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9:45 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.
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: alarm:clock and Computerworld
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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: The Social Web, A VC and Mashable!
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST U.S. WALKMAN VIDEO PLAYERS  —  Sony today took the wraps off two new Walkman® players that not only support audio - but for the first time in the United States - video.  —  The new NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series of Walkman digital music players will support an open platform …
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, Searchviews and Digg
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
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
Amanda McPherson:
Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML  —  On September 2, the comment and voting period will close on ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats (OOXML).  The Linux Foundation (LF) has received questions from outside its membership regarding …
Discussion: Inquirer and BetaNews
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 …
Pat Phelan / Roam4free:
Our first press release  —  CORK, IRELAND, AUGUST 29, 2007 - Cubic Telecom, the innovative international telecommunications operator, today announced plans to become the world's first truly global mobile service provider.  Cubic Telecom's service aims to eliminate the high cost …
Discussion: LucaFiligheddu.com
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
 
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Peter Cohen / PC World:
Sony: All Remaining 60GB PS3s are on Store Shelves
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Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Zotac has HDMI written all over it
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Vista SP1
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Draw It Out  —  A cellphone with a touchpad used to write.
Microsoft Help and Support:
Virtual address space usage in Windows game development
Discussion: Inquirer and Ars Technica
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Hands-on with the US Nokia N95
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
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Vista's Long Goodbye strikes again
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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?
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