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10:50 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.
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
New York Times:
Semel Steps Aside as Yahoo Chief
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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)
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Semel out as Yahoo! CEO
Dana Cimilluca / Deal Journal:
Parsing the Yahoo Release: Deal or No Deal?
Discussion: Techdirt, Wired and Paul Kedrosky's …
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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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
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:   Mpack Exploit Tool Slips through Security Holes
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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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.
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) …
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®.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sues Immersion for contract breach  —  Microsoft said on Monday that it has filed suit against Immersion, a company whose technology adds tactile feedback to joysticks and other controllers.  —  Immersion had originally sued Microsoft, along with Sony, back in 2002., but the two companies reached a settlement in 2003.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Webware 100 winners announced!  —  And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The Webware 100 winners.  Go to www.webware.com/100 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.
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
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Reuters:
Nokia sees future for touch screens, move sensors
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Windows Live Platform Discussion with Koji Kato and Danny Thorpe
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iMac overhaul tracking for mid-to-late summer
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Social networks as "friend" Nazi (design flaws in Facebook, Jaiku, Twitter)
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Bill Ray / The Register:
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