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11:50 AM 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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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 …
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
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Shakeup: The Meaning Of Is
Discussion: BoomTown, Valleywag and Digital Daily
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Named Chief Executive Officer
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Is Yang right to run Yahoo?
Discussion: Breakout Performance and BoomTown
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.
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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
Discussion: Search Engine Land, gSpy and Googlified
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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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
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!
Business Wire:
HP to Acquire SPI Dynamics, Strengthening Capabilities in Application Quality Management  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SPI Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of web application security assessment software …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:   HP acquires SPI Dynamics
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Pocket PC Thoughts
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 …
Discussion: IP Democracy and The Media Age
 
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Variety:
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Dark horse in the Dow Jones fight
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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Analysts skeptical of AMD outsourcing plan
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New York Times:
Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power
Discussion: VentureBeat and Business Wire
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