• Yahoo

    Yahoo Ad Serving Technology: Fail!

    Those mourning the loss of racy comedian George Carlin this morning will be glad to know that it’s not too late to get tickets to Carlin’s “Live comedy,” according to Yahoo. Okay, you can’t really catch Carlin live anymore. But this morning Yahoo pages carried the awkward juxtaposition of the news of Carlin’s death with […]

    / Jun 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Mircosoft Can’t Compete Without Yahoo, Carl Icahn Says

    Carl Icahn said Tuesday that Microsoft Corp needs Yahoo to be competitive with Google over the next five years. “They can’t compete” if the company doesn’t acquire Yahoo, he said at the annual New York Financial Writers Association Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Icahn cited Google’s incursions into core Microsoft businesses […]

    / Jun 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM
  • Carl Icahn, Jerry Yang, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Icahn Wants Yang’s Head On A Platter

    Carl Icahn said today that he will seek to oust Jerry Yang as Yahoo’s CEO if he wins his proxy fight bid to control the company’s board. Was this every in doubt? What seems to have really annoyed Icahn is information released when a Delaware judge unsealed a shareholder suit against Yahoo. The unsealed pleadings […]

    / Jun 3, 2008 at 3:12 PM
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo Loses Bid To Keep Cop Shareholder Suit Secret

    Yahoo’s shareholder troubles don’t end with the proxy fight started by Carl Icahn. A Delaware court today unsealed a complaint filed by Yahoo shareholders against the company over its alleged bungling of Microsoft bid to buy the company. Yahoo had sought to keep the lawsuit under seal. It was originally filed by the Police & […]

    / Jun 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Regulators, Yahoo

    Icahn Gets Green Light For Yahoo Stock Purchase

    Carl Icahn got the go ahead from the Federal Trade Commission to scoop up huge amounts of Yahoo stock. Icahn owns around 10 million Yahoo shares now, and has options to acquire another 49 million. He said he’s seeking clearance from the FTC to buy up to $2.5 billion of the stock. In our not-so-free […]

    / May 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM
  • Bill Miller, Buyouts, Legg Mason, Microsoft, Proxy Fight, Yahoo

    Miller Backs Microsoft Buyout Of Yahoo

    Bill Miller, the Legg Mason fund manager who controls 5.4 percent of Yahoo, wants to see Microsoft buy the company. Halfway measures–such as a joint venture –don’t interest him. That would seem to put him squarely in Icahn’s camp. But Miller’s still being coy, saying he’s undecided on how he’ll vote in the proxy fight. […]

    / May 22, 2008 at 4:49 PM
  • Buyouts, Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Microsoft Still Says It Doesn’t Want To Buy Yahoo Anymore

    So Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says the company is not looking to buy Yahoo. They’re talking about other stuff that might “create value” or some such. It’s pretty much what we learned on Sunday, when Microsoft and Yahoo disclosed that they were in negotiations. Is a buyout really off the table? The market doesn’t […]

    / May 21, 2008 at 4:30 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Dan Loeb, Microsoft, Third Point, Yahoo

    Dan Loeb’s Third Point Joins Carl Ichan’s Team In Yahoo Fight

    Third Point LLC, the $5.7 billion hedge fund run by acid penned yoga enthusiast Dan Loeb, is getting into the Yahoo acquisition trade, Reuter’s great Dane Hamilton is reporting. The fund has accumulated a stake of over 5 million shares, and may build a 10 million share stake. At the end of March, Third Point […]

    / May 20, 2008 at 2:42 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Sorkin Versus The Shareholder Superman
    ARS-ED: Andrew Ross Sorkin Educates DealBreaker

    ARS-ED is a new weekly feature on what we’re learning from Andrew Ross Sorkin’s weekly column, DealBook, in the New York Times. It was about a year and a half ago when we first saw New York Times hotshot Andrew Ross Sorkin in the same room as Carl Icahn. They were on a panel together […]

    / May 20, 2008 at 1:54 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Could Microsoft’s New Yahoo Plan Backfire?
    Icahn Friend Says Financier Could Push For Google Deal

