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  • Havas Reports Record Results, Stirs New Aegis Speculation
    Fueled by improving financial performance, Paris-based Havas may be preparing a new run at London-based rival Aegis Group. In an interview in French paper Le Figaro, Havas Chairman Vincent Bollo ...
  • Google Plans Moves In Display Ads; Murdoch Won't Fight Microsoft For Yahoo
    Tim Armstrong, Google's president of advertising and commerce for North America, said the company would be "disappointed" if it doesn't attain a "very significant position" in the display ad mark ...
  • Dow Jones Acquires Dutch-Language News Service
    News Corp.'s Dow Jones & Co. has acquired Betten Financial News BV, an Amsterdam-based news service that covers the corporate sector in the Netherlands. Terms of the deal were n ...
  • Media Bigs Line Up For Weather Channel Bid
    A passel of media conglomerates are readying bids for the Weather Channel, including NBCU, CBS, Time Warner, Comcast, Liberty and Disney. But many of them are balking at the ...
  • Digg Bids Expected From Google, Microsoft
    There are more rumors about a Digg sale, and this time, they involve Google and Microsoft. According to the report, the investment bank Allen & Co has been floating t ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Digg: Ready For Sale?
    Rumors are swirling that social media site Digg is on the cusp of being sold. The potential buyers reportedly are Google, Microsoft and two other media companies, while the purcha ...
  • 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 ...