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12:30 PM ET, June 19, 2007

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Shakeup: Why Now?  Yahoo Execs Talk; Decker: No More Division Heads  —  Note: Full audio of the call can be downloaded from the link below.  —  The analysts/investors' call is underway and Terry Semel is framing that answer as a personal decision as much as a personnel decision …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Yahoo investors, and others, make noise on the Web
Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Turns to Yang
Discussion: LiveSide
Reuters:
Yahoo boss steps down
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Shakeup: The Meaning Of Is
Discussion: Valleywag, BoomTown and Digital Daily
Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube makes international move  —  YouTube has announced international versions of its web video service.  —  The video site, owned by Google, has launched nine versions across Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Discussion: WebProNews and Bloggers Blog
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marketwirecanada.com:
SOURCE: YouTube  —  YouTube Launches Local Sites in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK  —  YouTube, LLC, operator of the world's most popular online video community to discover, watch and share originally created content, today announced that it is going international.
Bloomberg:
YouTube Starts Local Sites in Brazil, Japan, Europe (Update2)
Discussion: The Utube Blog
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 …
iDefense Public Vulnerability Disclosures:
Cerulean Studios Trillian UTF-8 Word Wrap Heap Overflow Vulnerability  —  I. BACKGROUND  —  Trillian is a multi-protocol chat application that supports IRC, ICQ, AIM and MSN protocols.  More information can be found on the vendor's site at the following URL.  —  II. DESCRIPTION
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Register
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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Site Downtime / New Features  —  Hey everyone - quick post to let you know that in the midst of going live with some back-end upgrades as well as our new comments system, the site has had a longer than expected outage tonight.  We're deep into the fixes and should have them done soon.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets Real Threaded Comment System
Discussion: Mashable!
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
HP acquires SPI Dynamics  —  HP today announced its acquisition of SPI Dynamics.  The company specializes in Web application security; and SPI Dynamics' technology is already integrated with HP Quality Center software.  —  According to HP, the acquisition adds quality management services …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
AT&T launches $10 DSL it hopes no one signs up for  —  AT&T has quietly begun offering DSL service for $10 per month for new customers.  Offered as part of the concessions the telecom made to the Federal Communications Commission in order to gain approval for its merger with BellSouth …
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Marco / Consumerist:
Concessions: AT&T's Secret $10 DSL
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gadgetell and rexblog.com
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.
Sean / Community Group Therapy:
Customer Service Hell!!  T-Mobile...Hot Spot?  NOT!!!  —  "Stick Together"  —  The Irony is coming - read on!!  —  I can't believe it!!!  Over the past few months I've launched a blog all about the power and value of the customer voice in the web 2.0 world.
Opera:
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.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Feds Need A Warrant To Search Email  —  Remember just last week we were looking at a court case that was trying to work out whether social networking messages were more private than email?  Well, now a federal appeals court has strengthened the privacy of good old email as well.
Discussion: Threat Level and Identity Woman
Variety:
HBO's digital shifts  —  Top execs leaving after consolidation  —  Several of HBO's top digital execs have ankled as the company is consolidating operations in its New York headquarters under its new leadership.  —  Digital initiatives prexy Jim Moloshok, business development VP John Penney …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
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 …
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, but...you 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 …
Joshua Zumbrun / Washington Post:
Small-Screen 'Prom Queen' Clicks With Online Audience  —  Whenever the season finale of a show has guns, pills, a crazy assistant principal, at least one knife and an auditorium full of improbably attractive teenagers in prom gowns and tuxes, you know it's going to be "good," at least in the sense that …
Discussion: Daily Feed and NewTeeVee
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Hack: Build your own cap table … A capitalization table shows you who owns what in your company.  It lists the company's shareholders and their shares.  —  You can build your very own Series A cap table with this Excel spreadsheet: … And here's a screencast that walks you through the spreadsheet:
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Companies Hang Up on Apple's iPhone  —  Workers Beseech Employers  —  To Add Device, but IT Units  —  Cite Email Incompatibility  —  While millions of consumers are eagerly anticipating Apple Inc.'s launch of its iPhone next week, Bill Caraher is bracing for the worst.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and The Apple Core
 
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Video games hidden in the grooves of LPs
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Tim Arango / Fortune:
Dark horse in the Dow Jones fight
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Analysts skeptical of AMD outsourcing plan
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