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12:40 PM ET, June 19, 2007

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Valleywag:
Speculation: Yahoo's botched coup  —  The Wall Street Journal hears two seemingly contradictory accounts of Terry Semel's departure from the Yahoo chief exec job.  One report: some directors were surprised by the emergency board phonecall, held on Sunday, at which the 64-year-old former studio boss resigned.
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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 …
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Named Chief Executive Officer
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
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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Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
YouTube Launches Nine Country Sites; UK, Brazil, Japan Included  —  At a Paris press conference, YouTube unveiled localized versions for Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Poland, Spain and the UK (Germany is missing).  Initially, the sites get translated homepages, search functions and interfaces.
Bloomberg:
YouTube Starts Local Sites in Brazil, Japan, Europe (Update2)
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan  —  NEW YORK —Without any sort of fanfare, AT&T Inc. has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, cheaper than any advertised plan.  —  The DSL, or digital subscriber line, plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T …
Discussion: Inquirer, Gearlog, UNEASYsilence and digg
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   AT&T launches $10 DSL it hopes no one signs up for
Marco / Consumerist:
Concessions: AT&T's Secret $10 DSL
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gadgetell and rexblog.com
Business Wire:
Google Launches RechargeIT Plug-In Hybrid Car Initiative and Unveils Solar Installation  —  Google.org to Fund More Than $10 Million to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. …
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New York Times:   Google and Utility to Test Hybrids That Sell Back Power
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google backs electric vehicles with $10M
Discussion: PSFK Trend: PSFK and 901am
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 …
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
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Prom Queen Finale: Suspense, Another Season, and a Few Pineapples
Discussion: Reel Pop
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Jawbone to be sold alongside iPhone
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Video games hidden in the grooves of LPs
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Kotaku
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Zune Marketplace to get MTV, VH1, and CMT content?
Business Wire:
Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth Product in Great Britain …
Techgage News:
Todays Deals! Top Five Amarok Tips
Discussion: Inquirer, VentureBeat and digg
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Hack: Build your own cap table
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Analysts skeptical of AMD outsourcing plan
Discussion: The Tech Report and Inquirer