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4:00 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
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! …
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 …
Rafat Ali /
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 …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Valleywag:   Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   Yahoo: Old Wine, Old Label
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo CEO Semel steps down, Yang takes over
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Elinor Mills / CNET
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?
Discussion: ZDNet
Dana Cimilluca / Deal Journal:
Parsing the Yahoo Release: Deal or No Deal?
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 …
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
Massive Web attack gains momentum
Discussion: TechSpot News
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:   Mpack Exploit Tool Slips through Security Holes
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 …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
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 …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
NBC Universal Rattling Saber Over Piracy  —  American companies are teaming up to take on the pirates, and the rhetoric from intellectual property rights holders at the networks and studios is getting dire.  —  In a document filed with the FCC on the issue of network neutrality on Friday …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
NBC wants more ISPs to spy on users, reform Safe Harbor
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
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
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) …
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.
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 …
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Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Crazy Egg Luanches Confetti
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007 Agenda
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Davenport v. McAfee: Can we get any disagreement?
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A clean energy update
Austin Modine / The Register:
100Gb/s Ethernet talks break down
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Option F and the Facebook 500,000
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 Earlier Items: 
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Author of Gas.App mines his Web logs for iPhone specs (and finds them)
Discussion: ongoing
Mssmallbiz / Microsoft Small Business Community Blog:
Say goodbye to Microsoft Office 2003
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft sues Immersion for contract breach
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Video Editing 2.0: 8 Ways to Remix Online Videos
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan
Nokia sees future for touch screens, move sensors
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iMac overhaul tracking for mid-to-late summer
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Social networks as "friend" Nazi (design flaws in Facebook, Jaiku, Twitter)