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8:45 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.
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 …
Discussion: ZDNet
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.
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! …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Live Notes from Yahoo Conference Call
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Turns to Yang
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Valleywag:
Obituary: Terry Semel's reign at Yahoo
CNET News.com:
Yahoo memo: Letter from Terry Semel to board of directors
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Yahoo: Old Wine, Old Label
Discussion: Valleywag
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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Opera Mini 4 beta now available
Discussion: Between the Lines and Matt Croydon
Bloomberg:
YouTube Starts Local Sites in Brazil, Japan, Europe (Update2)  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube, the most- popular video-sharing Web site, started nine local versions of the site in countries including Brazil, Japan and the U.K. to build its audience worldwide.  —  Local sites have also been introduced …
Discussion: The Utube Blog
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Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube makes international move
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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
Discussion: gSpy and Googlified
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
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