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5:10 PM ET, February 26, 2009

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Carol Bartz / Yodel Anecdotal:
Getting our house in order  —  A month and a half in the saddle and today I have the perfect excuse to get blogging.  —  I've been on a whirlwind tour for the last six weeks, talking with everybody from executive leaders to the guys who configured my laptop.
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Yahoo CFO Jorgensen resigns  —  Yahoo CFO Blake Jorgensen, who addressed analysts at the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference in San Francisco yesterday, has resigned from the company.  In a very brief SEC filing, the company wrote: … He was pretty much a Yahoo cheerleader during the Goldman Sachs event …
Discussion: AdAge, paidContent.org, Reuters and GMSV
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Yahoo's New Team Now Has Names  —  Earlier today, a Yahoo [YHOO Loading...  () ] insider told me today would be all about “structure,” and that the executives a part of the new structure would leak out eventually.  —  To heck with those leaks, Yahoo just sent me the entire list.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Engineering Windows 7:
Some Changes Since Beta for the RC  —  We've been quite busy for the past two months or so working through all the feedback we've received on Windows 7.  It should be no surprise but the Release Candidate for Windows 7 will have quite a few changes, many under the hood so to speak but also many visible.
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Microsoft publishes list of changes in Windows 7 RC
Discussion: GeekTonic and Softpedia News, Thanks:leemathews
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook releases draft of new user terms, asks for user feedback  —  Facebook is now asking for user feedback on a draft version of the proposed replacement for its previously-contested terms of service.  The company is also announcing a guiding set of “Principles” (also open for comment) …
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Business Wire:
Sharp Cost Reductions and Operational Execution Highlight Dell's Fiscal Fourth-Quarter Results  —  Q4 Operating Expenses Down $363 Million Year-Over-Year Cash Flow from Operations $729 Million, Nearly $2 Billion for Full Year Company Raises Fiscal 2011 Cost-Reduction Goal from $3 Billion to $4 Billion
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell Q4 Revenues, EPS Come In Far Short Of Estimates
Discussion: CNET News
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to further polish Leopard with 10.5.7 update  —  Apple this week is believed to have tapped its vast developer community to begin testing Mac OS X 10.5.7, a sizable maintenance and security update to the company's Leopard operating system with a particular focus on syncing improvements.
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Let SearchMonkey Feed Your Facebook Addiction  —  Starting today, Facebook enhanced results will automatically appear in search results.  This means users can add a friend, poke, send a message, and view a person's friends from the deep links on the search results page.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo SearchMonkey Adds Facebook Profile Actions Into Search Results
Discussion: Webware.com
Joe Mahoney / Rocky Mountain News:
Rocky Mountain News to close, publish final edition Friday  —  Executives from E.W. Scripps Co., announce their decision on the future of the Rocky Mountain News in the 150-year-old newspaper's newsroom on 2/26/09 in Denver.  In December 2008, the Rocky's parent company put the paper up for sale …
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Thomson IR:   Rocky Mountain News to Close
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Why Are iPhone Users Willing to Pay for Content?  —  It may be no surprise that the bestselling computer book so far this year is “iPhone: The Missing Manual,” by my colleague David Pogue (O'Reilly, 2007).  —  But here is something that did surprise me: The most popular edition of this book isn't on paper …
Discussion: GMSV and TeleRead
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Newsday plans to charge for online news  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cablevision Systems Corp plans to charge online readers of its Newsday newspaper, a move that would make it one of the first large U.S. papers to reverse a trend toward free Web readership.  —  Newsday, which covers …
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Kindling a Revolution: E Ink's Russ Wilcox on E-Paper, Amazon, and the Future of Publishing  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  Almost as soon as Amazon released the Kindle e-book reader in November 2007, I settled in to wait for the Kindle 2.  Like many other observers, I thought Amazon …
Frederik Schaffalitzky / Google LatLong:
Explore more with User Photos in Street View  —  Starting today, a new feature lets you browse popular user-contributed photos from Panoramio at major landmarks around the world.  The many people who virtually visit Paris to see the famous Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame cathedral in Street View …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Finally Reveals Some Of The Patents It Claims Linux Infringes... Sorta  —  For years, Microsoft has waved around the FUD stick concerning the 200+ patents it claimed to hold that Linux implementations supposedly infringed upon.  However, when confronted, the company never seemed willing to name a single such patent.
