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Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda
But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.
Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.
Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.
Oil's move to a six-week low has been cheering the stock market, but the question is for how long?
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With the advertising industry feeling the crunch of the economic downturn and with more demands for accountability, there's no question that digital advertising is where money is going.
Wall Street so far has not merely survived earnings season, but has thrived as banks mostly lived up to lowered expectations.
It was a rare opportunity indeed, and a classy, stand-up decision by Yahoo President Sue Decker to sit down with me and answer some tough questions following months of wrangling, first with Microsoft, and then Carl Icahn.
There's been a ton of buzz about Facebook here at Brainstorm:Tech, so MySpace is a natural topic. News Corp bought MySpace for a steal, a mere $580 million, making NewsCorp seem quite forward thinking (Facbook's value is some $15 billion based on a Microsoft investment).
The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.
Yahoo's numbers don't do much to re-assure investors that this executive team is executing on the strategies CEO Jerry Yang has talked about to improve Yahoo's fundamentals. Add today's earnings to the shareholder agenda at the meeting next week. Investors simply cannot be happy with today's performance.
Yahoo may have doused one raging fire this week, settling with Carl Icahn, but there's still another blaze burning: the company's underlying business, and that may take far more effort to put out.
A very mixed earnings picture in the last twelve hours. Yes, AmEx, Apple, and Merck and Texas Instruments disappointed. But DuPont, Suntrust and Packaging Corp. were better than expected.
Logitech International, the world's largest maker of computer mice, posted an 11.5 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Monday, boosted by the strong performance of Harmony-brand remotes.
Jill Smart, an Accenture executive, was skeptical the first time she stepped into her firm’s new videoconferencing room in Chicago for a meeting with a group of colleagues in London. But the videoconferencing technology, known as telepresence, delivered an experience so lifelike, Ms. Smart recalled, that “10 minutes into it, you forget you are not in the room with them,” The New York Times reported.
Now that Carl Icahn is on the board what’s the trade ahead of Yahoo! earnings Tuesday after the bell?
With so much news Monday we need two "Word on the Street" posts. Find out what the traders are saying about oil, the financials and more!