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  • Yahoo Snubs Microsoft With Delaying Tactic
    Expect hostility now that Yahoo on Wednesday decided to extend its deadline for nominating a new board of directors to March 14. The move buys CEO Jerry Yang more ti ...
  • Ready For A Duopoly?
    Last week started off with a pretty extraordinary annual meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Phoenix. Not only were most of the major players in our industry there ...
  • AOL Steps Up Yahoo Talks
    The Wall Street Journal (link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120468830515212763.html?mod=technology_main_whats_news) reports that Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL have taken merger discussions to the next level, and that AOL is now preparing a proposal th ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Yahoo Buys Time
    Giving itself some breathing room, Yahoo today said it amended its bylaws to extend the deadline for nominating directors. "The amendment will give stockholders who want to nominate one ...
  • Report: Yahoo, Time Warner Pursue Microsoft Alternative
    Yahoo has accelerated talks with Time Warner to be a potential white knight to fend off its hostile $41 billion takeover by Microsoft Corp., reports The Wall Street Journal. Accordi ...
  • Market Research Firm TNS Acquires Compete
    Enhancing its digital capabilities, market research firm TNS has acquired Web measurement service Compete for $75 million. TNS will use the clickstream data from Compete's panel of 2 million Intern ...
  • Microsoft Eyes Salesforce.com?
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  • Yahoo Deal Would Be Boon For News Corp.
    A Microsoft-Yahoo takeover still looks inevitable, but the News Corp.-Yahoo rumors refuse to die. On Thursday RBC Capital markets analyst David Bank said Rupert Murdoch and co. could come o ...
  • Inside The Innovation Myth
    I'm glad to find someone else who hasn't bought into the "innovation" mythos. Thanks to [writer Mark Simon] for this clear-headed detailing of how Microsoft and Google became so success ...
  • Google to Bid for Yahoo Stake?
    TechCrunch has the hot rumor of the day: Google is apparently far more scared of a Microsoft-Yahoo merger than previously thought and could be preparing an offer to purchase 15- ...
  • Report: FTC Chair To Step Down
    Federal Trade Commission chair Deborah Platt Majoras plans to step down, TheDeal.com and The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday evening. Majoras was criticized late last year when she refused ...
  • Report: AKQA, Aegis In Talks With i-Level
    In what could be the next significant deal to acquire a digital advertising shop, London-based i-Level is in talks with both AKQA and Aegis Group's Isobar unit, reports Marketing Week
  • Clear Channel To Cut Price Of TV Group
    Clear Channel Communications will cut the price of its television group by $100 million to hang on to deal with a private-equity firm, according to insiders. Clear Channel and Providen ...
  • What Else Could Microsoft Buy for $40 Billion?
    Analysts and investors continue to be bearish about the prospect of Microsoft paying $40 billion-plus for Web giant Yahoo. The two companies are locked in a pricing standoff that's n ...
  • Microsoft Exec: Duopoly 'Better Than A Monopoly'
    PHOENIX -- An acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft would serve to make online advertising more -- not less -- competitive, according to Brian McAndrews, until recently the CEO of aQuanti ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 wi ...
  • 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 fr ...
  • 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 h ...
  • 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 t ...
  • 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. Yah ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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," addi ...
  • 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 "substantial ...