This week Jerry Yang bowed to the inevitable, and more bad news came in from the chip sector.
Handset chip sales will fall 6.4% and total semiconductor sales are set to decline 5.6% in 2009, the Semiconductor Industry Association has predicted.
Nokia cut its Q4 forecast by 6% - its second revised guidance in successive quarters.
Nokia confirmed it would put its first TD-SCMDA phone on the China market next year.
Baidu's stock price fell 42% after a TV program revealed the search company was running paid ads from companies selling fake medicines.
Film and TV companies launched a legal action against Australian ISP iiNet for not stopping fileswapping. iiNet also said it would implement the new Australian filtering laws just to show how ridiculous they were.
Nasa tested a new internet protocol for deep space, known as Disruption-Tolerant Networking. The US military banned USBs and other movable storage disks in an effort to combat a virus called Agent.btz.
A Pew survey found 15% of Americans who had a hi-tech device break down in the previous year had been unable to get it repaired.
The court case of Lori Drew, who created a fake personality online to befriend a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself, began in St Louis.
UK schools have been teaching pupils how to avoid ringtone and other mobile scams.And an employee laid off by a Silicon Valley chip firm shot dead the CEO and two other execs.