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Bye Bye Jerry – Yahoo CEO to steps down, search begins for successor

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Under financial pressure because of the economic crisis – plus having that Google ad deal terminated; co-founder Jerry Yang is reported to have step down as the chief executive officer for the company after the company appoints a successor for the CEO role. However, Yang will not leave the company and will still keep his title as “Chief Yahoo” and will still be part of the Board of Directors. "Over [...]

Rumour Mill : Circuit City to shut another 150 stores?

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After shutting down 155 stores nationwide, Gizmodo is quoting an industry source that Circuit City is looking to shut down another 150 stores – with the announcement coming somewhere in two weeks. While this is unconfirmed by the company, we will keep you up to date with the news, especially during the holiday season. Source: Gizmodo

Santa Clara shooter was fired, not laid off

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According to GigaOM, the person responsible for the shooting at SiPort was not laid off as part of the layoffs. Jing Hua Wu, who shot three executives at the Santa Clara based company, was terminated individually. In fact, SiPort had no plans to conduct layoffs from the company, nor will it conduct them in the future, according to their spokesperson. “SiPort has never had a general layoff at the company [...]

Introducing a very, very small Mac Pro Ultra

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A guy has managed to turn a dead 13” inch MacBook into a the “Mac Book Ultra Mini”. After receiving the dead MacBook – after its owner poured water over it – he then took it apart, re-soldered some connections and put it all in an external hard drive case to make it look like the Mac Pro Ultra – the high end Mac product. Turns out it also acts [...]

Bacon for your iPhone? Um…

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Who said that bacon is just for eating? You can now have a bacon iPhone sleeve for just 25 Euros, including VAT, but without the shipping charges. Design by Antje, she claims that each sleeve is not the same, and everyone will have a different bacon motif. I should also tell you that it is not really bacon, but felt – but you should already know that. Buy Now >

Police arrest gunman in killing at Silicon Valley tech company

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The Mercury News is reporting that a 47-year-old man has been arrested after a manhunt after the man fatally shot three of his former co-workers at a Silicon Valley technology company. Jing Hua Wu was arrested at an intersection in Mountain View on Saturday, according to Lt. Mike Sellers from the Santa Clara Police. Wu had been missing since he shot three people at the offices of where he previously [...]

Israeli Politician “borrows” Obama’s site (design)

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The New York Times is reporting that Israeli Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has made a near-exact copy of President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign website for his own campaign to win the seat of Prime Minister in Israel. The campaign for Netayahu also took some lessons from Obama by establishing profiles on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Netayahu’s Russian site, on the other hand, is “Not Ready Yet…”, but [...]

Gawker sells off Consumerist

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Yes, its true – Gawker Media has decided to sell off another title, The Consumerist, hoping that it could thrive without the powerful backing of Nick Denton and the huge cost-cutting he has done at Gawker, including axing several bloggers (while hiring new ones) and consolidate Valleywag into the mainstream Gawker.com. Direct inquiries can be made to gaby@gawker.com. Maybe Gawker needs to find itself a sugardaddy, just like rival Weblogs [...]

Adelaide man tries to pay bill with a drawing

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I came across this today while browsing the web. Adelaide Man, David Thorne tried to pay for a $200+ bill with a drawing of a spider. I have copy and pasted the email conversation. From: Jane Gilles Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm To: David Thorne Subject: Overdue account Dear David, Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95. If you have already made this [...]

North Carolina teachers dismissed sack over Facebook comments, one faces dismissal

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A North Carolina teacher, who has not been named, is facing dismissal; while four other teachers at the same school all received discipline action after all five were caught posting comments about students. While the four who received discipline action’s comments were described as a “poor judgement and bad taste” by the district spokeswoman Nora Carr, the teacher who is facing dismissal is noted to have made derogatory comments about [...]

Three to launch new social phone – integrates Facebook, Live Messenger & Skype

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3 Australia will be releasing another phone to Australia that will integrate Skype, but will also include integration with popular IM Windows Live Messenger and social network Facebook in attempt to create a more social-friendly phone. Called the INQ1 – pronounced as “ink one”, the phone is expected to be around by Christmas. The phone is, according to The Guardian, based around an open platform, meaning that any site wishes [...]

Rudd on Twitter, crashes it…?

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Showing that he is more tech-savvy than the other Prime Ministers, Kevin Rudd has signed up to Twitter, the popular micro-blogging tool that allows people to “follow” your tweets in real time. But, according to The Age, his profile managed to crash the site after more that 670 people wanted to follow the PM. Also part of the new Web 2.0 campaign is a brand new site called “Kevin PM”, [...]

iPhone bug could cause problems?

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Apple could have a serious security threat on its current firmware for the iPhone, and possibly the iPod touch (since they basically share the same OS), if a report from MacNN is true. According to their report, a group of iPhone developers have identify a bug that could lead it granting access to third party code. This bug is found in the Default.png file of applications, which is used to [...]

IP spam goes to the next level – blogs get random comments from Amsterdam

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While we were gone, we started seeing these comments (like the one’s above), and we thought it was strange, but not suspicious – but when I keep getting notifications on G-Mail and Outlook about these comments, I decided something was wrong, and there is … it is a new type of the blogger’s worst enemy – comment spam. And it seems that TECHGEEK.com.au is not alone. Many blogs are getting [...]

Valleywag to become part of Gawker.com

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Gawker Media has decided to make its tech-gossip blog Valleywag a section of its main New York gossip blog Gawker.com, effectively shutting down the site, according to Silicon Alley Insider. The reason, according to CNET News, is that it was an underperforming title. The site will remain the same, just be moving domains. Gawker Media previously axed 19 jobs in early October, including three staffers from Valleywag, but added new [...]