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Yahoo press release post meeting

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

audiences, advertisers, and publishersthat in a nutshell is how Yahoo moves 1yahoologo210.gifforward starting after the new year. The changes in leadership assignments are effective January 1, 2007. The company expects to complete its reorganization by the end of Q1 2007. The press release is quite long and explains the above 3 new focus terms.

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COO Dan Rosensweig of Yahoo out in March

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

1yahoologo210.gifNews is coming in to the TechCrunch crew and they are updating as they hear it. The latest is in the headline. The earlier speculation is right here. No one at Yahoo has Rex Dixon’s cell number, so we will be relying on TechCrunch and others that have the inside contacts. 🙂

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Rumor? – Yahoo after hours meeting

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

Yahoo plans to host a private, internal Webcast for top executives after the close of trading Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the meeting, who added that insiders expect major news.

That news could include significant layoffs or perhaps even the departure of Yahoo Chief Terry Semel, who has come under increased criticism for the company’s disappointing performance, according to the source.

This plays well into the ValleyWag rumor I saw earlier about Yahoo approaching Tom Freston, former CEO of MTV Networks, and then later Viacom.

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Limelight Networks – video CDN

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

Limelight Networks, a profitable 5-year-old company that recently raised $130 million from Goldman Sachs and other investors. Limelight chief strategy officer Michael Gordon expects the company to generate at least $50 million in revenue during 2006.

I’m sure Om’s new blog that I talked about last night will be doing a full scoop on this company, as they are a CDN that is working on the video bandwidth game.

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Gmail is now open

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

No more invitations, no cell phone registrations. Open beta is what they are callin it now — Gmail. If you don’t have an account, you need to get one!

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MySpace to block sex offenders

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

In the next 30 days, the social networking site – MySpace will be rolling out new technology to block sex offenders from their site.MySpace said it has struck a deal with Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., an expert in background verification, to build the new feature.

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SimplyHeadlines

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

SimplyHeadlines, when I first saw this on TechCrunch, the first thought that came to my mind is,”WTF? Isn’t that what RSS is for? Isn’t that why I use yourminis.com?” I did notice that the article did say “5 years too late“!

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Calacanis takes new job at Sequoia Capital

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

jcal2.jpegIt appears that today around 7pm at SES, Jason Calacanis will be announcing that he is now working for Sequoia Capital as an EIA (Entrepreneur in Action).

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Kryptiva

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

kryptivaKryptiva, now we have a ton of places to get our e-mail. Here is one that will be trying to secure it for us. Read the more expanded write up here. Maybe the last e-mail startup that I just quick hit, and this one can can get together and combine technology and efforts. Do I hear a challenge being formed for Gmail? I need to stop giving away these great ideas, right? 🙂

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Atlarge

Posted by rexdixon on December 5, 2006

Atlarge, if you travel and you want to know if your next airport will have internet atlargeaccess, this is the site to hit. I tried typing in my local airport, and since it’s still in beta, there is no data yet. I’m sure though, since I live in what is considered “back east” when you live in California, and sometimes considered “the sticks” – that is the reason why.

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