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  • A 'Benedict Arnold' In Icahn's Board
    Only one name in the "amazingly Internet-experience-free" proxy slate served up by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, actually has a lot of related Web experience, said BoomTown's Kara Swisher, and th ...
  • Web Execs Respond To CBS-CNET
    PaidContent.org talks with Internet ad industry giants about CBS's $1.8 billion acquisition of CNET, who say it's hard to find a downside to the deal for either company. Tim Hanlo ...
  • CBS Expands Digital Empire, Buys CNET
    CBS will broaden its Internet-owned business with an agreement to buy CNET Networks for $1.8 billion cash. CBS says the addition of CNET will place it among the top ...
  • Microhoo Saga Drags On, Proxy Fight Looms
    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer might have walked away from Yahoo two weeks ago, but the drama is far from over. Today, Yahoo head Jerry Yang asked staff to carry on ...
  • Content-Distribution Model RIP
    A couple of years ago, Comcast Corp. tried to buy the Walt Disney Company. The idea was that marrying content and distribution would create an unstoppable media combination. And whi ...
  • CBS To Acquire CNET For $1.8 Billion
    The long proxy battle between CNET and hedge fund Jana Partners looks to be over, as The Wall Street Journal early Thursday reported that CBS Corp. has agreed to b ...
  • Icahn To Nominate Full Yahoo Slate: Sources
    Billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn intends to move ahead with plans for a proxy fight at Web giant Yahoo, sources tell The New York Times. Icahn will propose a fu ...
  • Comcast Buys Plaxo For $150 Million
    Plaxo has finally sold itself, after months of rumors, but not to Google or Facebook. Rather surprisingly (err, curiously) Comcast Corp. has swooped in to acquire the social address bo ...
  • IAC Buys Dictionary.com Publisher
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  • Clear Channel: Now It's Up to the Shareholders... Again
    Clear Channel Communications has settled with the banks that are supposed to fund its buyout by two private-equity firms. The settlement averts trials in New York and Texas, but lowe ...
  • Virgin Mobile Confirms SK Telecom/Helio Acquisition Talks
    [Mobile] When Helio launched two years ago, the mobile service touting a sleek handset and backing from SK Telecom and EarthLink promised to pull in 3 million subscribers by 200 ...
  • Icahn Steps Into Yahoo Fray
    CNBC on Tuesday reported that billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who unsuccessfully tried to overthrow the Time Warner board in 2005, has accumulated as many as 50 million Yahoo shar ...
  • Clear Channel Settlement May Be Near
    Clear Channel Communications may be close to reaching a settlement out of court with the banks that were supposed to fund its buyout by private-equity firms. ...
  • Yahoo A Buy At $26?
    Is Yahoo--whose stubborn insistence that Microsoft pay a "fair" (read: higher) price caused the tech giant to walk away from a $47 billion bid for the company earlier this month- ...
  • Microsoft Releases Proxy Board, But Leaves Door Open For Yahoo
    Microsoft on Thursday released those who agreed to serve as board members in the event of a hostile bid for Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal reported, indicating that the softwa ...
  • Brin: Google-Yahoo Deal Could Meet Regulatory Approval
    Google believes it could arrange a search partnership with Yahoo that would pass regulatory scrutiny, co-founder Sergey Brin said at the company's annual shareholder meeting at its Mountain View, Cal ...
  • Moving Parts, Post-Microhoo
    There's a lot happening behind the scenes post-Microhoo. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft informally approached Facebook about a possible sale, and that informal talks with News Cor ...
  • Ad Execs Unhappy With Microhoo Collapse
    Ad Age talks to advertisers who express their disappointment that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal never came through. Why, because they think a stronger challenge to Google would have been healthier f ...
  • Ballmer's Dodged Bullet
    The music plays on. Until this past Saturday, it appeared that two chairs were about to be removed from the game of musical chairs otherwise known as the "consolidation ...
  • Reuters Media Shake-Up 'Not A Revolution'
    Reuters' Media division has experienced a management shakeup in the wake of its merger with Thomson, including the departure of U.S.-based Reuters Media GM Stephen Smyth. This week it offer ...
  • Microsoft Execs: Yahoo Deal Is Over
    Microsoft executives on Tuesday claimed that the Yahoo debacle is now behind them, indicating that no future bids would be made for the Sunnyvale, Calif. Web giant. "We've withdrawn t ...
  • Isobar Continues Expansion, Acquires Full-Service Shop In Brazil
    Aegis Group's Isobar unit, already the largest digital marketing services network in the world, got even bigger today with the announcement that it has acquired Brazil's Age, an agencies specializi ...
  • Largest Shareholder Cans Yang, Yahoo Board
    Yahoo and its CEO Jerry Yang received a thorough haranguing from respected portfolio manager Gordon Crawford, whose firm, Capital Research Global Investors, is Yahoo's biggest shareholder in separate reports. "I ...
  • Microhoo Collapses, Google Still Wins
    The AFP said the non-Microhoo deal has been a win for Google on several fronts because Microsoft walking away from the deal won't allow the companies to return to servi ...
  • AOL, News Corp. In Microsoft Talks
    The London Times reports that following the collapse of the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, other parties have swooped in to start negotiations with the software giant over a possible tie-up. Time Warner ...
  • AOL, Facebook, The Acquisition Targets
    Now that the deal is over, The New York Times' Saul Hansell said that Microsoft and Yahoo now have to show the market that they can thrive independently. And wh ...
  • Gestalt: About the Size of It
    This sentiment doesn't make me popular, but the acquisition of DoubleClick by Google will be profound. Because, with all of what I'm about to ramble about, Google-DoubleClick should be ...
  • Havas Media To Offer New Full-Service, Digital Network
    Havas Media, the global media services network of the world's sixth largest agency holding company, Paris-based Havas, this morning announced a surprising acquisition of a full-service advertising agency with ...
  • Yahoo's Shares Fall Sharply After Microsoft Withdraws Bid
    As expected, Yahoo's shares fell sharply Monday following the collapse of its proposed acquisition by Microsoft. The Web portal's stock tumbled almost 15% to close at $24.47. Still, that's we ...
  • Yahoo Execs Respond
    Once again, BoomTown's Kara Swisher turns to her Yahoo sources following Microsoft's unexpected decision to walk away from the $47-billion bid it lodged at the Web giant. Most of t ...