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11:10 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Windows Vista SP1 Gets Officially Announced  —  Microsoft recently made some postings over at the official Windows Vista Blog concerning Windows Vista Service Pack 1.  A beta has now been announced and once SP1 Beta is completed, it will be released so that everyone who has a grudge against Vista can now have less of a grudge.
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Vista SP1
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Jaiku Adds Instant Messaging  —  Microblogging platform Jaiku has added Jabber-based instant messaging capabilities to its service.  —  The new feature will allow Jaiku users using Jaiku's Web, iPhone, and Nokia Series 60 smart phone clients to communicate with users on Jabber-based IM networks including Google Talk.
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!
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: jkOnTheRun and LucaFiligheddu.com
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
BUSINESSWEEK EXEC DODGE OUT  —  The publisher of BusinessWeek is bailing to join Salesforce.com, a fast-growing software developer.  —  BusinessWeek Publisher Geoffrey Dodge leaves three months after he was passed over for the job of BusinessWeek president.
InfoWorld:
HTC shows 3G Touch smartphone  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) has taken the wraps off a thinner, faster version of its Touch smartphone.  —  "This is the much anticipated 3G version of Touch," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, said at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday.
iPhone Alley:
iFuntastic v3 Released: You now have permission to go nuts  —  The moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived. iFuntastic version 3 is here, and chock full of new features.  Of course, the biggest feature request of all has been fulfilled - support for PowerPC processors.
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
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 Digg
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
So long ATRAC, thanks for nothing
Discussion: Listening Post and Neowin.net
Ben D'Angelo / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Update on penalty notifications
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
YouTube seals UK music royalty deal
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
12,000 Windows Systems Suffer From Validation Meltdown
Discussion: Computerworld
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Sony to Bring White PlayStation 2 Console This Holiday
Discussion: Neowin.net
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Court Rules That Anti-Spyware Companies Can Call Spyware Spyware
Vidura Panditaratne / Press Esc:
Internet bandwidth to become a global currency
Discussion: dslreports.com
Gary / ifoAppleStore:
Another Store Burglarized
Discussion: Infinite Loop and MacUser
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Murph / Engadget:
California to bar teens from using mobiles, laptops whilst driving
Peter Cohen / PC World:
Sony: All Remaining 60GB PS3s are on Store Shelves
Discussion: DailyTech, 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
Economist:
The web: some antics  —  The long-promised "semantic" web is starting to take shape
Discussion: Raw
Lisa Leff / Associated Press:
Earthlink bows out of San Francisco Wi-Fi deal
May Wong / Associated Press:
Calif. Startup Targets Music Fans
Discussion: alarm:clock and mocoNews.net
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Worm In The Apple  —  Apple Chief Steve Jobs' not-so-secret plan …
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Marek Miller / The Keyword:
Google launches News Showcase in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; several publishers added a feature where Google pays for reader access to paywalled content

Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

 
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