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  • Acquisition Strengthens Innovation Interactive's Global Footprint
    Innovation Interactive has acquired behavioral targeting provider Netmining NV to build out its product offering and expand around the globe. The acquisition gives Innovation Interactive reach into Europe. It al ...
  • Google SEC Filing Reveals DoubleClick's Price Tag
    Google sold DoubleClick's Performics SEM division to Publicis for $53 million in cash in August 2008, according to a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that posted Friday. T ...
  • Ballmer: Sorry Jerry, We've 'Moved On'
    Following CEO Jerry Yang's reassertion that Yahoo would sell to Microsoft "at the right price," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer replied that the world's largest software maker has "moved on." Speaki ...
  • Yahoo-AOL Talks Delayed
    What's taking the Yahoo-AOL merger so long to materialize? As Kara Swisher points out, two massive obstacles are now out of the way -- the breakdown of the Yahoo-Google de ...
  • Whither Yahoo?
    Following the dissolution of Yahoo's search partnership with Google, BoomTown writer Kara Swisher, who is not one to mince her words, proclaims that Yahoo is now "in the midst ...
  • Yahoo CEO To Microsoft: Let's Talk
    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang says he is willing to sell his company to Microsoft if the software maker returns to the bargaining table, according to The Associated Press. "To th ...
  • Google, Yahoo Scrap Search Deal
    Google and Yahoo announced this morning that they are abandoning attempts to overcome the objections of antitrust regulators and customers who believed the search alliance would give Google too mu ...
  • Yahoo-Google Deal Revised To Appease Regulators
    Amid mounting pressure from U.S. regulators, Google and Yahoo have revised the terms of their proposed search agreement, which includes shortening the length of the partnership to two years fr ...
  • Microsoft Benefits From Inaction
    Say what you want about Microsoft's online efforts, SAI's Henry Blodget says the software giant has been the hands-down winner of the latest round of the Web Wars. The company ...
  • Yahoo, AOL Continue Courtship Rituals
    Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL unit continue to discuss a possible merger, a person familiar with the talks told Reuters on Wednesday. The two companies are looking at each other ...
  • Atomic Online's SheKnows Acquires BabyHold
    AtomicOnline's SheKnows.com has added BabyHold.com to its stable. BabyHold provides parenting and baby name resources for expectant mothers on the Web. The site has a community of mothers-to-be who a ...
  • Johnson & Johnson Adds HealthMedia
    Marking the first step toward a broad heath and wellness information Web resource for employers, Johnson & Johnson has acquired HealthMedia, an online health counselor and Web intervention provider. Financia ...
  • Market To Media Cos: Let's Make A Deal
    Unusual circumstances, painfully low stock prices and a latent need to rearrange the media landscape could contribute to a new wave of deal-making. The self-funded opportunists are beginning to g ...
  • Akamai Drops $95 Million For Ad Network Acerno
    Content delivery giant Akamai Technologies has reached an agreement to acquire ad network acerno for $95 million in cash. With the approval of acerno's stockholders, the deal is expected ...
  • WebMD, HLTH Corp. Call Off Merger
    WebMD Health Corp. and parent company HLTH Corp. have pulled the plug on their planned merger, citing recent turmoil in the financial markets. The companies' boards concluded that each si ...
  • Brands Seem Secondary To General Motors And Chrysler Talks
    When we last left the report of merger talks between General Motors and Chrysler, it seemed that the naysayers -- mostly analysts on the sidelines -- had the upper han ...
  • Ballmer Comment Reignites Microsoft/Yahoo Rumors
    The stock market is no stranger to volatility right now, but one stock got a peculiar dose of it yesterday following remarks by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Speaking at ...
  • Omniture Acquires Mercado Assets For $6.5 Million
    Omniture this morning announced a deal to acquire certain assets of Mercado, a leading search and merchandising solution provider, for $6.5 million in cash and the assumption of related liabilitie ...
  • Mindshare Shares Two New Minds: Michaelides, Bednash
    In an effort to accelerate its creative and strategic thinking, WPP's Mindshare unit has acquired an agency regarded as the pioneer in the field of, well, thinking out of t ...
  • Clarification: United Online Won't Buy AOL Access Biz
    In the MediaDailyNews "On Media" story titled "Maybe It's Time For An AOL/Yahoo Alliance" on Oct. 7, EarthLink and United Online were among the companies said to be potential buye ...
  • Outsized: Fuelcast Merges With Bhootan
    There is more consolidation in the digital out-of-home category. Gas station advertiser Fuelcast has announced a merger with Bhootan, which operates a network of digital displays in various retail location ...
  • Aegis Takes Sustainability Seriously, Adds Clownfish To Isobar
    Aegis Group this morning said it acquired Clownfish, a London-based marketing communications consultancy specializing in corporate and brand sustainability. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Aegis said Clownfi ...
  • Look Out, WebMD: Revolution Health, Waterfront Merge
    Seeking to dethrone WebMD as the top online health property, Revolution Health Network and Waterfront Media, which owns the Everyday Health Network, have agreed to merge in a deal valu ...
  • Media Deal-Making Slows To a Crawl
    The pace of new media deals has slowed to a near stop this year as economic upheaval has held up transactions dependent on outside financing, says investment bank Jordan, Edmisto ...
  • Online Health Merger Could Threaten WebMD Dominance
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  • Financial Crisis, Ad Slowdown Hit Media Mergers: M&A Proves MIA
    Even before the official meltdown of the U.S. investment and commercial banking industries, the combined effects of an advertising slowdown, coupled with underlying issues in the banking and debt marketplace ...
  • DOJ Asked To Shadow Google-Yahoo Search Ad Proposal
    The chairman of the Senate antitrust subcommittee is asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize Yahoo's plan to outsource some search ads to Google and to monitor the deal ...
  • Clearspring Touts Acquisition As 'Launch Pad'
    Widget syndicator Clearspring Technologies today is expected to announce the acquisition of bookmarking and content-sharing widget maker AddThis. Jay Rappaport, Clearspring president and chief operating officer, called it a "multi-milli ...
  • Decker's 'Sensible And Straightforward' Yahoogle Defense
    Yahoo, thus far, has been curiously quiet about the search partnership with Google that has drawn so much attention from Washington, the media, and various ad industry groups. Indeed, Goog ...
  • Report: Yahoo To Pursue AOL
    The Financial Times reports that Yahoo's board has cleared the way for a fresh round of merger negotiations with Time Warner's AOL. The decision came as Yahoo welcomed activist invest ...