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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.
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.
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.
BusinessWeek is finally subscribing to the thought process I, and others who follow Apple, put forth months ago: that as Apple opens development for the iPhone, and more enterprises start adopting it as a worthwhile alternative to the BlackBerry from Research in Motion, it stands to reason that more companies may also lean toward the Mac as well.
CNBC Contributor David Pogue on how Sony's new O.L.E.D. television makes plasma and LCD look like cave drawings.
Hewlett-Packard scientists reported that they have designed a simple circuit element that they believe will make it possible to build tiny powerful computers, The New York Times reports.
U.S. company Adobe Systems stood by its second-quarter and full-year financial outlooks on Thursday, ahead of its 2008 annual financial meeting later in the day.
Microsoft's board met Wednesday to discuss its stand-off with Yahoo Inc over its $41.8 billion takeover bid, but failed to reach a decision on what to do next, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
I don't get it. I wish I did, but when it comes to Apple, I just don't get it. Shares have been ebbing and flowing with little rhyme or reason since the end of last year, and it continues. Heading into last week's earrings, they rallied.
In a wide-ranging interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google's growth, the US slowdown, the possibility of a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo!, online advertising growth rates, and Google's stock.
Top executives for SAP say they see a slowdown in the United States as well as an unfavorable currency market in the coming year.
Business software company SAP reported quarterly results that fell shy of expectations Wednesday and also said it will delaying the launch of new subscription software for small and medium businesses.
IBM said Tuesday it raised its quarterly cash dividend by 25 percent to 50 cents per share, lifting its payout to shareholders for the 13th year in a row.
Steve Ballmer has plenty of options of what to do next in his brewing battle for Yahoo, but experts and sources within the company are telling me he'll go hostile. At least until Yahoo spacer comes to its senses and comes to the table with a realistic counter.
An overwhelming majority of Wall Street analysts see Microsoft Corp preparing shortly to launch a hostile bid at its current price of $31 per share in cash and stock, a Reuters poll found.
A Microsoft deadline for Internet service company Yahoo to accept its $44.6 billion acquisition offer expired at midnight Saturday, setting the stage for a hostile takeover bid by the software giant.
Once the exclusive domain of e-mail-obsessed professionals, smartphones are now prized by consumers who want easy access to the Web, the New York Times reports.
Hours away now from the Microsoft imposed deadline for Yahoo to negotiate or die. Too dramatic? Not really when you're talking about $40 billion hanging in the balance as well as the future dominance of all things digital.
Microsoft is considering launching a hostile bid for Yahoo as early next week if Yahoo does not begin talks soon, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell said on Thursday.
Microsoft follows Apple's lead -- when have you heard that before? -- reporting a good, but not good enough, quarter. And investors are taking profits off the table. Microsoft did beat Street expectations on the bottom line. ... So where was the weakness? That's the issue...