News.com Daily Podcast: Why ad execs remain social network skeptics

Carl Icahn to Jerry Yang: "It's time to go;" Comcast's controversial plan to deal with bandwidth hogs; and ad execs say social networks may be in for a rough patch.

Carl Icahn to Jerry Yang: "It's time to go;" Comcast's controversial plan to deal with bandwidth hogs; and ad execs say social networks may be in for a rough patch.
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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says it's time for Jerry Yang to go--and that some Yahoo board members need to walk out the door as well. Meanwhile, the No. 2 exec at the company says that negotiations with Microsoft about a possible sale continue. Podcast host Charles Cooper talks with CNET News.com's Dawn Kawamoto about the latest twist in the seemingly never-ending saga of "Microhoo."

Comcast is taking heat from some consumer advocates for a controversial new test. But the company says that if successful, the plan could provide a solution to the problem of so-called bandwidth hogs. Reporter Marguerite Reardon explains .

It seems there's no shortage of people talking about social media on the blogosphere these days. But talk is cheap. When it comes to actually paying for space on those sites, many advertising executives remain unimpressed. Reporter Stefanie Olsen found out why .

Today's stories:

Microsoft's big bid for Yahoo

Yahoo opens address book interface

Social media's uphill advertising climb

Comcast targets bandwidth hogs in test

Microsoft to businesses: Now is the time to switch to Vista

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