Discussion: OStatic blogs
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Paul Hales / Inquirer:
PowerBook explodes in London office  —  STAFF IN THE London office of a marketing company were left shocked and reeling yesterday after an Apple PowerBook burst into flames.  —  The company asked not to be identified, as IT manager Steven told how he was called to the scene by reports of smoke billowing out of an employee's computer.
Discussion: Industry Standard, Thanks:richi
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Trial Day 9: BitTorrent Is Not Evil  —  First up today was Kristoffer Schollin who spoke via telephone from Gothenburg University.  He explained he is a lecturer in IT law with a particular interest in file-sharing and has written a paper on Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Wes Carr / Gmail Blog:
Updates to attachments: multi-select and progress bars  —  Up until today, it's been a little tedious to send large or multiple attachments with an email.  You had to select each attachment individually and you never knew how long it would be before those bigger files were ready to send.
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Perez Hilton #1 Traffic Source Facebook  —  I noticed Ryan Spoon's blog post (via Techmeme) on PerezHilton.com's growth this morning.  I have followed the Perez Hilton site (for purely professional reasons) for some time.  The website ranked #398 among All Categories of websites last week …
Thanks:atul
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
First Wave of Cisco Layoffs Begins  —  Cisco Systems Inc. laid off several hundred employees this week, joining other tech giants that have cut staff as they deal with the recession.  —  The layoffs are the first wave of a planned cut of up to 2,000 employees.
Discussion: CNET News, Digital Daily and 247 Wall Street, Thanks:atul
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
Obama hopes to raise $4.8B by imposing spectrum license fees on wireless providers  —  CONGRESS WILL HAVE TO PASS LEGISLATION TO ENACT THE PROPOSAL  —  President Obama called for spectrum license fees in a record $3.9 trillion budget, released today, reviving a proposal that has failed to move in the past.
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
MPs call for tighter controls on Google  —  Politicians have urged the Government to put an end to Google's dominance of the online search advertising market, calling for the matter to be referred to the Competition Commission.  —  Twenty-nine MPs have signed an Early Day Motion outlining their concerns.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Enters the Twitter Game : Google + Twitter = Twoogling?  —  Google is now on Twitter.  As insane as it may seem, it has taken Google years to start using their Google account, which is located at Twitter.com/Google  —  Google + Twitter = Twoogling?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
White hat hackers target the iPhone  —  How secure is your smartphone?  We may find out next month.  —  Hackers and computer security experts gathering on March 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the third annual Pwn2Own contest will be targeting five smartphones: an Apple (AAPL) …
Discussion: IntoMobile and The Register
 
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Electronista:
Acer preps Ion-based Hornet nettop with air remote
Discussion: SlashGear, Liliputing and Engadget
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Full text: Microsoft's email on cutbacks for temporary workers
Mendel Chuang / Social Web Blog:
Blogger and Google Friend Connect unite
Discussion: Epicenter and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex:
HP's Upline to Get Permanent Downtime
Discussion: TechCrunch and PC Magazine
Asavin Wattanajantra / IT PRO - Today:
Should Jack Straw use Hotmail for gov business?
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
VMWare For Mobile Devices Lets You Run Windows and Android Simultaneously
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Google Challenges Hackers to Native Client Security Contest
Discussion: The Open Road
Jaimee Steele / comScore:
comScore: Light PC Internet Users Are 30 Percent More Likely …
Discussion: GPS Obsessed
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Perry: PSP 2 is Real, Could Hit This Fall
Discussion: TheAppleBlog and Electricpig.co.uk
Tracey John / MTV Multiplayer:
Id Software Hopes ‘Quake Live’ Lasts At Least A Decade
Discussion: Gear Live, I4U News and TechSpot