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Microsoft unveils Innovative New Computing Model – SURFACE

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News: Yahoo’s Top Tech Guru Leaves

Just was tipped to this filing from Yahoo, which declares that Farzad Nazem, the head of their Tech group, is leaving. That means of the three groups created in the re-org, only one position – Sue Decker's – is filled: On May 30, 2007 (the “Agreement Date”), Yahoo! Inc….

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Just was tipped to this filing from Yahoo, which declares that Farzad Nazem, the head of their Tech group, is leaving. That means of the three groups created in the re-org, only one position – Sue Decker’s – is filled:

On May 30, 2007 (the “Agreement Date”), Yahoo! Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement with Farzad Nazem (the “Separation Agreement”) providing for Mr. Nazem’s resignation as Head of Technology Group and Chief Technology Officer of the Company, effective as of June 8, 2007 (the “Separation Date”). A copy of the Separation Agreement is filed with this report as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

I have sent a note to Yahoo asking about this. I can’t find any news stories referencing it yet, nor any Yahoo releases save the SEC form filed today. For now, his image and bio is still on Yahoo’s corp. page.

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Mahalo Launches

I'm not at the D conference this week, as business has kept me on the East Coast. But at that event, Jason Calacanis just launched his "people-powered search engine" and I happened to be meeting with one of his Board members here in New York. So I got a…

Mahalo

I’m not at the D conference this week, as business has kept me on the East Coast. But at that event, Jason Calacanis just launched his “people-powered search engine” and I happened to be meeting with one of his Board members here in New York. So I got a bit of inside scoop. Jason has a star studded line up of investors (from CBS to Jon Miller to Mark Cuban to Fred Wilson to many more), and a focus on the top search terms – the head of search, so to speak, including human brains (humans help organize the best results for the top search terms, as I understand it). More here, the site is not yet live. I’ve asked Jason for an interview, once he gets through the crush of D, I hope he’ll have the time to respond.

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CBS Continues Buying Spree: Snaps up Lastfm

Hmmmm: Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m), the largest-ever UK Web 2.0 acquisition. The online network was founded in the UK five years ago and it now has more than 15 million active users. It allows users to connect…

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Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m), the largest-ever UK Web 2.0 acquisition.

The online network was founded in the UK five years ago and it now has more than 15 million active users.

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Death of Journalism – Blame Google? No. Ask Google to Lead? Yes.

Thanks to commentor Kimo for pointing me to this SF Gate Op Ed, written by Neil Henry, a former colleague at the Graduate School of Journalism. Snip: The Chronicle's announcement earlier this month that 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed in the coming weeks in the face of mounting…

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Thanks to commentor Kimo for pointing me to this SF Gate Op Ed, written by Neil Henry, a former colleague at the Graduate School of Journalism.

Snip:

The Chronicle’s announcement earlier this month that 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed in the coming weeks in the face of mounting financial woes represents just the latest chapter in a tragic story of traditional journalism’s decline.

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Google Wow’s Em At Where

Google has once again taken a good idea from a competitor (in this case, A9's Block View) and taken to the next level. Check out this review from Where 2.0: This morning Google gave their 2D maps an incredible realworld addition. Its a street-view, that in certain cities, will…

Google has once again taken a good idea from a competitor (in this case, A9’s Block View) and taken to the next level. Check out this review from Where 2.0:

Goog Live Maps

This morning Google gave their 2D maps an incredible realworld addition. Its a street-view, that in certain cities, will let you get a street side view of the area you are currently in. This is not just a static, A9-style image. It will also let you move along the street in a smooth manner and even more amazing it will let you change your angle and continue moving that way. This will be formally launched at Where 2.0 later today.

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This That

Stuff worth noting I missed near the end of the week, as I was traveling: Blinkx goes public, soars. FT has an op ed from Google's global privacy counsel. This in response to the EU noise earlier this week. Google and Dell taking some flack for approaches to software…

Stuff worth noting I missed near the end of the week, as I was traveling:

Blinkx goes public, soars.

FT has an op ed from Google’s global privacy counsel. This in response to the EU noise earlier this week.

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Agency vs. Big G?

Nah, focus on what you do best, says Ad Age publisher Scott Donaton. I agree: Consumer insights. Creative ideas. Media strategies. Marketers will still need those. Yes, even when behavioral targeting and advanced technologies make it possible to serve the right ads to the right audience at the right…

Nah, focus on what you do best, says Ad Age publisher Scott Donaton. I agree:

Consumer insights. Creative ideas. Media strategies. Marketers will still need those. Yes, even when behavioral targeting and advanced technologies make it possible to serve the right ads to the right audience at the right time. It won’t all come down to technology.

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