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12:50 PM 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.
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:   Jerry Yang's departure: What it means for Yahoo users
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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Amazon Web Services Blog:
Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront  —  A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery.  That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it ready now!  —  Like all of our other services, CloudFront was designed with ease of use in mind from the very beginning.
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon CloudFront: Outlook for CDN Is Cloudy (and That's Good)
Discussion: eWeek, Webware.com, WebProNews and AppScout
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Boxee  —  One of the big “aha moments” for me in the past couple years came when I hooked up a Mac Mini to a large display in our family room in the spring of 2007.  Slowly but surely, our family started using the Mac Mini instead of the cable set-top box and the DVD player.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Boxee raises funding as it goes after content, your living room
Discussion: A VC, NewTeeVee and Webomatica
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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Waxy.org:
Deconstructing Google Mobile's Voice Search on the iPhone
Discussion: Matt Cutts
James Falconer / IntoMobile:   Google Mobile App for iPhone Now Available in the App Store
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Hosting Time-Life Photo Archive, 10 Million Unpublished Images Now Live  —  TimeWarner and Google have announced that starting today Google will make available millions of images from the Life Magazine photo archive.  The vast majority (97 percent) of these images have never been seen by the public …
Discussion: Communications … and Mashable!
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Paco Galanes / The Official Google Blog:
LIFE Photo Archive available on Google Image Search  —  The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; The Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; and the entire works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen.
Discussion: Imaging Insider
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, Engadget and Zoli's Blog
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
LG Incite now available from AT&T  —  Sweet - it looks like our leaked AT&T Holiday lineup was spot on, with every phone on the list now available from AT&T. The last phone on the list to make its debut, the LG Incite, went live on AT&T's website early this morning.
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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 …
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Blu-ray Working Great, For Pirates  —  Blu-ray “won” the next-generation DVD standards battle, but that victory has, thus far, been pretty hollow, as consumers haven't wholeheartedly embraced the new format (and the new DVD players they need to take advantage of it).
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Chinese pirates crack Blu-ray DRM, sell pirated HD discs
Business Wire:
HP Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter Results; Provides 2009 Outlook  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced preliminary results for the fourth fiscal quarter 2008 with revenue of $33.6 billion, a year-over-year increase of 19% or 16% when adjusted for the effects of currency.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
HP to Workforce: Seriously, There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Discussion: Valleywag
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Netflix Now Streams Movies To The Xbox 360  —  Adding to the options of streaming movies to your PC, Mac, or TiVo, Netflix now streams 12,000 movies to the Xbox360.  That includes 300 HD movies.  —  Xbox watchers have been waiting for this since last July.
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Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Vista Capable: E-mails tell story of tense Monday at Microsoft  —  There are several interesting narratives to be found in the 252 pages of e-mail released last night in the Windows Vista Capable class action lawsuit unfolding in Seattle.  Microsoft is accused of deceiving consumers …
Discussion: Alley Insider and Engadget
Edible Apple:
Old school Steve Jobs flicks off IBM  —  Given the recent litigation involving I.B.M. and new Apple-hire Mark Papermaster, I wouldn't be surprised if Jobs still feels the same way about Big Blue.  —  This photo was taken in mid-Manhattan sometime in the early 80's.  And check it out, no black turtleneck!
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.
AppleInsider:
Apple now taking orders for 24-inch LED Cinema Display  —  Following a month-long wait, Apple on Tuesday finally began taking orders for its new 24-inch LED-backlit Cinema Display through its online store, saying shipments will begin sometime later this month.
 
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Wacky Jacqui's £12bn gIMP could be unleashed by 2012
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Baidu Bars Some Unlicensed Medical Firms From Paid Listings …
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Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
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Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple sees Mac sales rise 28% amid latest notebook launch
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BBC:
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
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