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9:40 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 …
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.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Governing the Facebook Service in an Open and Transparent Way  —  Last week, we returned to our previous Terms of Use as we worked on a new set of governing documents that would more clearly explain the relationship between Facebook and its users.  Since then, I've been excited …
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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) …
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digg Is Working On a Toolbar To Go After StumbleUpon, TinyURL, and All The Rest  —  A super-secret Digg toolbar has been spotted in the wild.  We tracked down a beta tester who gave us the skinny on its features.  The toolbar lets you Digg or Bury the page you are on, and shows how many Diggs it has already received.
Thanks:atul
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Digg to get a software-free toolbar
Discussion: TechSpot
Saul Hansell / Bits:
CBS Beams ‘Star Trek’ Episodes to iPhones  —  CBS is taking the iPhone where no iPhone has gone before.  —  Today, it released an iPhone application for its TV.com site that can play full episodes of TV series, ranging from “C.S.I.” to the original “Star Trek.”
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Steve Donohue / Contentinople:
TV.com Launches iPhone App
Discussion: Obsessable and NewTeeVee
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Pirate Bay's neo-Nazi sugar daddy  —  And the strange silence of the Freetards  —  Free whitepaper - Best practices in SOX compliance  —  The trial of the Pirate Bay operators in Sweden has generated huge amounts of media coverage.  But one of the most interesting things about Pirate Bay hasn't got a mention.
Discussion: Threat Level
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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
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: IntoMobile
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
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.
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.
Jim Zemlin:
Note on Microsoft TomTom Suit: Calm Down, Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst  —  Calm Down  —  Right now the Microsoft claim against Tom Tom is a private dispute between those two entities concerning GPS mapping software.  We do not feel assumptions should be made about the scope or facts …
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 …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
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.
Discussion: Webware.com, AppScout and Computerworld Blogs, Thanks:atul
Aaron Prebluda / Compete Blog:
Facebook vs. MySpace: Tale of the Tape  —  Earlier this month, Compete reported that Facebook overtook MySpace in Unique Visitors trafficking to the site:  —  Sure, this was a symbolic takeover, but it should have come as no surprise to anyone closely monitoring the two social giants over the past year.
Thanks:atul
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Search Updating: Weather Reports Go Away?  —  I am fairly confident that Yahoo Search is currently updating their index and algorithm now.  Dozens of webmasters and SEOs are noticing this update and discussing it at WebmasterWorld, but the Yahoo Search Blog has no mention of it.
John Furrier / SiliconAngle:
EXCLUSIVE: DEMO 09 Class of Demonstrators!  —  siliconANGLE was lucky enough to obtain (through a new loyal reader) an exclusive look into the DEMO09 Palm Desert Conference that is taking place March 1-3, 2009.  —  Would you like to see what is in store for the conference as in …
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Microsoft sees ‘fantastic’ opportunities  —  CEO Ballmer emphasizes Cambridge operations will receive funding, ‘add talent’  —  CAMBRIDGE - The slumping economy is deflating the high-tech business along with other industries, but Microsoft Corp. will continue to invest in research and hopes …
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Translate between 41 languages with Google Translate  —  Google Translate recently added Turkish, Thai, Hungarian, Estonian, Albanian, Maltese, and Galician to the mix.  The rollout of these seven additional languages marks a new milestone: automatic translations between 41 languages (1,640 language pairs!).
Discussion: Official Google …, Thanks:blogfisher
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.
 
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Tweet hackers reopen Twitter vuln
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Steve Ranger / CNET News:
BBC hires Yahoo exec as CTO
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Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Bessemer Venture's Fuzzy Math
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 again, slates another beta
Discussion: TechSpot
Zach Spear / AppleInsider:
Apple, Psystar seek protective order in preparation for trial
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GamesIndustry.biz:
EA exec tells worried staff: 'We're going to survive this'
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
No, The Death Of Newspapers Does Not Mean An Age Of Corruption
Thanks:atul
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Newsday plans to charge for online news
Discussion: Reuters and Techdirt
Electronista:
Acer preps Ion-based Hornet nettop with air remote
Discussion: SlashGear and Liliputing
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
MPs call for tighter controls on Google