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  • News Corp. Profit Rises, but Short of Forecasts Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:18 PM ET
    News Corp.

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said its quarterly net profit rose on higher advertising sales at the Fox TV network and Fox News Channel, as well as a one-time gain from its stock swap with Liberty Media.

  • Microsoft Sends Out Feelers to Facebook: WSJ Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Microsoft is gauging Facebook's interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant's failed takeover attempt of Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • Alibaba Erases Gains, Hit by Growth Concerns Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:01 AM ET

    Shares in China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba.com, erased early gains to fall 2 percent on Wednesday as concern over its premium customer growth and the impact of a slowing globaleconomy offset enthusiasm over its forecast-beating quarterly results.

  • Sprint - Together with Nextel

    Sprint Nextel and Clearwire are close to announcing a $12 billion joint venture with major cable operators for high speed wireless Internet access for mobile phones and laptops, a source said.

  • Looking for Hourly Employees? Try SnagAJob.com Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:18 PM ET

    There are an increasing number of job seekers out there, many looking for positions that pay by the hour. But how do the job seekers find the job? On SnagAJob.com, of course.

  • Yahoo Shares Rise on Renewed Hope of Deal Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Investors in Yahoo latched onto hopes the company could resume talks with Microsoft, though an executive at the software maker cast doubt about any return to a deal.

  • Microsoft's Gates Doesn't Rule Out Deals Post-Yahoo Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft does not rule out partnerships with other companies but has nothing imminent, Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday, after the software company pulled a $47.5 billion bid for Yahoo.

  • E-Commerce Company Alibaba's Earnings Double Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 6:19 AM ET

    Top Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba.com more than doubled its first-quarter earnings, beating forecasts, on strong demand for online trade and improved profit margins due to successful cost management.

  • Yahoo Investors Weighing Possible Bid to Oust Board Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:17 AM ET
    Jerry Yang

    Activist investors have been considering whether to mount a proxy fight to oust the Yahoo board because of frustration over the collapsed Microsoft deal, say people familiar with the situation.

  • Cramer's Bad Call on Google Monday, 5 May 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    He was too bearish on the stock. Here's how to avoid his mistakes.

  • Britney's Trash

    Tell me if this isn't the most ingeniously parasitical way to make a living: There are some guys who videotape themselves going around Hollywood digging through celebrity trash, and then they turn that trash into treasure on eBay.

  • Yahoo Under the Gun After Microsoft Deal Collapses Monday, 5 May 2008 | 10:43 AM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Yahoo's shares tumbled after Microsoft withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover offer, wiping out about $7.6 billion in market value and piling pressure on its leadership, especially CEO Jerry Wang.

  • Yahoo Shares Tumble After Microsoft Walks Away Monday, 5 May 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Shares of Yahoo fell 22 percent in premarket trading as hopes for the once dominant search engine dimmed on the withdrawal of a $43.7 billion bid from Microsoft over the weekend.

  • For Whom the Opening Bell Tolls: Yahoo Shareholders Monday, 5 May 2008 | 7:19 AM ET

    Talk about a nerve-wracking couple of days for Yahoo investors, especially the ones who flooded into the issue on Friday on word that Microsoft was increasing its offer to $33 a share.

  • Alibaba Shares Fall after Microsoft Drops Yahoo Bid Monday, 5 May 2008 | 6:14 AM ET

    Shares in China's leading e-commerce firm Alibaba.com slid 6 percent on Monday after Microsoft dropped a bid for Yahoo, Alibaba's key investor.

  • Yahoo Disputes Microsoft's Non-Negotiation Claims Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 8:20 PM ET

    A source close to Yahoo disputes Microsoft's claims that the internet search company was aloof in its negotiations following Microsoft's unsolicitied bid, and says Microsoft's own timeline shows an active negotiation process, whether Microsoft liked it or not.

  • As Deal Unravels, Pressure Is on Yahoo to Perform Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 6:13 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Now that Microsoft has withdrawn it's bid, the pressure is on Yahoo to prove it can revive its languishing stock price.

  • Microsoft Stunned by Yahoo's Snubs Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 6:00 PM ET
    Jerry Yang

    With Microsoft now walking away from its unsolicited bid for Yahoo, new details are emerging as to just how bizarre these negotiations -- or lack thereof -- have been since Microsoft first made the deal public three months ago.

  • Ballmer's Competitive Zeal Was Key to Yahoo Chase Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    For now, it seems Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept his passionate side in check in choosing to walk away from ahostile Yahoo offer.

  • Microsoft Ends Courtship Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    A flurry of last-minute talks between the heads of the  companies preceded Microsoft's decision  to end its bid for Yahoo.