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Today in Tech: Yahoo products RIP, Oracle beats Street

December 17, 2010: 8:27 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • RIP, Delicious.

    Hot on the heels of layoffs comes news that Yahoo is shutting down eight products, including MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Picks, AltaVista, Yahoo! Bookmarks, Yahoo! Buzz and Delicious. Meanwhile, other products like Fire Eagle and Yahoo People Search will be merged, and Yahoo! Alerts and Yahoo! Calendar will be turned into features which will presumably be implemented elsewhere. (AllThingsD)

  • Federal prosecutors charged five Silicon Valley workers with illegal insider trading, or reportedly using information obtained about technology companies like Dell, Apple, AMD and Flextronics to profit off their shares. The consultants responsible for leaking the info reportedly got more than $400,000 out of the dealings. (VentureBeat)
  • Groupon is reportedly looking to raise several hundred million dollars after its recent rejection of Google's $6 billion or so buyout offer. (Bloomberg) More
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