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5:05 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 …
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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! …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Digital Daily
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call  —  1:51 PM Jerry opens things up, but Terry is on the call.  —  1:52 PM Jerry turns to Terry.  If this keeps happening I will have typos galore.  Semel is saying nice things about Jerry Yang and Sue Decker.  As an aside, no sign of that Filo guy.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?
Discussion: ZDNet
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   Yahoo: Old Wine, Old Label
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo's Terry Semel Quits
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Yahoo CEO Semel steps down, Yang takes over
Dana Cimilluca / Deal Journal:
Parsing the Yahoo Release: Deal or No Deal?
Valleywag:   Yahoo: The Terry Semel discount: $4bn
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Semel Resigns as Chief Amid Google's Gains (Update2)
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 …
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Silcon 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 …
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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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Massive Web attack gains momentum
Discussion: TechSpot News
websense.com:
Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Large scale European Web Attack
Discussion: IT
New York Times:
Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power  —  Google and Pacific Gas & Electric have unveiled their vision of a future in which cars and trucks are partly powered by the country's electric grids, and vice versa.  —  The companies displayed on Monday six Toyota Prius …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Wire
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
NBC Universal Rattling Saber Over Piracy  —  American companies are teaming up to take on the pirates, and the rhetoric from intellectual property rights holders at the networks and studios is getting dire.  —  In a document filed with the FCC on the issue of network neutrality on Friday …
Discussion: dslreports.com
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
NBC wants more ISPs to spy on users, reform Safe Harbor
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
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.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Tech[dot]Blog
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
Phishers and Malware authors beware!  —  Posted by Brian Rakowski and Garrett Casto, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Malware Teams  —  OK, so it might be a little early to declare victory, but we're excited about the Safe Browsing API we launched today.  It provides a simple mechanism …
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) …
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.
 
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