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10:40 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 …
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Jerry Yang's departure: What it means for Yahoo users  —  The decision of Yahoo!'s co-founder, Jerry Yang, to step down from his role as chief executive, raises some interesting questions about the company's future.  —  Earlier this year, Yang turned down a $44 billion offer from Microsoft to buy Yahoo! …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Microsoft's D.C. lobbying sank Google-Yahoo deal, Jerry Yang
Discussion: p2pnet
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kara Swisher: Everybody look at me! …
Discussion: MediaFile and Valleywag
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
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Amazon launches CloudFront; Content delivery network margins go kaboom
Business Wire:
Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon CloudFront, a Self-Service …
Discussion: TechFlash
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
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).
Discussion: Techland
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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.
Margaret Kane / CNET News:
HP sees fourth-quarter sales boost
Discussion: The Register
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.
Discussion: webmonkey
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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
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!
PR Newswire:
Movies Instantly Streamed From Netflix to the TV Debut on the Xbox 360  —  More Than 12,000 Movies and TV Episodes are Available to Watch Instantly At No Additional Cost to Current Netflix and Xbox LIVE Gold Members  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service …
Discussion: TechCrunch and CrunchGear
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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) …
 
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