    Carl Icahn apparently isn’t happy with the latest talks between Microsoft and Yahoo, and it looks like the financier is using proxies to threaten to push Yahoo into Google’s arms. Dane Hamilton at Reuters is reporting that Icahn, who holds 9 million shares and options for 49 million more, could attempt to scuttle a deal […]

    / May 19, 2008 at 12:50 PM
  • FaceBook, Microsoft, Yahoo

    The Latest Microsoft-Yahoo Rumor: Now It’s Facebook

    There was lots of chatter this morning about the possibility that Microsoft is negotiating to buy Yahoo‘s search business. But the latest rumor is sure to set the internet ablaze with speculation–people are saying that after inking the deal with Yahoo, Microsoft will turn around and buy internet favorite Facebook. “What a move this makes. […]

    / May 19, 2008 at 11:15 AM
  • legal, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Yahoo’s Google Hug Defense: Is That Legal?

    The key to Yahoo! chief Jerry Yang’s apparently successful attempt to avoid being Microserfed was the threat to enter into a partnership with Google. Under the proposal, Yahoo! would outsource to Google important paid search terms, a move that struck many as all but admitting that Yahoo was incompetent at monetizing search terms and that […]

    / May 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo’s Not Gonna Crack

    Yahoo’s so happy, ‘cause today, it’s found some friends that aren’t just in its head. Yahoo bought pre-modern psychiatric mood-stabilization treatment BlueLithium (the original “up” in 7up) for $300 million. BlueLithium, founded in 2004, buys banners on lots of sites and resells them to advertisers (wow, put that way the whole thing sounds like a […]

    / Sep 5, 2007 at 10:42 AM
  • Microsoft, Yahoo

    Sign Of Boredom – Yacrosoft Speculation Resumes

    Bear Stearns, trying to deflect attention from its own woes, re-sparked Yacrosoft speculation, after it was re-sparked last May. Bear Stearns analyst Robert Peck wrote in a letter to clients that he thinks Microsoft “continues to evaluate Yahoo as a target,” and that a potential bid could fetch a $50 per share price tag – […]

    / Sep 4, 2007 at 4:17 PM
  • Google, Yahoo

    Chinese People Unanimously Support Search Engine’s “Free” Music Initiative

    Baidu and Yahoo China, two of the most popular search engines in China, facilitate the country’s near 100% rate of downloaded music that is stolen. That’s right, almost all music downloaded in China is stolen (more proof that the Chinese are smarter than us). Other search engines in China, like Google China, don’t have a […]

    / Aug 31, 2007 at 9:22 AM
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo’s Teenie Triumphs

    When it comes to making meaningless strides towards outshining once-dwarfed competitors, no one shines brighter than Yahoo. Yahoo is finally ahead of Google… in the University of Michigan’s American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) report on electronic-business Web sites. The report ranks websites on a 100 point scale and measures customer satisfaction of the search engine, […]

    / Aug 14, 2007 at 1:13 PM
  • Yahoo

    More Junk in the Trunk

    Yahoo Personal Finance’s “Brazen Careerist” Penelope Trunk has more advice in her “New Girls’ Guide to Workplace Suckcess.” Penelope’s five steps to success for girls (I am not making any of these up): 1. Date coworkers At least for a couple hours at a time. Waving goodbye to self-respect by climbing the corporate ladder the […]

    / Aug 3, 2007 at 3:11 PM
  • Yahoo

    Generation Hotness or Notness?

