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8:10 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
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 …
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! …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Silicon 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 …
Reuters:
Yahoo boss steps down  —  Yahoo! co-founders Jerry Yang (centre) and David Filo (right) pose with chief executive Terry Semel in 2005.  —  Yahoo on Monday replaced Chief Executive Terry Semel with its co-founder Jerry Yang, bowing to investor pressure as the internet media company has fallen behind web search leader Google.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?  —  news analysis Thirteen years ago, Jerry Yang was working on his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University when he and fellow student David Filo created "Jerry Yang's Guide to the World Wide Web."  —  They left school to turn …
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call
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Valleywag:
Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
Discussion: Digital Daily
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:   Yahoo: Old Wine, Old Label
CNET News.com:
Yahoo memo: Letter from Terry Semel to board of directors
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Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Semel out as Yahoo! CEO
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Massive Web attack gains momentum  —  Over the weekend thousands of legitimate English-language Italian Web sites fell victim to one line of code.  Taking advantage of the trust the users have in the sites they visit, the malicious code silently re-directs browsers via Javascript to servers containing a variety of drive-by exploits.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Large scale European Web Attack
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Will / IntoMobile:
Opera Mini 4 (Dimension) sneak preview - what to expect!  —  The Opera Mini 4 (Dimension) beta program is just hours away from going live and we have a sneak peak for your viewing pleasure!  We're having a hard time containing ourselves, so we'll just go right ahead and let you in on all the details.
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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.
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Press Day 2007 Agenda
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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 …
Open Parenthesis:
Davenport v. McAfee: Can we get any disagreement?  —  I kicked off my Enterprise 2.0 experience this morning by attending the much ballyhood "smackdown" between Harvard Business School professor Andrew McAfee and Babson professor Tom Davenport (see Davenport v. McAfee update or the coverage on Social Computing Magazine).
Luke O'Brien / Threat Level:
Appeals Court Says Feds Need Warrants to Search E-Mail  —  A federal appeals court on Monday issued a landmark decision (.pdf) that holds that e-mail has similar constitutional privacy protections as telephone communications, meaning that federal investigators who search …
Discussion: Techdirt and Identity Woman
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Crazy Egg Luanches Confetti  —  I don't often blog about analytics but as some of you may know I am deeply involved in the space because I am one of the owners of Crazy Egg.  In the past I blogged about it and why it is useful for website owners and today we just launched a feature called confetti …
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 …
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 …
Benny / 4 color rebellion:
The Legend of Zelda: The Blog of Blogging  —  A blogger named "Grownup Gamer" is putting a new spin on the typical videogame blog by making his way through the entire Legend of Zelda series and documenting the entire thing.  Grownup Gamer is going through the Zelda games chronologically …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
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
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.
 
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