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9:55 AM ET, November 6, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo: Poor, Alone and Sad  —  Six months ago Jerry Yang took the stage at the D Conference to talk about the state of his business.  His painted a picture of a Yahoo that was spinning in circles with no clear future.  —  Fast forward six months and nothing has changed.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Jerry Yang: I'm a fighter  —  Yang (left) and Battelle on Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit.  —  (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News)  —  SAN FRANCISCO—This hasn't been the best year for a lot of people in the tech industry.  But nobody can argue that Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang hasn't had a particularly rough time.
Reuters:
Yahoo's Yang Says Microsoft Deal Still Best Option  —  Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo's search business after withdrawing an offer for the whole company in May.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After nearly a year spent seeking alternatives to Microsoft Corp's buyout offer …
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Obama Picks High-Tech and Washington Veteran to Transition Team  —  A veteran of Internet business operations and Washington tech policy was named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, a move that could signal the prominence of high-tech policy in the new administration.
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Margaret Kane / CNET News:
Obama names tech execs to transition team  —  President-elect Barack Obama has named tech executives from Google.org and IAC to his transition team, according to reports.  —  Google.org's Sonal Shah and Julius Genchowski, a former IAC executive who also served as chief counsel …
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 …
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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).
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson takes mobile music into 2009 with the W705 Walkman™ phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900  —  Building on an array of innovative launches in 2008, Sony Ericsson announces two new products into its mobile music range looking beyond music into 2009 to offer the most state-of-the art mobile music experience.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: Windows 7 promises faster boots and up to 15% better battery life  —  Now that Windows 7 has launched into pre-Beta, Microsoft has joined the world in Vista-bashing as they look to differentiate their newest OS from the incumbent.  Speaking to its hardware partners at WinHEC …
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Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft lays out more Windows 7 features
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Activates Podcast Downloads in 2.2 Firmware  —  German blog Schimanke.com publishes new screenshots from the iPhone 2.2 firmware that reveal that Apple has activated iTunes and App Store features that will make their debut in the next iPhone update.  Prior to this past week, these new features had not been fully enabled.
YouTube Blog:
New Features for the YouTube Embeddable Video  —  You don't have to be on the YouTube site to watch videos.  The YouTube player can be added to virtually any website, giving website creators and web surfers infinite access to the YouTube library.  With close to 44 percent …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Once Thought Safe, WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Is Cracked  —  Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks.  —  The attack, described as the first practical attack on WPA …
Discussion: webmonkey and Neowin.net
Sarahintampa / Channel 10:
Photosynth Comes To Live Maps  —  There's a new feature now available on Live Maps: Photosynth!  The Microsoft Live Labs technology, Photosynth, which launched publicly back in August, allows you take your photos and turn them into rich, 3-D experiences.  Now, with the new Live Maps integration …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Feature films coming to YouTube  —  YouTube will begin offering feature films produced by at least one of the biggest Hollywood movie studios possibly as early as next month, according to an executive with a major entertainment company.  —  For months, Google, YouTube's parent company …
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.
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
An Exclusive Look at the CTL 2go Tablet (or Intel Classmate Netvertible)  —  Back in August, at the Intel Developer's Forum we got a first look at the early Classmate tablet or “netvertible.”  At the time, Intel detailed that they would be brought to market by OEMS at the end of 2008.
Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Games Go Wireless  —  Sprint Will Kick Off a Series of Eight Football Phone-Casts  —  In the era of the 52-inch plasma television set, marketers at Sprint Nextel Corp. are banking on football fans to seek out a decidedly smaller viewing experience.  —  For the first time Thursday …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Hesitating Over a Smartphone's Price?  It Could Save You Money  —  If you can't quite bring yourself to spend hundreds of dollars on a smartphone, here's a thought to quiet your conscience: It might save you money.  —  Because newer devices like the Apple iPhone, the T-Mobile G1 from HTC …
Discussion: Big in Japan
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Best Buy to start pre-selling the Blackberry Storm  —  Well, the rumors were true!  Want to reserve a Blackberry Storm and guarantee yourself one of hottest phones to hit Verizon?  Don't call a Verizon Wireless store and put yourself on some waiting list that the manager may or may not even bother …
Suzanne Tindal / CNET News:
Ballmer dismisses Google Android  —  Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday dismissed the Android mobile operating system, saying he believed that building it was financially unsound for Google.  —  Speaking at Telstra's annual investment day, Ballmer said designing Android wasn't easy for Google.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Mogreet Grabs $5 Million For Mobile Video Messaging Platform  —  Venice Beach, CA based Mogreet has raised a $5 million Series B funding from existing investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson Frontier and other venture capital firms such as Ascend Ventures, Black Diamond Ventures, and Spyglass Ventures.
Discussion: PE Hub News
LCH / Incremental Blogger:
Companies working on Windows 7 touch products  —  In today's Windows 7 keynote (to watch video click here), Steven Sinofsky presented this slide which shows all the companies currently working on Windows 7 touch products.  —  N-Trig I hope will have its Windows 7 multi-touch driver available here.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
 
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Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
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Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple outlines shift in strategy, rise in R&D spending, more
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
YouTube: Does your video ID system really work?
Discussion: Beet.TV
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
US Army to Push X-Files Tech Development, Invade World of Warcraft
Discussion: Kotaku, bit-tech.net, DoD Buzz and Slashdot
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
GBM InkShow: Windows 7 Running on a LS800 Tablet PC
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 Earlier Items: 
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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Kate Bulkley / Guardian:
Movie star in the making: China's answer to YouTube
Discussion: Gizmodo and WatchingTV Online
Seth Finkelstein / Guardian:
Google's copyright war will have open access advocates up in arms