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6:50 PM ET, June 18, 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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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.
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 …
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! …
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.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel Resigns  —  Replaced by Co-Founder Jerry Yang; Exec VP Susan Decker Bumped Up to President  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — After six years of leading Yahoo, CEO Terry Semel resigned today in a letter to the portal's board of directors.  Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang …
Discussion: Adrants and ResourceShelf
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)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Discussion: alarm:clock
Eric Buscemi / BloggingStocks:
Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel considers resigning
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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 …
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Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
IPTV chugs along  —  The promise behind Internet Protocol television, or IPTV, is enormous, but fulfillment of that promise sometimes seems a long way off.  —  A year into major IPTV deployments around the world, progress on new features is slow, although a new version of Microsoft's IPTV software takes …
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) …
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.
Gareth Branwyn / Wired News:
Steam-Driven Dreams: The Wondrously Whimsical World of Steampunk  —  Retro-futurism is all the rage these days: antique computers, 8-bit game art, classic cases for modern gear, anything to make the onslaught of new technology less disposable.  The yearning for timelessness …
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sidekick to get MySpace application  —  We've uncovered T-Mobile's MySpace plans for its Sidekick devices.  The Sidekick MySpace application will allow users to edit their profiles, upload pictures from their device, read/send messages, post comments, and much more.
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," …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iMac overhaul tracking for mid-to-late summer  —  Apple Inc.'s hotly anticipated iPhone device will have a few weeks to bask in the limelight before the electronics maker returns focus to its Mac business with a pair of redesigned iMacs positioned to catch the tail end of the educational buying season.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Reuters:
Microsoft to invest $12 million in China TV maker  —  Microsoft has agreed to pay 94 million yuan ($12.3 million) for a stake in Sichuan Changhong Electric and will form a cooperative alliance with the TV and electrical appliance maker, the Chinese company said on Monday.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Online pet supply company raises $10M even as sector's growth plummets  —  What is it with pet supplies and Internet booms?  —  Forrester Research, a market research company, projects that sales of pet supplies will grow 30 percent this year, down from 81 percent last year …
Bill Ray / The Register:
T-Mobile terminates Truphone  —  Mobile operator, or not?  —  T-Mobile has stopped connecting its customers when they call someone using Truphone, saying the VoIP operator is overcharging for interconnection.  —  Instead, T-Mobile customers get a recorded announcement saying they must have misdialed.
 
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