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  • Wasserstein To Acquire Cygnus
    According to Folio:, sources say a verbal agreement has been reached between Penton Media parent Wasserstein & Co. and ABRY Partners to acquire Cygnus Business Media. ...
  • WPP Gets U.S. Approval To Acquire TNS
    WPP Group says it has received U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed acquisition of U.K. marketing and media researcher Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS). On April 9, WPP made a form ...
  • Yahoo Spent $36 Million on Microhoo
    The Associated Press reports that Yahoo shelled out $36 million in the first half of '08 to outside advisers to help the company sort through the Micro-hoo mess and t ...
  • Nielsen Reports Mostly Strong Quarter, Discloses IAG Details
    Nielsen Co., the world's largest media and marketing research organization, this morning reported strong results for the second quarter of 2008, despite a tepid growth in the industries it service ...
  • Ad Boon: Centro Acquires RealCities.com
    Centro has acquired RealCities' assets from McClatchy, the online display ad service announced today. The move will increase the scale of its offerings and make buying local online media easi ...
  • Where's Next YouTube? VC Spirit Flies Under The Radar
    Venture capital firms are locked and loaded, and engaged in target shooting. Hitting the bull's-eye will be challenging until valuations, revenue flow and the stock market settle down, paving t ...
  • Marketers: Microhoo Would Have Been Good For Search
    Online marketers aren't happy with the way the Microhoo saga played out. According to Cnet's Stefanie Olsen, it's not Yahoo remaining independent of Microsoft that's so disappointing; rather, it's Goog ...
  • Bebo Write Down Looms For Time Warner
    AOL, which continues to weigh down Time Warner's stock and may soon be sold, could be forced to write down its recent acquisition of Bebo, says Silicon Alley Insider's Pet ...
  • Can A Potential Yahoo, Microsoft Marriage Be Saved?
    The ball is now in Microsoft's court to resume a Yahoo search deal or merger. Time Warner is completing plans to spin off the dial-up access and other ancillary business ...
  • Google Deal Catapults Publicis To Top Of Search Market
    The acquisition of search marketing firm Performics from Google catapults Publicis Groupe's burgeoning digital marketing services organization to either No. 1, or a close No. 2 behind rival WPP Group ...
  • Perfomics Sale Sheds One Google Concern, Raises Another: Its Relationship With Publicis
    Google's divestiture of Performics will help the search giant look more like a friend than an enemy to big Madison Avenue shops, but it clearly will make it friendlier ...
  • Comcast To Buy Daily Candy
    Comcast Corp. says it will buy Daily Candy, a fashion and culture newsletter service, for $125 million. Daily Candy reaches a particularly coveted demographic, as most of its 2.5 milli ...
  • Yahoo Investor Hires Auditor To Verify Voting Results
    BoomTown author Kara Swisher reports that prior to last Friday's shareholder meeting, Capital Research & Management recommended that Yahoo withhold votes from CEO Jerry Yang and various other board member ...
  • CraveOnline Acquires MyAnimeList Social Network
    CraveOnline, the AtomicOnline-owned men's lifestyle network, has acquired anime and manga social network MyAnimeList. Along with an active and engaged audience, MyAnimeList is free of the pirated content that h ...
  • Miller Denied Yahoo Seat By Time Warner
    Ex-AOL CEO Jonathan Miller appeared to have all but locked-down a seat on Yahoo's board until Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes stepped in to thwart the plan. Miller's nomination, whi ...
  • Yahoo Shareholders Support Board
    The Yahoo board on Friday easily won the support of most of its shareholders, as officials served up "a spirited defense" of the Web giant's strategy, according to Dow Jon ...
  • WPP Makes Formal Offer For TNS
    WPP Friday made a formal written offer to acquire U.K.-based marketing and media researcher TNS for $3.40 in cash, plus 0.1889 shares of WPP stock for each share of T ...
  • AOL Folds Tacoda Into Platform-A, Prepares For Dial-Up Separation
    AOL announced Friday that it is folding Tacoda into its Ad.com/Platform A division. The well-known ad network company, founded by Dave Morgan and recently bought by AOL, offers relatively hi ...
  • Yahoo Board Members Re-elected
    Yahoo's incumbent board members were re-elected Friday without strong resistance at the Web portal's annual meeting as shareholders expressed little outrage over the company's rejection of a $47.5 million takeov ...
  • MySpace Shareholder Suit To Go To Trial
    A federal judge recently ruled against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the execs that sold MySpace parent Intermix to News Corp. for $580 million in 2005. Apparently, shareholde ...
  • Icahn Boycotts Yahoo Shareholder Meeting, Rips 'Wall Street Journal'
    Soon-to-be-named Yahoo board member Carl Icahn on Thursday excoriated the news media -- and The Wall Street Journal in particular -- in a series of blog posts, while declaring th ...
  • Wunderman Picks Up Russian Digital Shop
    WPP's Wunderman has snapped up Actis Systems, a Moscow-based digital shop that has developed campaigns for clients including Microsoft, MTV and VimpelCom. It's the third overseas agency that Wunderman h ...
  • Google Acquires Video Editing Service For YouTube
    In a rare acquisition, Google's YouTube acquired startup Omnisio, a service that lets users edit videos. Omnisio lets users extract sections of video clips found on YouTube, Google Video ...
  • Pickens Rips Into Yahoo Over Microhoo Handling
    Oil baron and billionaire investor, T. Boone Pickens, dug into Yahoo's management for failing to sell all or part of the company to Microsoft Corp. Pickens bought 10 million Yah ...
  • Interpublic Reports Strong Results, Expansion In Mid East, Northern Africa
    Interpublic this morning announced strong second quarter results and a major expansion in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The parent company of Initiative and Universal McCann reported revenue ...
  • State Lawmaker Urges Probe Of Yahoo/Google Deal
    A state lawmaker in California is urging the attorney general's office to investigate Yahoo's search pact with Google. "The impact of such potential market concentration--in both internet search and sear ...
  • Crawford Dissent Keeps Yang On Edge
    Somehow, in the midst of the Microhoo mess, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has managed to keep his job, withstanding months of shareholder ire over the botched deal, and even outlasti ...
  • Wayward Microsoft
    Let's not underestimate the significance of the botched Microhoo deal on the future of Microsoft's business, says Ars Technica contributor Don Reisinger. Microsoft thinks its future is online, but witho ...
  • Is Satellite-TV Merger in the Wings?
    With a duopoly in satellite radio getting regulatory approval, Wall Street is pondering if the next development will be a satellite-TV duopoly of Dish Network and DirecTV. Sanford C. Bernste ...
  • Microsoft-Facebook Pact Won't Change A Thing
    A search advertising partnership with Facebook is the latest trick up Microsoft's sleeve in the software giant's repeated attempt to try and steal search market share from Google. As T ...