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  • Take That, Microsoft: Yahoo Begins Trial Of Google Service
    [Search] In the latest twist in its ongoing takeover battle with Microsoft, Yahoo said Wednesday it will begin a test running Google ads alongside Yahoo's own search results. The two-week ...
  • AOL: Running Out Of Time
    How much longer does AOL have to prove its worth before Time Warner shareholders revolt? Not long, says Jordon Posner of Matrix Asset Advisors. "It's important that they drive improvement ...
  • Is Microsoft Really Undervaluing Yahoo?
    Yahoo thinks Microsoft is undervaluing the company with its $44.6 billion offer, but Microsoft, citing the $10 boost Yahoo shares received the day the software giant took its bid to ...
  • Google, Microsoft And The Long, Slow Kill
    Microsoft better watch out, because Google is moving in for the long, slow kill. With a growing arsenal of Web-based services that includes Google Docs and now, Google App Engine, ...
  • Microsoft-Yahoo's Bigger Problem: Avoiding the Time Warner-AOL Trap
    Microsoft's hostile takeover of Yahoo has the potential to be the next decade's equivalent of the Time Warner-AOL merger. It is based on similarly formidable assumptions and issues, such as ...
  • Yahoo Digs In, Again Rejects Microsoft Offer
    Ratcheting up the tension in its takeover battle with Microsoft, Yahoo again rejected the software giant's acquisition offer Monday as too low. Yahoo reiterated its position that Microsoft's unsolicited offer ...
  • Critics Ask Senate Panel To Probe Google-DoubleClick Merger
    The Federal Trade Commission approved Google's merger with DoubleClick late last year, but critics of the deal continue to press their case that the acquisition should have been blocked. In ...
  • LBI Acquires Special Ops Media
    Further strengthening its U.S. position, European digital agency LBI International has acquired New York-based digital marketing and design shop Special Ops Media. LBI, which already owns New York interactive shops ...
  • Microsoft Sets April 26th Deadline For Yahoo Merger
    Microsoft on Saturday gave Yahoo three weeks (until April 26) to engage in merger negotiations and reach a deal--otherwise the company will reduce its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer and unseat ...
  • Google To Sell Performics, Eyes Expedia And Skype
    [Search] Putting questions about possible conflicts of interest to rest, Google announced Wednesday it will sell search marketing and optimization firm Performics, which it acquired as part of DoubleClick. Meanwhile, ...
  • Google Eyeing EBay's Skype
    Something big is afoot between Google and eBay's Skype, like a partnership or outright acquisition. There've been rumblings of a deal now for several weeks. Google's Product Management team has ...
  • Despite Economy, M&A Activity Thrives
    Mergers and acquisitions proceeded at a healthy clip in the first quarter of 2008--even with the economy looking shaky, according to figures from the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., an investment ...
  • Microsoft Not Budging On Yahoo Bid
    Rumblings in the blogosphere yesterday suggested that Microsoft was preparing to up its $31 per share offer for Yahoo, but Microsoft sources on Tuesday said there are no plans to ...
  • Let's Make A Deal--Or Else?!
    Many deal-makers appear to have traded their risk-taking sensibilities for bullying tactics in these opportunistic hard times, enough to prompt the question: Is this any way to do media de ...
  • Glam Media Quietly Scoops Up StyleMob
    [Online Publishing] Fashion and shopping e-publisher Glam Media quietly bought the street-fashion social media site StyleMob earlier this month. Last month, Glam raised another $84.6 million in financing, a portion ...
  • Clear Channel Is Portent Of Future TV Station Deals
    Broadcasters have to be wondering whether the threatened collapse of Clear Channel Communications' sale is unique to a weakened radio market, or if it portends valuation and funding problems for ...
  • Clear Channel Buyout: Not So Clear
    One of the largest private equity buyouts ever of a major media company appears to be in jeopardy, as Clear Channel Communications' suitors, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital ...
  • Alibaba Considers Yahoo Stake Purchase
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  • Papa Romano's To Scoop Up Stucci's Ice Cream
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  • What if Microsoft Bought Time Warner Instead
    Microsoft apparently wasn't too impressed with Yahoo's latest pronouncement that its rosy future warrants a bid of at least $40 per share, or $9 per share more than Microsoft's original ...
  • Ipsos Acquires Monroe Mendelsohn Research
    Ipsos has acquired 100% of Monroe Mendelsohn Research, a leading independent media, marketing and opinion research company in the U.S. ...
  • Aegis Touts Results, Gushes About Carat's Integration
    Top executives at Aegis Group spoke enthusiastically Wednesday about early results and future prospects for the merger of traditional buying shop Carat with its eponymous online counterpart. For Aegis globally ...
  • New Rules: Rich Bullies Feast On Bad News
    One thing became clear this week: Intelligent bullies with position and financial resources can opportunistically seize on bad news paralysis. Their objective--to leverage waning assets or those difficult to value ...
  • Airline Deals Less Likely As Economy Sours
    A day after pilots at Delta Air Lines created fresh doubt about a possible Delta hookup with Northwest Airlines, executives from Continental Airlines and Southwest Airlines said yesterday that they're ...
  • 360i Adds i33 Block To Its Building Of Full-Service Shop
    As was first reported by MediaPost on Monday, 360i has cemented its position as a full-service digital agency with the acquisition of Web design and social application specialist i33 ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Yahoo Makes Case For Bigger Takeover Bid
    Yahoo today publicly laid out its argument for why Microsoft's $44.6 billion takeover bid is too low. ...
  • DoubleClick Costs Google $3.24 Billion
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  • Analyst: Bebo Won't Fix AOL
    In a research note, UBS analyst Michael Morris warns that Time Warner's acquisition of Bebo won't necessarily fix AOL, which paid $850 million for the social network last Thursday. Morris ...
  • Schmidt: Microhoo Would "Break the Internet"
    Portfolio's Russ Mitchell scores a lengthy interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt in which he reflects on a variety of subjects, from the Microsoft-Yahoo deal to DoubleClick, Android, and of ...
  • Specific Media Acquires European Ad Network Adviva
    Specific Media, an independent online ad network, has acquired all the assets of Adviva, a display ad network in the United Kingdom. The acquisition marks Specific Media's entry into the ...