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  • New Yahoo CEO Draws Mixed Reviews
    Predictably, the press has had a mixed reaction to the news that Carol Bartz will replace Jerry Yang as Yahoo CEO. The Financial Timesdismissed Bartz as a ...
  • Reorg Splits AOL In Two
    AOL, which like Yahoo is in a never-ending quest to reinvent itself, announced today that it's forming two new divisions. One, called People Networks, will focus on the Time Warner ...
  • AOL Grows Niche Portfolio
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  • AOL Touts Higher Click-Throughs On Home Page
    AOL said click-throughs on its primary banner ad on the home page have increased 30% since the site was relaunched in September. The Web portal also said the redesign had ...
  • Google Takes Chrome Out Of Beta
    It just may be the shortest beta testing period of any Google product: After a mere 3.5 months, the search king has taken its Chrome Web browser out of beta. ...
  • Chrome To Exit Beta, Move Closer To 'Web OS'
    Google will soon take Chrome, the Web browser the search giant launched last summer, out of beta, vice president Marissa Mayer announced recently at Le Web 08. The move is ...
  • Microsoft Interview: Steve Ballmer And Qi Lu
    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and new Online Services President Qi Lu discussed their plan for making Microsoft a more competitive force in ...
  • Report: Miller-Yahoo Deal Is All Talk
    Yahoo shares jumped 16% following a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday claiming that ex-AOL Chief Jonathan Miller was trying to raise money to buy all or part of Yahoo ...
  • Google Hunkers Down
    Google is finally tightening its belt after many years of go-go growth, The Wall Street Journal reports, cutting back on extravagant spending and the so-called "20% time" the company gives ...
  • Massive Strikes Deals With Activision, Blizzard Ahead Of In-Game 'Upfront'
    Microsoft subsidiary Massive Inc. today will announce signing multi-year ad deals with video game publisher Activision and its Blizzard Entertainment division. Under the Activision agreement, in-game ad network Massive will ...
  • Microsoft Delivers Windows Live Web Services
    Microsoft rolled out some of the changes to the Windows Live Web services Tuesday it announced in November. The new home page supports email, and similar to a social networking ...
  • Lingering Yang Affects Yahoo CEO Search
    Yahoo shares have now lost 60% of their value since Microsoft launched a $44.5 billion takeover bid for the ailing Web giant. Investors found temporary relief in November when the ...
  • Google AdWords Spoof Goes Phishing
    Barracuda Networks, a Campbell, Calif.-based email and Web security apps firm, has seen an increased number of phishing emails designed to look like Google AdWords through alert emails sent to ...
  • Depressed Google Bounces On Analyst's Note
    After weeks of getting pummeled, Google's share price rose the most in a month after Barclays Capital said spending on search ads was increasing. Analyst Doug Anmuth said Google shares, ...
  • Ozzie And The Unveiling Of Microsoft 3.0
    Ray Ozzie, Bill Gates' successor as Microsoft's chief software architect, was more than a little nervous as he got on stage to address 6,000 or so Microsoft engineers from around ...
  • Microsoft: 'We're Doing This For You'
    Microsoft's Online Services Business includes the portals MSN and Live.com, Live Search, and the aQuantive advertising agency (which the software giant acquired last year for $6 billion). Revenues grew just ...
  • Yahoo Needs A Little Felker Or Fey
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  • IDC: Mobile Should Be A Focus For Next Yahoo CEO
    In a report released Wednesday on Jerry Yang's resignation as Yahoo CEO, market research firm IDC noted, among other things, that mobile advertising needs to be a strategic focus for ...
  • Yahoo's Five Big Mistakes
    Forbes asks Yahoo employees to open up about what's gone wrong at the company recently. Most won't talk, but that doesn't stop Forbes from coming up with five themes. First ...
  • Yahoo Shares Rise On Yang's Fall
    In announcing his resignation Monday, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang managed to restore some value to the company's market cap. After closing at $10.63 Monday, Yahoo shares ticked upward in after-hours ...
  • Microsoft Stands To Benefit From Falling Tech Prices
    As the recession dims the prospects of most big technology firms, Microsoft Corp. remains uniquely positioned to benefit from falling asset prices, says Silicon Alley Insider's Henry Blodget. "While everyone ...
  • Yang Steps Down As Yahoo's CEO
    Yahoo said Monday that cofounder Jerry Yang will step down as CEO and return to his former role as Chief Yahoo upon the appointment of his successor. The Yahoo Board ...
  • AOL Debuts Music Sessions, Eliminates Other Services
    Coinciding with the release of Beyonce's latest album, AOL Music today is expected to debut an AOL Music Sessions segment featuring the pop princess. The move represents efforts by the ...
  • Analysts Continue To Cut Google Revenue Growth Target
    Marking the second analyst this week to lower estimates for Google, Goldman Sachs analyst James Mitchell cut his revenue growth target for the search giant's current fourth quarter from 4% ...
  • T-Mobile, AOL Team On Campaign For Google Phone
    T-Mobile has teamed up with AOL for a high-profile promotional effort for the new G1 phone. Through its Platform-A ad division, AOL is delivering one billion impressions on Nov. 10 ...
  • Microsoft Will Be Back
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  • Whither Yahoo?
    Following the dissolution of Yahoo's search partnership with Google, BoomTown writer Kara Swisher, who is not one to mince her words, proclaims that Yahoo is now "in the midst of ...
  • Platform-A Extended To France
    AOL is extending its Platform-A digital ad business to France, following recent launches of the division in the U.K. and Germany. AOL said Platform-A was the leading ad-repping company in ...
  • AOL BlackVoices Adds Male-Focused Blog
    AOL's BlackVoices channel has started BV Power List, a new blog that offers men tips on how to succeed in all aspects of their lives. A key feature is the ...
  • Without Yahoo, Microsoft Should Leave Ad Biz By 2010
    Unless it is able to buy all of Yahoo--or at least its search business--by 2010, Microsoft will be forced to get out of the advertising business entirely, according to analysts ...