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CNET News Daily Podcast: What's Yahoo up to post-Icahn?

How will it make good on its promise to develop a next-generation, socially networked user experience? Plus, BusinessWeek under hacker siege, and TellMe makes a play for sports nuts.

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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.
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Yahoo got through the Carl Icahn crisis, but now it's tackling perhaps a more formidable challenge: How to make good on a promise to develop a next-generation, socially networked user experience. CNET News' Stephen Shankland, who spent major quality time with Yahoo executives last week, offers his insight.

There's a developing whodunit, but this much is known: Russian hackers suspected of ties to organized crime have targeted a popular BusinessWeek site with malware--possibly putting visitors to the site at risk.

Since we're in the final stages of Major League Baseball's pennant race--not to mention the start of NFL football--Microsoft has introduced a service that may interest the sports die-hards among you. At the very least, it beats screaming at the top of your lungs, "Hey, anybody know the Mets' score?"

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