPatcher.com:
Sad day  —  Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history.  As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down.
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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP Virtus revealed  —  We don't yet know a lot about this happening new HP desktop, except that it's been dubbed the Virtus and it's got some fairly slick design.  We'll hit you up with more as we get it — for now, bask in our gallery of leaked shots.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Crave
 
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VW, Apple 'iCar' in the works?
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
New DVD-sized disc to hold 1 to 5 terabytes of data
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: 802.11n good enough to chase Ethernet from the enterprise
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David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Time of day calling it quits at AT&T  —  It's the end of time …
 

 
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