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Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo's board, saying Monday that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid to buy Yahoo's Internet search engine or possibly the entire company.
A potential deal between Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL division is unlikely before Yahoo's annual meeting on Aug. 1, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday.
The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"
Google is under fire from a handful of parents who work at the company's Silicon Valley offices for price hikes in the cost of on-site day-care services, the New York Times reported Saturday.
A U.S. judge's order to Google to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom sparked an outcry Thursday from privacy advocates in the midst of a legal showdown over video piracy.
I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.
This chief executive is a rarity. He cares deeply about his shareholders, Cramer says.
Yahoo sought to rally shareholder support for its board of directors and management amid a proxy battle with billionaire Carl Icahn, saying the investor had outlined an "ill-defined plan" for the future of the Internet company.
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Two of Wall Street's technology darlings that had been looked to as beacons to guide the sector out of hard times instead will be leading the market lower Thursday.
Overstock.com and its outspoken leader are going after some big fish on Wall Street. Overstock Chief Executive Patrick Byrne has filed a $3.4 billion lawsuit against brokerage firms alleging a “massive, illegal stock market manipulation scheme.” The suit has left some power players fit to be tied, including Marketwatch.com columnist Herb Greenberg. As fate would have it, our cameras were rolling on Greenberg's fit.
Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle. The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.
When it comes to Yahoo and its stock, yesterday was a fast and furious kind of day, and while whip lashed traders lick their wounds and wonder what happens next, the action serves as an important lesson for investors. And not just investors in Yahoo and Microsoft.
Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."
Shares of Yahoo jumped on a report that Microsoft is back in talks to buy the company, though sources have told CNBC that no deal is in the offing.
Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.
Google was named Monday in a trade secrets lawsuit alleging that the company's business software unit copied a tiny start-up's tool for moving customers off of Microsoft software onto Google's.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
One week until the SAG contract expires, and a deal appears highly unlikely. This as the Screen Actors Guild celebrates 75 years of butting heads with the studios. But Tom Hanks is among those actors telling SAG to butt out of another union’s contract offer...