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  • Take-Two Rejects EA's $2 Billion Takeover Bid
    [Gaming] Take-Two Interactive Software, parent company of Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from Electronic Arts (EA). EA proposed to ...
  • Laredo Group Acquires LearningCraft
    The Laredo Group has acquired LearningCraft, LLC, a company that specializes in Media Development Training, including how to use the latest interactive technologies such as Flash 8 and CS3 and ...
  • Microsoft Reassures Yahoo Workers
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  • Microsoft's "Brilliant Steps" To Remake Itself
    Microsoft is "taking brilliant steps to remake itself." Fortune says the decisions both to buy Yahoo and to open its software up to greater interoperability represent a "critical moment in ...
  • Internal Microsoft Email Reveals Details Of Proposed Yahoo Acquisition
    [Portals] Microsoft has not given up on its plan to acquire Yahoo, a company executive told employees in an email on Friday. "If and when Yahoo agrees to proceed with ...
  • Ball Bounces Out Of Microsoft's Court
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  • WebMD Merges With Parent
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  • Yahoos React to Severance Plan
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  • Report: Yahoo Keen On FIM Deal
    Yahoo wants so badly to avoid a Microsoft takeover (or at least, avoid a takeover at $29 per share) that the Web company has enlisted four or five executives from ...
  • Microsoft May Lose Yahoo Talent As Hostility Grows
    Microsoft chairman Bill Gates indicated that Yahoo's engineering talent was one of the main reasons his company lodged a $45 billion bid for the Web giant (although that bid has ...
  • HSW International Trims Fat, Gets $18.4 Million In Financing
    HSW International is set to spin off the remaining two of its non-core businesses and gain $18.4 million in new funding from Eastern Advisors, LLC in the process. Once the ...
  • Alibaba, Softbank and Micro-hoo
    As it turns out, Alibaba will have a seat at the Yahoo negotiating table as the Web giant continues to resist a $41 billion (and shrinking) takeover from Microsoft. Yahoo ...
  • Microsoft Feels Proxy Pressure, Too
    Investors have plunged Microsoft's stock 14 percent since the company announced its intention to acquire Yahoo. The original cash and stock offer of $31 per share has now dropped to ...
  • Gates: Microsoft Won't Raise Yahoo Offer
    Microsoft's Bill Gates says "there's nothing new" vis-à-vis the software giant's Yahoo offer: "We've sent our letter and we've reinforced that we consider that it's a very fair offer," adding ...
  • Asian Holdings Could Unlock Value for Yahoo
    In rejecting Microsoft last week, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang cited the company's investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan as one of the reasons Microsoft's offer of $31 per share "substantially ...
  • Yahoo-AOL No Microsoft Alternative
    The London Telegraph (link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/02/17/cnaol117.xml) says Yahoo's merger talks with AOL have improved after Yahoo advisers held talks with the Time Warner company last week, although the paper warns that ...
  • News Corp./Yahoo: Display Ad Powerhouse
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  • Just An Online Minute... Board Members Split On MicroHoo
    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, ...
  • Microsoft's Yahoo Alternatives
    The chances of Yahoo accomplishing a Micro-hoo alternative are slim, which means that Yahoo is simply floating these alternatives to get Microsoft to up its $31 per share bid to ...
  • Analysts Skeptical About Yahoo-News Corp. Deal
    Analysts have responded skeptically to yesterday's news that Yahoo is exploring a possible deal with News Corp. in lieu of Microsoft's bid for the company, which is now valued at ...
  • WPP Acquires Web Design Shop
    WPP Group this morning said it acquired a 75% stake in Web design and development agency, HeathWallace Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
  • Yahoo, News Corp. Reportedly In A Huddle
    Reports that Yahoo is discussing a major deal with News Corp. in the face of Microsoft's acquisition attempt spread through the tech blogosphere Wednesday. A purported deal would spin off ...
  • Headhunters Swarm Yahoo Campus
    Yahoo "seems to be coming apart at the seems" said Bruce Brown, managing partner of recruiting firm Daversa Partners, amid the turmoil created by Microsoft's $45 billion bid for the ...
  • Google (Probably) Buys Bebo for $1 Billion
    Rumors circulated the blogosphere last week that Bebo, the Web's No. 3 social network with a 1.18 percent market share according to Hitwise, was in talks to be acquired for ...
  • Yahoo/News Corp. Deal a Real Possibility
    Two sources tell the blog that News Corp. and Yahoo are discussing some kind of transaction ("or at least the appearance of one"). It's unclear how serious the negotiations are. ...
  • Yahoo Acquires Maven, Claims Online Video Dominance
    Yahoo, which is trying to fend off a hostile takeover by Microsoft, this morning, announced a takeover of its own, the acquisition of Maven Networks, a major player in the ...
  • Microhoo Turns Ugly, Deal Still Expected
    The battle for Yahoo's independent future is getting ugly. The playground-like war of words between Microsoft and Yahoo has escalated. In response to Yahoo's rejection of the $45 billion bid ...
  • Yahoo's Board Deems Microsoft Offer Too Low
    Yahoo's Board of Directors, which met on Friday, have deemed Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6 billion acquisition offer as too low, according to several news reports citing unnamed sources. Yahoo's board intends ...
  • Yahoo's Day of Reckoning
    Exactly one week after Microsoft's proposed $45 billion acquisition, Yahoo's board is now ready to make a decision, sources say. A board meeting held later today will decide the future ...
  • Aegis Rallies Amid Renewed Bollore Speculation, May Be 'Illinformed'
    Shares of Aegis Group have begun a modest rally amid renewed speculation that French financier and ardent suitor Vincent Bollore is drawing up new plans to make a bid to ...