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12:15 AM ET, June 19, 2007

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Jerry Yang / Yodel Anecdotal:
My new job  —  The title of Chief Yahoo takes on new meaning today.  I have the great honor of stepping into the role of Yahoo!'s Chief Executive Officer.  Yahoo! has an incredibly bright future and I make this move with deep conviction and enthusiasm.  I've partnered closely …
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PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Named Chief Executive Officer  —  Terry Semel Named Non-Executive Chairman  —  Sue Decker Named President  —  Yang and Decker to Focus on Realizing Yahoo!'s Strategic Vision by Accelerating Execution, Further Strengthening Leadership and Fostering a Culture of Winning
Wall Street Journal:
Semel Steps Aside as Yahoo CEO  —  A WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE NEWS ROUNDUP  —  Yahoo Inc. said Terry Semel will step aside as its chief executive and be replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang, as the Internet icon attempts to reinvigorate its business and regain investor confidence.
Valleywag:
Yahoo: Jerry Yang is no Steve Jobs  —  Jerry Yang is no Steve Jobs  —  Yahoo's press release, announcing the management putsch at Yahoo, is one of the most nauseating examples of corporate doublespeak I've read in a long while.  "Yang and Decker to Focus on Realizing Yahoo! …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: Yahoo Replaces CEO; Founder Jerry Yang Back In Seat; Decker Is President  —  This is a huge surprise, even though we knew it was imminent ... Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder and long-time board member, as Chief Executive Officer.  Terry Semel, current Yahoo Chairman and CEO …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Valleywag:   Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's Chief Resigns, and a Founder Takes Over
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Yahoo CEO Semel steps down, Yang takes over
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Semel Resigns as Chief Amid Google's Gains (Update2)
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Semel out as Yahoo! CEO
Dana Cimilluca / Deal Journal:
Parsing the Yahoo Release: Deal or No Deal?
Discussion: Wired, Techdirt and Paul Kedrosky's …
Carolyn Guevarra / TrendLabs:
Another malware pulls an Italian job  —  Remember LINKOPTIM, which exploited a number of legitimate Italian Web sites to spread malicious JavaScripts?  Since early Saturday morning (June 16, 2007), Trend Micro has been receiving several reports of a new batch of hacked Italian Web sites …
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websense.com:
Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Large scale European Web Attack  —  Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports of a large scale attack in Europe that is using the MPACK web exploit toolkit.  For more information on MPACK please see the Panda Labs blog here:
Discussion: IT
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Massive Web attack gains momentum
Discussion: TechSpot News
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:   Mpack Exploit Tool Slips through Security Holes
Natalie Kerris / Apple:
iPhone Delivers Up to Eight Hours of Talk Time  —  Now Features Durable Glass Top Surface  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ will deliver significantly longer battery life when it ships on June 29 than was originally estimated when iPhone was unveiled in January. iPhone …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
NBC wants more ISPs to spy on users, reform Safe Harbor  —  Last week NBC/Universal general counsel Rick Cotton argued that law enforcement resources are "misaligned."  Cotton says it's wrong to focus on real property theft and potentially deadly crimes when cops could be out enforcing intellectual property laws.
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
NBC Universal Rattling Saber Over Piracy
Discussion: dslreports.com
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Q9m (Nelson) Hands On!  —  Yeah, you're probably looking at the first live shots of the new Motorola Q9m for Verizon Wireless, and ain't it a beauty?  The Q9m uses a regular miniUSB port instead of Motorola's new favorite microUSB, which makes charging and connecting a lot easier.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
New Wi-Fi distance record: 382 kilometers  —  Researcher Ermanno Pietrosemoli has set what appears to be a new record for the longest communication link with Wi-Fi.  —  Pietrosemoli, president of the Escuela Latinoamerica de Redes (which means networking school of Latin America) …
SPAWN.COM:
MCFARLANE TO PRODUCE 'HALO 3' ACTION FIGURES  —  Five Action Figures and Three Vehicles Arrive in Stores Spring 2008  —  Two powerhouses of pop culture are collaborating, as McFarlane Toys announces a licensing agreement with Microsoft to produce action figures based on the hit video game series Halo®.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Webware 100 winners announced!  —  And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The Webware 100 winners.  Go to www.webware.com/100 to see the top 100 Web 2.0 products, 10 each in 10 categories, selected by the Web's users.  —  The project was a big success for Webware, and for Web users overall.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Tech[dot]Blog
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
Phishers and Malware authors beware!  —  Posted by Brian Rakowski and Garrett Casto, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Malware Teams  —  OK, so it might be a little early to declare victory, but we're excited about the Safe Browsing API we launched today.  It provides a simple mechanism …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Zero Day
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sues Immersion for contract breach  —  Microsoft said on Monday that it has filed suit against Immersion, a company whose technology adds tactile feedback to joysticks and other controllers.  —  Immersion had originally sued Microsoft, along with Sony, back in 2002., but the two companies reached a settlement in 2003.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 1: Why not to do a startup  —  In this series of posts I will walk through some of my accumulated knowledge and experience in building high-tech startups.  —  My specific experience is from three companies I have co-founded: Netscape …
 
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan
Reuters:
Nokia sees future for touch screens, move sensors
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iMac overhaul tracking for mid-to-late summer
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
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BlackBerry Pearl 2 "Komet" reveals itself
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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MyStrands raises $25 Million to lead the social recommendation industry
Bill Ray / The Register:
T-Mobile terminates Truphone