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  • Television Cable Show's Buzz Words Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    Here at the National Cable Show in New Orleans there are a couple of big buzz words I'm hearing--whether I'm in the Panasonic or Google booths, or the NBC Universal booth where my coverage has been based. First, Video-on-demand is huge

  • Boone Pickens and His Yahoo Bet Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    Legendary oil investor Boone Pickens is making a Yahoo bet, thanks to his friend Carl Icahn.

  • New Microsoft-Yahoo Plan: Alliance, Not Acquisition Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Microsoft has proposed to buy Yahoo's search business and take a minority stake in the Web pioneer, stopping short of a full-out merger, a person familiar with the discussions said on Monday.

  • Napster Rolls Out MP3 Store in Challenge to iTunes Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:06 AM ET

    Napster, the digital music service, on Tuesday opened the world's biggest MP3 download store with more than 6 million songs in a direct challenge to Apple's iTunes store.

  • Microsoft Wants to Buy Yahoo Search Business Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:29 PM ET
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    Microsoft has proposed an alternative deal to Yahoo that involves acquiring the Internet portal's search business, Reuters reported Monday.

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    Microsoft has proposed an alternative deal to Yahoo that involves acquiring the Internet portal's search business, Reuters reported Monday.

  • Icahn: Yahoo By the Ear; Microsoft's Ear Monday, 19 May 2008 | 8:13 AM ET
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    Another weekend, another round of dueling press releases from Microsoft and Yahoo, and if there were ever a clearer example of the PR 8-ball behind which Yahoo finds itself, I don't recall one.

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Measuring Google's Success Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    ComScore analyzes the World Wide Web. Chairman Gian Fulgoni called in to tell us who's clicking on what -- and where the money is.

  • Video Game Downloads Could Reinvent the Industry Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET
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    Rather than having to pitch a video game idea and hope for funding, developers and skilled hobbyists can now create the game they want on the side—then let the market dictate whether their idea had merit.

  • Could Icahn Push Microsoft To Pursue Yahoo Again? Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
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    Two weeks after Microsoft abandoned its pursuit of Yahoo, a proxy fight launched by activist investor Carl Icahn has put Microsoft in the driver's seat.

  • Yahoo's Response to Icahn Friday, 16 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
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    My take on the Yahoo response to Icahn's letter, for what it's worth ...

  • Key Hedge Fund Betting on Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:31 PM ET
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    Paulson & Co., the hedge fund that raked in billions of dollars over the last year in betting on the subprime credit meltdown, has built up a stake of about 50 million shares in Yahoo. Meanwhile, Yahoo has rebuffed investor Carl Icahn's plan to nominate board members to the Internet pioneer.

  • CBS Sees CNET As Way To Really "Get" Online Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 1:48 PM ET
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    CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves is serious about making his company an online powerhouse. Today CBS announced it's buying CNET Networks for $1.8 billion dollars, paying $11.50 a share, a 45 percent premium over yesterday's closing price.

  • Yahoo And Icahn: If It Thought Microsoft Was Bad... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
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    It's official: Carl Icahn is stirring up the pot in big way when it comes to Yahoo's uncertain future, launching a proxy war, putting forward his own slate of directors, and pulling no punches when it comes to skewering existing management.

  • Icahn Forms Slate to Take on Yahoo Board Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
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    Carl Icahn launched a proxy battle to force Yahoo to reopen buyout talks with Microsoft, the billionaire investor said in a letter to the Internet company Thursday.

  • CBS to Buy Internet Tech Heavyweight CNET Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:32 AM ET
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    CBS said it is buying media firm CNET for $11.50 a share, a move that will make the broadcaster one of the top 10 Internet companies in the United States.

  • EU Wary of Google Map Service Invading Privacy Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:08 AM ET

    The ability of Google's map service to put detailed street-level images on the Internet could raise concerns in Europe if it was introduced there, the EU's data protection agency said on Thursday.

  • Sina Posts First-Quarter Profit Rise, Shares Jump Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 8:32 PM ET

    Chinese Web portal Sina Corp posted a higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday on strong advertising sales and forecast better-than-expected second-quarter revenue, sending its stock up more than 9%.