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Top Web News Stories @ WM Share: Week Ending 6/22/07

Posted on 6.21.2007

The following are the top voted Web news stories on for the week ending July 22, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important at

Yahoo co-founder Yang to replace Semel as CEO
Yahoo Inc. on Monday tapped co-founder Jerry Yang to replace Chief Executive Terry Semel, bowing to investor pressure as the Internet media company has failed to keep up with rival Google Inc.

Online Sales Lose Steam
Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent over all. But in the last year, growth has slowed sharply in major sectors like books, tickets and office supplies.

Report: News Corp. may swap MySpace for Yahoo stake
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is discussing swapping social networking website MySpace for a 25% stake in Yahoo, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

Microsoft to change Vista after Google complaint
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to modify its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint that its computer search function put Google Inc. and other potential rivals at a disadvantage, the Justice Department and Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Worldwide Expansion of Google Pay-Per-Action (CPA) Beta
Google announced today that they expanded the Google Pay-Per-Action beta program to include beta testers around the world. As of today are willing advertisers and publishers outside the United States able to participate and apply for a beta account.

Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 Hits Primetime
The Internet on the mobile phone will take another big step forward with the launch of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 in general availability in the US and the availability of localized beta versions in 13 countries on Friday.

eBay attempts to welcome back store owners
After making a series of decisions that frustrated some merchants, eBay is wooing store owners.

Meredith Acquires Health Search Engine Healia
Meredith Corp. has acquired Healia, a consumer health search engine, as part of its strategy to expand reach in the women’s health market and to increase its online content.

'Italian Job' Web Attack Sweeping the 'Net
Online criminals have launched a widespread Web attack that has turned tens of thousands of legitimate Web sites into weapons, security vendors said Monday.

Google wins Internet content license in China
Google Inc. has won preliminary approval from Beijing to provide Internet content in China, the firm said on Wednesday, potentially allowing it to offer news in the world's second-largest Internet market.

Skype releases version 1.4 beta
Voice-over-IP is fast becoming one of the most important tools for the internet-savvy. There are only two technologies that are worth looking at, i.e., the SIP-standards based services and Skype, a P2P technology.

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