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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.
New York Times:
Jerry Yang, Yahoo Chief, Steps Down  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Jerry Yang, who, as chief executive of Yahoo, resisted a takeover bid from Microsoft only to later ask that merger talks resume, said he was stepping down.  —  In a memorandum sent to the company's staff Monday evening, Mr. Yang, 40 …
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kara Swisher: Everybody look at me! …
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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:   It's time to bust up Yahoo
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yang to Step Down as Yahoo CEO
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo CEO Yang to step down
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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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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Adobe Targets the Enterprise with SAP, Salesforce Integration  —  Adobe announces extended collaboration with SAP to help SAP developers build rich applications using Adobe's tools.  Meanwhile, a Salesforce.com executive states that Salesforce does much the same thing using Adobe's front-end design and development tools.
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 …
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud: Amazon CloudFront  —  Today marks the launch of Amazon CloudFront, the new Amazon Web Service for content delivery.  It integrates seamlessly with Amazon S3 to provide low-latency distribution of content with high data transfer speeds through a world-wide network of edge locations.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon launches CloudFront; Content delivery network margins go kaboom  —  Amazon Web Services on Tuesday launched CloudFront, a pay-as-you-go content delivery network.  The move is likely to accelerate already brutal pricing in the content delivery network market, which includes Akamai and Limelight Networks among others.
Business Wire:
Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon CloudFront, a Self-Service …
Discussion: TechFlash
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon CloudFront: Outlook for CDN Is Cloudy (and That's Good)
Discussion: GigaOM
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It's Official.  Facebook Is Running A Protection Racket On App Developers  —  Earlier today Facebook released details on its new Verified App Program for third party developers.  —  Basically, application developers (there are 48,000 applications on Facebook today) can apply to become a Verified App.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Can Facebook do anything without raising a ruckus?
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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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Help!  Iphone snapped my husband's genitals  —  Apple says it is a software glitch  —  THE FRUIT THEMED Iphone apparently has a glitch that will photograph your genitals, attach it to an email and place it in your sent folder.  —  We found the glitch reported in an Apple forum and penned by a woman called Susan.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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) …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Get Glue On Your iPhone  —  Recently, we told you about Glue, a new browser plugin from AdaptiveBlue that put the social web in context by letting friends share music, movies, books, and other sorts of things.  Unlike social networks dedicated to these items, like Goodreads, Flixster …
 
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