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6:25 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 …
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.
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! …
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel Resigns
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Discussion: alarm:clock
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Semel Resigns as Chief Amid Google's Gains (Update2)
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo replaces CEO Terry Semel with Yang
Discussion: Valleywag
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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Sprint:
Sprint Customers Will Get More Done With The New Mogul™ By HTC  —  Sleek and compact slide-out keyboard design packs speed and power, large touch screen, long battery life, thumbwheel for one-handed use and much more  —  Newest Smart Device is first in Sprint portfolio to offer Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Newspapers Should Embrace Online Aggregators  —  Many newspaper executives, most infamously Tribune acquirer Sam Zell, have made an enemy out of Google and other online aggregators who disintermediate newspapers and all other traditional media.  This is of course a wrongheaded …
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) …
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.
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
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.
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 …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Journey's Song Gets a Bump From TV Once Again  —  "The Sopranos" is over, but the last song featured on the show, "Don't Stop Believin', " which the band Journey released in 1981, keeps going as its lyrics say, "on and on and on and on."  —  According to Legacy Recordings …
Discussion: IP Democracy and TMZ.com
Medievaldragon / BlizzPlanet:
Diablo The Movie by Legendary Pictures Confirmed  —  Few weeks ago, a rumor circulated the net that Gary Whitta would be working with Legendary Pictures to develop a Diablo film.  The participation of Gary Whitta hasn't been confirmed, but surprise-surprise.
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 …
Charles / Channel 9:
Windows Live Platform Discussion with Koji Kato and Danny Thorpe  —  Windows Live is best known as a collection of end-user offerings - like Messenger, Spaces, Search, Hotmail and a whole bunch more.  It's also in the process of evolving into a platform.  Koji Kato and Danny Thorpe …
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BBC:
Blockbuster to focus on Blu-ray
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
No Microsoft-Ubuntu deal in the works, Canonical CEO says
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