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9:45 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.
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! …
Discussion: Valleywag and CNET News
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Microsoft's D.C. lobbying sank Google-Yahoo deal, Jerry Yang
Discussion: p2pnet
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
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!
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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Business Wire:
Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon CloudFront, a Self-Service, Pay-as-You-Go Content Delivery Service  —  Amazon CloudFront enables global content distribution and seamless integration with Amazon S3  —  Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) …
Discussion: TechFlash
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Amazon launches CloudFront; Content delivery network margins go kaboom
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon CloudFront: Outlook for CDN Is Cloudy (and That's Good)
Discussion: GigaOM
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
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
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
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.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP: We're fine for the fourth quarter, 2009  —  Hewlett-Packard delivered something as rare as the do-do bird these days: An upside earnings surprise.  —  HP reassured Wall Street on Tuesday by releasing preliminary fourth quarter earnings and an outlook that was better than expected (statement).
Margaret Kane / CNET News:
HP sees fourth-quarter sales boost
Discussion: The Register
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:
Glam Media's Application Platform Goes Live  —  Glam Media has launched its application platform, called Glam Apps Atako, to the public.  The platform was originally unveiled in July, and has remained in private beta until now.  —  Each application allows bloggers and site owners …
Discussion: Mashable! and CenterNetworks
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) …
 
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