We’re taking a few days off. We may be posting over next few days, but not as frequently. If you’ve got any exciting leads, send ’em our way, and we’ll try to get them up.

A few items:

–Silicon Valley CEOs getting poorer! This is a surprise, because it defies recent patterns: According to a study by Equilar being released today, CEO pay at Silicon Valley’s 150 biggest companies is headed south. In fiscal 2005, the median total compensation of Silicon Valley CEOs dropped to $2.6 million, down 13% from a year ago. Their pay packages are getting hit even as CEO compensation elsewhere rises — and is largely a result of reduced stock-option grants (WSJ story here).

–Google puts complete works of Shakespeare online.

–Google launches Web Albums, an update of its Picasa photosharing software, but puts it all online and allows people to comment on photos. It is in limited testing mode. Here’s the Merc story, which also summarizes Yahoo’s latest photo improvements, and how Photobucket is leader of this very overcrowded market.

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