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10:00 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 …
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 and alarm:clock
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Microsoft:
Microsoft to Acquire Parlano  —  Microsoft strengthens unified communications portfolio with leading enterprise group chat provider.  —  Today Microsoft Corp. announced it has agreed to acquire Chicago-based Parlano, maker of MindAlign, a leading application for enterprise group chat.
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: 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 …
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
BioShock: Gameplay, Graphics & Performance  —  Joe and I have both had a chance to play the Xbox 360 and PC versions of BioShock extensively at various stages of the game's development.  Last month, we both voiced concerns about how the PC and 360 versions played so differently in the early builds.
Discussion: Inquirer
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, BloggingStocks 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
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
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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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Stream ITunes to your Friends, your IPhone, and your Wii
Discussion: MarketingVOX and DigitalBattle
Peter Cohen / PC World:
Sony: All Remaining 60GB PS3s are on Store Shelves
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Zotac has HDMI written all over it
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Amanda McPherson:
Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML
Discussion: Inquirer and BetaNews
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
May Wong / Associated Press:
Calif. Startup Targets Music Fans
Discussion: alarm:clock and mocoNews.net
 Earlier Items: 
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
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Camera for Generation Z
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Vista's Long Goodbye strikes again
Discussion: TechSpot News
Google LatLong:
In-car Google Local Search with BMW ConnectedDrive
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
VW, Apple 'iCar' in the works?
Discussion: Macsimum News
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Worm In The Apple  —  Apple Chief Steve Jobs' not-so-secret plan …