Yahoo's Jerry Yang appears to be facing even more of an uphill battle to fend off Microsoft than originally thought. Some of the company's board members, including Chairman Roy Bostock, are among those who are pressing for a merger, according to the New York Post.
Confronted with yet another privacy debacle, Facebook this week revised its site to make it easier for members to delete their profiles.
The Federal Trade Commission isn't the only group turning its attention to behavioral targeting. The Council of Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division also is casting an eye on interactive targeting techniques, senior vice president Andrea Levine said this morning at an Association of National Advertisers Conference.
With all the recent talk of stopping piracy via filters that would automatically block copyrighted content, it's sometimes lost that entertainment companies themselves don't always object to users posting portions of their clips.
Free Wi-Fi in urban areas is becoming a lot more available today thanks to Starbucks, which just announced it will start offering all customers up to two hours of Internet access at no charge.
Yahoo's board will meet today to consider Microsoft's offer for the company, Techcrunch reports. While the board might try to hold out for more money, or attempt to avoid a Microsoft merger by partnering with Google, many pundits are predicting Yahoo will ultimately capitulate.
The House of Representatives could vote today on an education bill that includes provisions aimed at decreasing piracy on campuses.
A little over a year ago, Revver was making headlines as the video-sharing site friendly to both Hollywood and marketers. But today, the faltering company is shopping itself around, according to CNET.
The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent tracking site that lets users search for files that are available for sharing, is facing a battle on at least two fronts. A Danish court this week ordered a Denmark Internet service provider, Tele2 Denmark, to block the site. That order came just days after four people behind the ad-supported site were arrested in Sweden for promoting copyright infringement.
Now that Microsoft has put Yahoo in play with a $44.6 billion bid for the company, Google is ratcheting up the anti-Redmond rhetoric, arguing that Microsoft's antitrust history is reason alone to be wary of a deal.