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7:00 AM ET, November 18, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang's Entire Memo to His Employees on Stepping Down as CEO  —  BoomTown has obtained the entire memo from Jerry Yang to his employees at Yahoo about his plans to step down as Yahoo CEO.  —  Yang, a truly nice man-which has been a plus and a minus for him-and an Internet visionary for sure …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will step down from his job as CEO, as soon as the board finds a replacement for him, in what sources close to the situation call a joint decision by him and the company's directors.
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Co-Founder Jerry Yang to Step Down Following Appointment of New CEO  —  and Return to Former Role as Chief Yahoo! and Board Member  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new Chief Executive Officer.
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kara Swisher: Everybody look at me!  Not at Jerry!  At me!  At me!  At me!  —  I just received an angry email from Kara Swisher of AllThingsD who chides me because in my previous post about Jerry Yang stepping down at Yahoo I did not mention that Kara Swisher actually broke this story today …
Discussion: CNET News
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:   Yahoo CEO Yang to step down
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Why Apple Won't Allow Adobe Flash on iPhone  —  Don't hold your breath waiting for the iPhone to support Adobe's Flash software: Apple's terms-of-service agreement prohibits it.  —  Although Adobe says it is working on a version of its popular Flash player for the iPhone …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe bringing full-fledged Flash to phones  —  Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch touts Flash for mobile phones at the Adobe Max conference.  —  (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET Networks)  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Inspired by a new generation of smartphones, Adobe Systems has begun a new …
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Adobe brings Flash to T-Mobile G1 - Android and Adobe Flash, together at last
Discussion: AndroidGuys
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Rolls Out Verified App Program, Plus One Hell Of A Revenue Model For Themselves  —  Facebook is launching its “Verified Apps” program today.  The program was first announced over the summer at their F8 Developer Conference - Third party applications will be segmented into “Great Apps” …
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Sandra Liu Huang / Facebook Developers:
Verifying Applications - a New Program Begins
Discussion: Profy and ReadWriteWeb
Dave Burke / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App for iPhone now with Voice Search and My Location  —  The new Google Mobile App for iPhone makes it possible for you to do a Google web search using only your voice.  Just hold the phone to your ear, wait for the beep, and say what you're looking for.  That's it.  Just talk.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Let there be voice!  Google Voice Search for iPhone launches  —  Better late than never right?  Despite still not being listed on Google's App Store page, the update to Google Search app, the one containing voice search, is there.  Simply click the “Get App” button on this page (within iTunes) …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The SEC  —  I wish I could say more, but I will have to leave it to this, and let the judicial process do its job.  —  November 17, 2008  —  RE: SEC Civil Action in the United States District  —  for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division  —  Mark Cuban today responded …
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Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon CloudFront: Outlook for CDN Is Cloudy (and That's Good)  —  Two months ago, Amazon - which has taken to sharing some of its massive computing power with mere mortals as a means of developing additional revenue streams - announced that they were developing a content-delivery network …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Guys Behind Ridiculously Addictive Flash Games Launch The Casual Collective  —  In early 2007 David Scott created a game called Flash Element TD that was an overnight sensation, reaching 2 million plays in only two days.  A few months later, Paul Preece (a friend of Scott's) …
Discussion: GigaOM, Webware.com and VentureBeat
Nick Mihailovski / Google Analytics Blog:
Want to track Adobe Flash?  Now you can!  —  Image of Analytics Flash Visual Component in Flash CS3  —  Today, at the Adobe MAX Conference in San Francisco, in a joint collaboration with our friends at Adobe and a few ace third party developers, we announced a simplified solution …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you  —  High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)—you can't live with it, but you practically can't buy an HD-capable device anymore without it.  While HDCP is typically used in devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, HDMI-enabled notebooks …
StreetInsider.com:
Google (GOOG) Begins To Monetize Google Finance....Good or Bad?  —  For the first time, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has just started placing ads on its popular Google Finance site.  Google Finance has been in beta for 2 years and has grown in popularity through bloggers and web savvy users.
Discussion: VatorNews
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Jack Neff / AdAge:
P&G Digital Guru Not Sure Marketers Belong on Facebook  —  Advertisers Shouldn't ‘Hijack’ Conversations, but Applications Hold Promise  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Social networks may never find the ad dollars they're hunting for because they don't really have a right to them, said Ted McConnell …
Discussion: Going Social Now and broadstuff
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft crashes Adobe RIA party  —  Adobe throws sand in Microsoft's face  —  Adobe MAX Microsoft has tried to cast a shadow over RIA and cloud news at Adobe Systems' annual MAX conference by talking up Silverlight's roadmap.  —  Barely a month after shipping Silverlight 2 Microsoft has offered a …
Discussion: PC World and InformationWeek
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Caterpillar Cone: The new Fail Whale for Twitter?  —  Twitter has been having issues all day today (you know, just like the good old days).  But right now, instead of the typical Fail Whale picture (shown when Twitter is down), there is a database maintenance message and a picture …
Discussion: TechCrunch and louisgray.com
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Adobe:
MLB.com Selects the Adobe Flash Platform
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Help! Iphone snapped my husband's genitals
Discussion: Engadget
RyeBrye / RyeBlog:
Proving the G1 screen can handle multi-touch
Discussion: Gizmodo, AndroidGuys and MobileCrunch
Reuters:
iPCS withdraws Sprint-Clearwire injunction request
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Mass market who? Vudu targets high end home theater crowd
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft expects 25 million Xbox 360 consoles sold globally by end of November
Discussion: Techland
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Incase Power Slider for iPhone 3G doubles the juice, lets you sync
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets and PMP Today
 Earlier Items: 
Graham Cluley / Sophos:
DDoS attack strikes anti-money laundering website
Discussion: CNET News, GMSV, Zero Day and The Register
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Forbes memo confirms print, Web staff merging
InfoWorld:
Microsoft files suit to defend Visual Studio users
Discussion: Beyond Binary
InfoWorld:
Developers prefer Macs
Discussion: Appletell
John Cook / TechFlash:
Comcast to introduce 50 Mbps Internet connections in Washington
Discussion: AppScout and Webware.com