    When the imminent blow up of 50% of the world’s hedge funds get us down we like to troll Yahoo Personal Finance for a good re-centering. Some days you just crave the financial wisdom only an ex-pro volleyball player can provide (Penelope Trunk, the Brazen Careerist). Scrolling down the page and seeing the latest mug […]

    / Aug 1, 2007 at 4:39 PM
  • Yahoo

    All the Right Moves

    The strict constructionists at Yahoo wanted to make the right acquisition for once, so they went and bought Right Media for $700 million. Right Media is an online advertising exchange that allows web publishers to auction ad space to the highest bidder, collecting a 7% commission in the process. Yahoo feels this will give it […]

    / Jul 13, 2007 at 10:25 AM
  • FaceBook, MySpace, Rupert Murdoch, Yahoo

    Yahoo Wants a MySpace Account

    After activist shareholders pushed Terry Semel out of Yahoo last week, his successor Jerry Yang needs to raise the floundering search engine’s advertising revenue quickly or re-don his jester cap as Chief Yahoo. Social networking is the obvious answer and after a potential Yahoo-Facebook deal fell apart earlier this year, Rupert Murdoch is the man […]

    / Jun 21, 2007 at 1:17 PM
  • Yahoo

    Semel Resignation a Harbinger of Bigger Yahoo Shakedown

    Terry Semel’s resignation was a rather anti-climactic conclusion to a tumultuous tenure, but the Yahoo shakedown is likely to continue. It’s hard to imagine the new Jerry Yang-Sue Decker team finding a second wind in the pretty-much-lost-already race with Google and many are predicting a sale or merger with Microsoft or MySpace in the near […]

    / Jun 19, 2007 at 1:16 PM
  • Yahoo

    Breaking News: Semel resigns as Yahoo CEO

    Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has resigned, CNBC’s David Faber is reporting. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang will take over as CEO and Sue Decker, former CFO, was named president. Update: Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal are reporting the resignation as well.

    / Jun 18, 2007 at 4:33 PM
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo #1 in favor of censorship, oppression

    Yahoo is bursting with pride this morning, as the company found a category in which it dominates rival Google. When it comes to antipathy for a formal policy regarding censorship or human rights abuses in China, Yahoo is #1. Google is known for conspicuous silence when it comes to China, or at least taking the […]

    / Jun 13, 2007 at 10:40 AM
  • Activist Investors, Yahoo

    How many Yahoo shareholders does it take to screw a CEO?

    A group of 100 Yahoo investors are calling for the resignation of CEO Terry Semel in the annual shareholders meeting that began today at 1pm. Their pugnacious leader, Eric Jackson, appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell last night to emphasize Yahoo’s cliff dive since Google’s IPO, saying, “I’ve spoken to a bunch of the top ten […]

    / Jun 12, 2007 at 2:25 PM
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo can’t be Serious

    About CEO Terry Semel’s $71mm pay package for 2006, despite Yahoo’s 60% decline in net income and 35% decline in stock price during the year. Institutional Shareholder Services and PROXY Governance have urged that shareholders protest the CEO’s pay, which is more than 900% above the median of peers like eBay and Electronic Arts. The […]

    / Jun 7, 2007 at 12:35 PM
  • billionaires, Donald Trump, Yahoo

    8 Simple Contest Rules for Executive Meeting My Daughter

    It turns out you don’t have to be a real estate billionaire’s offspring to get a sense of Ivanka Trump’s huge (and artificial?) tracts of land. Jared Kushner, fellow member of the “Daddy’s a Real Estate Billionaire” club and vaguely heterosexual courter of Ivanka, succumbed to Yahoo’s Indecent Proposal and is letting the winner of […]

    / May 29, 2007 at 12:08 PM
  • Yahoo

    Will anyone sell Yahoo a social network for $1bn?

    Yahoo has $1bn sitting around (of its $2.35bn of cash on the balance sheet) and it really wants to buy a social networking site with it. Yahoo’s been slutting this billion around for a couple years now, and it’s been in some abusive relationships. Yahoo’s $1bn courtship of Mark Zuckerberg ended badly, when Zuckerberg said […]

    / May 21, 2007 at 11:13 AM
  • Yahoo

    Brazen Productivity

    It’s been a while since we benefited from the mind-blowing advice offered on the planet’s most important website – Yahoo Personal Finance. Here we have Yahoo’s “Brazen Careerist” Penelope Trunk with Five Steps to Being More Productive. We think she even gets paid to write this stuff. Keep reading below and change your life: 1. […]

    / May 18, 2007 at 4:51 PM

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