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6:20 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 …
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
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's Chief Resigns, and a Founder Takes Over  —  When Yahoo hired Terry S. Semel as its chief executive in the midst of the dot-com implosion in 2001, it became a bit of an oddity in Silicon Valley: a technology company run by a Hollywood executive.  —  Now, as Yahoo is being eclipsed …
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.
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! …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call  —  1:51 PM Jerry opens things up, but Terry is on the call.  —  1:52 PM Jerry turns to Terry.  If this keeps happening I will have typos galore.  Semel is saying nice things about Jerry Yang and Sue Decker.  As an aside, no sign of that Filo guy.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Elinor Mills / CNET
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?  —  news analysis Thirteen years ago, Jerry Yang was working on his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University when he and fellow student David Filo created "Jerry Yang's Guide to the World Wide Web."  —  They left school to turn …
Discussion: ZDNet
Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
Discussion: Digital Daily
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   Yahoo: Old Wine, Old Label
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Dana Cimilluca / Deal Journal:
Parsing the Yahoo Release: Deal or No Deal?
Elinor Mills / CNET   Yahoo CEO Semel steps down, Yang takes over
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Silcon Valley's Valley  —  Last week, I had the privilege of representing Edelman at a fascinating three-day, off-the record meeting attended by about 75-100 marketing, media, entertainment and tech company CEOs.  The event was organized by The World Economic Forum and the Paley Center …
Robert Vamosi / CNET
Massive Web attack gains momentum  —  Over the weekend thousands of legitimate English-language Italian Web sites fell victim to one line of code.  Taking advantage of the trust the users have in the sites they visit, the malicious code silently re-directs browsers via Javascript to servers containing a variety of drive-by exploits.
Discussion: TechSpot News
Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Large scale European Web Attack
Discussion: IT
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007  —  Today (from 10:00 - 16.20 CET) Google is holding their press day event in Paris.  Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt, Urs Hölzle as well as the YouTube founders will be there, and there may be some product announcements.  I'm in Paris and will be live-blogging the event for you here.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007 Agenda
Discussion: gSpy and Googlified
New York Times:
Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power  —  Google and Pacific Gas & Electric have unveiled their vision of a future in which cars and trucks are partly powered by the country's electric grids, and vice versa.  —  The companies displayed on Monday six Toyota Prius …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Wire
Rafe Needleman /
Webware 100 winners announced!  —  And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The Webware 100 winners.  Go to 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
Will / IntoMobile:
Opera Mini 4 (Dimension) sneak preview - what to expect!  —  The Opera Mini 4 (Dimension) beta program is just hours away from going live and we have a sneak peak for your viewing pleasure!  We're having a hard time containing ourselves, so we'll just go right ahead and let you in on all the details.
Discussion: Opera and Personal Computer World
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 …
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.
Open Parenthesis:
Davenport v. McAfee: Can we get any disagreement?  —  I kicked off my Enterprise 2.0 experience this morning by attending the much ballyhood "smackdown" between Harvard Business School professor Andrew McAfee and Babson professor Tom Davenport (see Davenport v. McAfee update or the coverage on Social Computing Magazine).
Michael Kanellos / CNET
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) …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
33 Ways to Watch Free TV Online  —  It's time to toss the old tube to the dumpster.  Well, not if you have one of those 47" plasma ones, know what we mean.  The future of media is the Internet, and television is no exception.  Instead of browsing through the channels with your remote …
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