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9:35 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 boss steps down  —  Yahoo! co-founders Jerry Yang (centre) and David Filo (right) pose with chief executive Terry Semel in 2005.  —  Yahoo on Monday replaced Chief Executive Terry Semel with its co-founder Jerry Yang, bowing to investor pressure as the internet media company has fallen behind web search leader Google.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Silicon 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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?
Discussion: ZDNet
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Turns to Yang
Discussion: LiveSide
Staci D. Kramer /
Yahoo Shakeup: The Meaning Of Is
Discussion: BoomTown
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Yahoo memo: Letter from Terry Semel to board of directors
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
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.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007 Agenda
Discussion: Search Engine Land, gSpy and Googlified
YouTube Starts Local Sites in Brazil, Japan, Europe (Update2)  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube, the most- popular video-sharing Web site, started nine local versions of the site in countries including Brazil, Japan and the U.K. to build its audience worldwide.  —  Local sites have also been introduced …
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube makes international move
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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 …
Luke O'Brien / Threat Level:
Appeals Court Says Feds Need Warrants to Search E-Mail  —  A federal appeals court on Monday issued a landmark decision (.pdf) that holds that e-mail has similar constitutional privacy protections as telephone communications, meaning that federal investigators who search …
Discussion: Identity Woman
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Feds Need A Warrant To Search Email
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: Inkjet printers are filthy, lying thieves  —  A new study says that on average, more than half of the ink from inkjet cartridges is wasted when users toss them in the garbage.  Why is that interesting?  According to the study, users are tossing the cartridges when their printers …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Sydney Morning Herald:
Australia announces vast national broadband plan  —  Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday announced a 2.0 billion dollar (1.68 billion US) plan to provide fast and affordable Internet access across the vast country.  —  Howard said Optus, the Australian offshoot of Singapore telco Singtel …
Business Wire:
HP to Acquire SPI Dynamics, Strengthening Capabilities in Application Quality Management  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SPI Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of web application security assessment software …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Opera Mini 4 beta now available  —  Opera Software today released Opera Mini 4 beta, codenamed Dimension, the much-awaited sneak preview of the newest version of Opera's pioneering Web browser for all mobile phones.  Opera Mini 4 beta is a complete redesign of the world's most popular mobile Web browser.
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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Tim Arango / Fortune:
Dark horse in the Dow Jones fight
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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Analysts skeptical of AMD outsourcing plan
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New York Times:
Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power
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Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
Phishers and Malware authors beware!
Robert Vamosi / CNET
Massive Web attack gains momentum
Discussion: TechSpot News
Mssmallbiz / Microsoft Small Business Community Blog:
Say goodbye to Microsoft Office 2003
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft sues Immersion for contract breach