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  • Yahoo Less Than A Month From Next Exodus
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  • WPP Turns Hostile, Mounts $2.1 Billion Bid For TNS
    After three-months of friendly attempts to acquire U.K. marketing research giant TNS, WPP Group this morning mounted a hostile $2.13 billion offer that, if accepted by shareholders, would block ...
  • M&A Volume Down In First Half of '08
    The volume of media industry mergers and acquisitions fell sharply in the first half of 2008 compared to previous years, according to the Jordan Edmiston Group. Between the first ha ...
  • Weather.com 'Secret Weapon' In NBCU Deal
    In acquiring The Weather Channel for $3.5 billion, NBC Universal may get even more than it paid for via weather.com, the cable network's Web site. Weather.com has a "secret weapo ...
  • Wunderman Gets Cooking With Designkitchen
    WPP's Wunderman has added another interactive agency with a Web 2.0 name to its roster. This time it's Designkitchen, a Chicago-based shop that specializes in Web design, content development a ...
  • Moonves vs. Zucker: Contrasts In Media Styles
    As media companies frantically seek to re-invent themselves, two industry chiefs--Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, and Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal--offer telling contrasts. WSJ blogger Evan Newmark says Moonv ...
  • Major Yahoo Shareholder To Back Microsoft, Icahn
    Microsoft claims it will be ready to restart Yahoo acquisition talks only if shareholders embrace Carl Icahn's proxy slate at the company's Aug. 1 shareholder meeting. Yahoo shoots back, sayin ...
  • Microsoft To Yahoo: Get Rid Of Board And Let's Talk
    Reviving the prospect of a deal with Yahoo, Microsoft said Monday it would consider transactions including an outright acquisition of the Web portal if Yahoo changed its board of director ...
  • Sorrell Considers Hostile Bid For TNS
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  • NBC Buys Weather Channel, Plans Partnerships
    Expect a flurry of cross-media promotions between the NBC Universal and The Weather Channel, now that NBC has agreed to buy the cable outfit. NBC and private-equity firms Bain Capit ...
  • Why Microsoft Will Eventually Win Yahoo
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  • Google And Yahoo Confident Of DOJ Test
    Google and Yahoo think their search partnership should easily pass the U.S. Justice Dept.'s sniff test, which was formally announced yesterday. They claim the deal is not a merger, ...
  • Publicis Acquires Kekst and Co.
    Publicis Groupe has acquired Kekst and Company, a strategic and financial New York-based PR firm. ...
  • Microsoft And Friends Ponder Yahoo Break Up
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft may join forces with the likes of Time Warner and News Corp. In making a run on Yahoo's search business that would ultimate ...
  • Time Warner: AOL Sale Always Possible
    At a senior staff meeting yesterday, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes suggested that AOL might be for sale, a source told Silicon Alley Insider. Meanwhile, another source stopped short ...
  • Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Yahoo Bust-Up, Acquires Semantic Search Engine Powerset
    A day after Yahoo tried to spin investors that Microsoft may not have been "serious" about acquiring the online portal, the software giant reportedly is in talks with potential alli ...
  • Yahoo Board Weighs Options
    BoomTown's Kara Swisher has the scoop again after talking with high-level Yahoo sources, who say that various options are on the table, including another possible deal with Microsoft, ...
  • CBS' Moonves On CNet Acquisition
    In an interview with paidContent, Les Moonves explains why CBS decided to buy CNet Networks instead of The Weather Channel, as the media giant considered making an acquisition to strength ...
  • And Another Thing, Carl: Yahoo Files Stockholder Presentation
    In the latest salvo in its proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn, Yahoo on Monday made public a stockholder presentation further explaining its rejection of Microsoft's acquisition bid a ...
  • Yang, Out Of Options, Wants Microsoft
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  • Reports: Yahoo-Microsoft Talks Restart
    It ain't over 'til it's over. Yahoo is either talking with Microsoft again about an outright acquisition or some kind of deal short of a complete merger, depending on whi ...
  • Exodus Of Yahoo Executives Explained
    Google execs, the conventional wisdom goes, leave because they're super rich and need a new challenge. Yahoo execs (many of whom got rich earlier, during happier days) leave because thin ...
  • Microsoft Considers Next Move
    The feeling persists that Microsoft is still hovering in the wings with some fabulously clever ploy to grab Yahoo once the time is right, once Yahoo's current bumbling management ...
  • Mark Burnett, IMG Talks Get Serious
    Global talent agency and TV producer IMG is negotiating to buy Mark Burnett Productions. Burnett, the "Survivor" mastermind, has been looking to sell his company since last year, when ...
  • Cookie Jar To Acquire DIC Entertainment
    Canadian animation producer Cookie Jar Entertainment will acquire the DIC Entertainment Holdings, based in Los Angeles, as part of a merger worth $87.6 million. ...
  • Triton Buys Jones Media Group
    Triton Radio Networks is beefing up its programming and sales portfolio with the acquisition of Jones Media Group. The deal, announced Friday, gives Triton control of Jones Radio Networks a ...
  • Bollore Eyeing Media, Market Research Deals
    French financier Vincent Bollore says he wants to get full control of French market research firm CSA and could take part in the consolidation of the research sector. Bollore, who ...
  • Advertisers Like Google-Yahoo Pact, Regulators May Listen
    The Google-Yahoo search deal is receiving some unlikely support in the form of Google's advertisers, Bloomberg News reports. As Microsoft urges regulators not to allow Yahoo to run Google sear ...
  • The Tortoise Passes Two Hares
    "Yahoo lives, but on the web's equivalent of life support," writes The Economist, following the Web giant's "vague" search deal with Google. It is shame, the magazine says, because t ...
  • Ballmer: No Big Acquisitions For Microsoft
    Microsoft will not attempt to make up for its failed move for Yahoo through a slew of acquisitions, CEO Steve Ballmer reiterated Thursday. Following the breakdown in talks with Yaho ...