• 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

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