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  • Holding On To Our Lunch Money
    I can't help but feel very badly for Jerry Yang these days. I don't know him -- but I'd bet he wasn't a bully growing up, but rather a pri ...
  • What Does AOL See In Sphere?
    "I'm starting to wonder if AOL is getting a little giddy about acquisitions," said The New York Times' Saul Hansell. Sphere, the Time Warner company's latest acquisition, which an executi ...
  • AOL Acquires Web Startup Sphere
    Last month it was Bebo, this month it's Sphere. Yep, AOL has reached into its pocketbook again to purchase yet another Web 2.0 startup. This time, the Time Warner compa ...
  • Antitrust Experts Weigh Yahoo Scenarios
    Legal experts say that a Yahoo-Google search alliance would probably run into more trouble with regulators in the U.S. and European Union than Microsoft buying the Web giant outright. Aar ...
  • Microsoft Favors Own Yahoo Bid To News Corp. Partnership
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  • Yahoo Board Meets; Google Calls On Quattrone For Advice, Taps Salesforce.com
    Yahoo's board of directors met Friday to discuss takeover bids, but did not make a decision on which option to pursue. Meanwhile, Frank Quattrone reportedly has been enlisted as advis ...
  • Yahoo Board to Meet; More Microsoft-News Corp. Details
    Yahoo's board of directors are set to meet today, but won't decide on anything until later next week when they've had a chance to iron out details of what ...
  • 'New World Order' in Advertising Up for Grabs
    Advertising executives are weighing in on the potentially landscape altering war over Yahoo. As Tim Hanlon, EVP of Publicis Group unit Denuo, says: "Nothing short of a new world ord ...
  • Yahoo Execs Loathe Potential AOL Deal
    Half-a-dozen Yahoo sources tell BoomTown's Kara Swisher that they're none too happy about the prospect of an AOL-Yahoo deal. Not only do they severely dislike the idea, they don't ev ...
  • Yahoo/Google Search: A Temporary Fix Or A Long-Term Problem?
    [Search] With Yahoo's directors meeting today to discuss alternatives to a Microsoft takeover, many insiders still believe a Microsoft deal, without News Corp., is the most likely eventual outcome. B ...
  • Microsoft: Yahoo-Google Deal Is Anticompetitive
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  • Microsoft-News Corp.-Yahoo To "Upend The Internet Landscape"
    The third piece of the Yahoo-Microsoft plot twist is the surprising entry of News Corporation as an ally in Microsoft's contested bid for the Web portal. The combination, which wou ...
  • Yahoo's Dance Card Fills With Suitors
    Yahoo and AOL are negotiating to combine their Internet operations, a move aimed at thwarting Microsoft's overtures to Yahoo, according to an unnamed source cited by The Wall Street Journal
  • Just An Online Minute... Another Wrinkle In MicroHoo Fracas: YaGoogle?
    From the moment Microsoft went public with its $31 a share bid for Yahoo on Feb. 1, it was obvious the online ad industry was about to undergo a maj ...
  • Yahoo's Dance Card Continues To Fill With Suitors
    Yahoo and Time Warner Inc.'s AOL are negotiating to combine their Internet operations, a move aimed at thwarting Microsoft's overtures to Yahoo, according to an unnamed source cited by T ...
  • 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-we ...
  • 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 improveme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Engin ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 off ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 sho ...
  • 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 unse ...
  • 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. Meanwhil ...
  • 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 h ...
  • 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 investme ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 porti ...