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8:30 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
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
It's time to bust up Yahoo
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
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.
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.
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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)
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
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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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 …
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 …
Major Nelson / Xbox Lives Major Nelson:
Sign up for the preview?  You're in!  —  Instead of adding another 10,000 people to the preview program like we did last week, we've decided to do something a little different: everyone who successfully applied to the preview program (and submitted a valid console ID) will be getting …
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Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft expects 25 million Xbox 360 consoles sold globally by end of November
Discussion: Techland
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 …
 
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