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8:20 PM ET, November 5, 2008

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The Official Google Blog:
Ending our agreement with Yahoo!  —  In June we announced an advertising agreement with Yahoo! that gave Yahoo! the option of using Google to provide ads on its websites (and its publisher partners' sites) in the U.S. and Canada.  At the same time, both companies agreed to delay implementation …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging at the Web 2.0 Summit: The kickoff with Larry Brilliant of Google.org  —  The Web 2.0 Summit has kicked off in San Francisco, and there is no sign of a downturn here.  It's a full house, with maybe 900 people in the room.  The crowd has a lot of international attendees …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Web 2.0 Summit: a conversation with venture capitalist John Doerr  —  Journalist John Heileman is interviewing John Doerr on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit.  His first question: Who should Barack Obama name as chief technology officer for the U.S. government?  —  Doerr said there are three …
Discussion: Webware.com and Tech Trader Daily
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Internal Yahoo memo suggests CEO Jerry Yang may be out  —  Here's a rumor (printed below) that we got and which has apparently been making the rounds.  It's important to note that the NYT has since written a story saying that Yahoo has denied the rumor, and that both Yahoo and Microsoft …
Discussion: BoomTown, Bloomberg and Digital Daily
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Yahoo Rumors, Rumors All Around, But Not a Drop Correct
DealBook:
Yahoo's Stock Spurts on False Rumors
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Newsweek:
Hackers and Spending Sprees … The computer systems of both the Obama and McCain campaigns were victims of a sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity,” prompting a federal investigation, NEWSWEEK reports today.  —  At the Obama headquarters in midsummer …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
OMG! iPhone keyboard!  OMG!  —  This hack adds a third-party mini-keyboard to the iPhone, effectively turning Cupertino's darling into a Compaq iPaq circa 2001.  Does the iPhone really need a keyboard, people?  —  After using the iPhone for a little over a year, I find that the onscreen keyboard is intuitive and useful.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft offers startups software and cloud services for (almost) free  —  Via its new “BizSpark” program announced November 5, Microsoft is offering startups a variety of Microsoft products and technologies for free.  —  Microsoft unveiled the program on the first day of the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple to Pay Departing “Father of iPod” $300,000 Shut-Up Money Annually  —  “Advisor” to Apple CEO Steve Jobs is a killer gig-if you can swing it.  Just ask Tony Fadell.  The now former senior vice president of the company's iPod division will collect an annual salary of $300,000 until March 24 …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
How the CNN Holographic Interview System Works  —  CNN's holographic election coverage is fancy pantsy, but how did they manage to send 3D 360 degree footage of virtual correspondent Jessica Yellin from Chicago all the way to the station's election center in NY?  As Arthur C. Clarke says, Magic.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Cuts 10% Of Staff  —  We've just heard from LinkedIn that the Sequoia-backed business network will be cutting 36 of 370 employees, or around 10% of the company.  LinkedIn is saying that some of these employees will be reassigned to new roles (though the company won't comment on how many new roles there will be).
Discussion: paidContent.org
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Gasses Up The Gulfstream Again  —  Apple (AAPL) chief Steve Jobs had a busy summer: Launching the iPhone 3G, introducing it into dozens of countries, and shipping almost 7 million of them.  Oh, and lots of flying around in his private jet.  —  Every quarter, Apple reports …
Discussion: MacBlogz and MacUser
AppleInsider:
Apple tells Mac mini fan to hang in there  —  Apple appears to be taking its policing of the rumor mill to the phones, in one case dialing a customer who expressed concern over Internet reports on the Mac mini's fate to assure him the situation would be addressed in due time.
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple delays entry MacBook Air untill after Thanksgiving  —  Apple is apologizing to customers this week who had placed orders for its new entry-level NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs, explaining that due to an unforeseen issue, it's unlikely to deliver those systems until shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Easter Egg  —  Google recently hinted at a new Easter Egg part of Google Maps Street View.  And it has surfaced now - it's called Street With a View.  From the project description:  —  On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team …
Discussion: Webware.com
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Netflix Giving Away 48 Hour Streaming Trials With New XBOX 360 Games  —  Inside the case of the new James Bond XBOX 360 game that came out today is a special insert card that allows you to trial the Netflix streaming service for 48 hours.  While the trial won't officially kick off until later …
Discussion: last100, Joystiq, CrunchGear and Kotaku
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Obama Victory Creates Historic Global Demand for Web Content  —  As the world watched the U.S. campaign coverage and the Obama victory speech on computers seven hours ago, demand for news content hit a historic record, according to data from Akamai, the Cambridge, Massachusetts provider …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco Quarter Solid, Guidance Terrible (CSCO)  —  Cisco (CSCO) was the first company to sound the alarms about the recession.  So what do they have to say now?  —  Things aren't getting better, and CEO John Chambers says October was especially terrible — a 9% year-over-year drop in orders.
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
THQ Blows Earnings, Laying Off 250 (THQI)  —  We knew THQ's (THQI) Wall-E videogame was bad, but not this bad: In reporting earnings today, the company blames Wall-E's lackluster sales, the rising strength of the dollar, and higher-than-expected returns for missing its guidance.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MySpace Music CEO Debuting Tomorrow?  —  MySpace's very, very long search for someone to run the social network's new music site is just about over: A person familiar with the situation says the company has just about wrapped up negotiations with Courtney Holt, who heads up digital music at Viacom's (VIA) MTV.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
10 election tweets worth remembering  —  It was a marathon evening for media buffs as Barack Obama beat rival John McCain to become the United States' first African-American president-elect.  You couldn't miss it on Twitter, as the microblogging service exploded with election updates, commentary, and speculation.
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
AMD Slashes Another 500 Jobs to Save Costs  —  Advanced Micro Devices, which has been struggling to regain its financial standings for nearly two years, announced that it would cut another 500 jobs as its looks to “breakeven” by the start of 2009.  The additional job cuts come as AMD already announced …
Discussion: CNET News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Video Startup Veoh Cuts 18% of Staff  —  Online video site Veoh is laying off 20 people, or 18% of its staff of 110.  The move comes a month after a Paidcontent reported layoffs in Veoh's Russian office in St. Petersburg, which CEO Steve Mitgang says was a strategic decision rather than a financial one …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
 
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Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Palm shares sink on worries about capital
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Headcount Grew 48% In Fiscal 2008 (AAPL)
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Electronista:
SanDisk tech promises 100x faster SSD writes
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
RIM's Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Unboxed!
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Study: Fortune 500 Doesn't Get SEO
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Ex-MPAA and IFPI Anti-Piracy Enforcer Shot Dead
Moon Ihlwan / Business Week:
New Samsung Phone: a Real iPhone Killer?
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