Yahoo CEO Bartz to receive $1 million salary

From CNET News.com: Yahoo is providing its new CEO, Carol Bartz, with a $1 million base salary, as part of a lucrative $19 million compensation package for the former Autodesk executive, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Apple faces credibility crisis over Jobs' health

From CNET News.com: Apple may have wanted to protect Steve Jobs' privacy with the way it chose to address his health. But the end result is a credibility problem that will not go away easily.

AMD Preps Dual-Core Chips for Thin-and-Light Laptops – Company

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices will offer dual-core microprocessors for thin-and-light notebooks in 2009, the company revealed on Wednesday. While there is no news that AMD is preparing dual-core chips for ultra-portable notebooks, the company’s confirmation that those products will be available already this year sounds promising.

Google will lay off 100 recruiters, shift to fewer sites

From InfoWorld: Google is planning to lay off 100 recruiters, and is closing down engineering offices in Texas, Norway, and Sweden as the company copes with the global economic downturn.

Google Kills Services: Notebook, Dodgeball, Others Gone

From PC World: Google is shutting down various unpopular projects it has been working on and is also sacking about 100 employees, in what it seems to be a bad week at the search giant's offices around the world.

So what is actually happening? Well, the bad economic times are catching up with the search giant, so Google is downsizing by closing some unpopular or unproductive projects and is shifting to fewer engineering site.

Motorola plans another round of layoffs

From CNET News.com: Motorola announced Wednesday that it plans to cut another 4,000 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, and warned that weaker-than-expected handset sales would lead to a fourth-quarter loss.

Yahoo Picks CEO Successor to Yang, Hopes for Change

Sony Ericsson Launches Mobile Entertainment Service

From DailyTech: Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has launched a new mobile entertainment service aimed at phone owners in the Asia Pacific region, allowing users to download movies, TV episodes, video games and music directly from retailers.

Future Intel Atom chip is a yawner - by design

From CNET News.com: That Eee PC Netbook too slow? Well, it probably won't get much faster in 2009, according to reports, proving that Intel is not keen on revving up Atom to compete with itself.

Both Digitimes and Engadget are reporting that the Atom N280--an update of the 1.6GHz N270--will appear by the third quarter of this year and run at 1.66GHz.

Apple Allows Third Party Browsers on iPhone, Sorta

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