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8:40 PM ET, June 18, 2007

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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
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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 …
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  —  Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo since 2001, has "resigned."  Co-founder Jerry Yang is the interim CEO, and Sue Decker has taken over as president.  —  The markets are happy and the stock is up sharply in after hours trading.  —  There is a back story here and we are digging to try and find it.
Valleywag:
Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo  —  [The precise timing of Terry Semel's departure is a surprise, but that it would happen has long been an inevitability.  Fortunately, we had a business obituary prepared.]  Terry Semel never won much respect from Silicon Valley insiders.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo CEO Semel steps down, Yang takes over  —  Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel is stepping down, and co-founder Jerry Yang will become the new chief executive, the company announced Monday.  Semel will assume the position of nonexecutive chairman and serve as an adviser to the management team and board of directors.
New York Times:
Semel Steps Aside as Yahoo Chief
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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
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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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 …
Discussion: Zero Day, PC World and Threat Level
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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:
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Massive Web attack gains momentum
Discussion: TechSpot News
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) …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Social networks as "friend" Nazi (design flaws in Facebook, Jaiku, Twitter)  —  Oh, how I hate when social networking software tries to be my parent.  —  Jon Udell touches on this in his post about Facebook: "how do I know this person?"  —  See, the developers who make this software …
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®.
Paula Lavigne / Des Moines Register:
Univ. of Nebraska hopes for Google relationship  —  Representatives from Google toured the University of Nebraska at Omaha earlier this spring to talk about possible career opportunities at their planned facility in Council Bluffs, a university recruiting official said.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds enlist public's help on techy patent filings  —  Critics of the U.S. patent system have long griped that it's entirely too easy to get patents these days on obvious or otherwise unmeritorious inventions—in part because overworked patent examiners don't have ready access to information about what's already out there.
Reuters:
Nokia sees future for touch screens, move sensors  —  Optical sensors and touch screens are the leading technologies that cell phone makers are likely to use as improvements to the tiny keypads on many of today's handsets.  —  "Optical sensors and touch will be the next big things," …
 
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