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Apple Inc. and the company's iPhone continue to generate the lion share of headlines in the world of tech nowadays; it's the world of tech that may be worth a second look for investors. Something crazy is going on. It seems to have begun on Monday when our David Faber broke the news that Yahoo was in play, and he rattled off a list of companies that might be sniffing around for a deal. Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, Microsoft, News Corp. The usual suspects, if you will.
In the wake of Terry Semel leaving Yahoo and Jerry Yang stepping back in, the question is, how far will those ripples be felt. A couple of my in-the-know sources are predicting that Microsoft will buy Yahoo. And then of course there's speculation that Yahoo might combine with eBay. But let's talk about News Corp talking about swapping MySpace for 25% of Yahoo -- what would that loss mean for News Corp.
Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.
Microsoft will make changes to the program that helps Windows Vista users search their hard drives, in response to antitrust complaints from Google Inc., according to a U.S. Justice Department report issued late Tuesday.
Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that Yahoo can successfully pitch itself as the "non-Google" counterpoint to Google.
Yahoo's next chapter begins today with a "what's old is new again" approach. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang moves into the C-suite; and Susan Decker moves next door as the company's president. And with a few hours under our belts to digest Terry Semel's departure, it gives us some opportunity to look ahead at what's next for this company.
Yahoo may be ripe for an activist play that forces the company to explore strategic alternatives. While it still remains in the realm of the speculative, bankers, activist investors and media executives believe Yahoo would find interested parties in News Corp., AT&T, TimeWarner's AOL, Microsoft and Comcast.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Microsoft's planned acquisition of aQuantive as well as Yahoo!'s proposed deal to take full control of Right Media, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
There may be a few party-planners at Google looking for work this morning. By now, you've heard the story, I'm sure, but for scene-setting purposes, here's the rub: eBay prepares to host its massive "eBay Live!" event in Boston this week, with 10,000 of the company's most rabid users getting together to celebrate their online lives and businesses. It's no secret that some eBayers continue to be upset about fees their paying the company and eBay's regular fee hikes.
Google is scaling back how long it keeps personally identifiable data accumulated from its Web users, seeking to mollify a European Union watchdog that has questioned its privacy policies.
Taking aim at Microsoft's Internet Explorer and its 78% market share, Apple announced that it will launch a version of its Safari web browser that will run on Windows PCs. CEO Steve Jobs boasted: "What we've got here is the most innovative browser in the world and the most powerful browser in the world."
Stocks closed flat as the markets failed to hang onto a minor afternoon rally. "As volatility starts to pick up again, people have begun to realize that the probability of the Fed easing here is very, very low -- maybe even a better probability the Fed tightens here," said Richard Bernstein, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch.
With the 10-year Treasury yield above 5%, large-cap stocks may provide a haven, but not for long, said Miller Tabak Equity Strategist Peter Boockvar on "Morning Call.""Large-caps, relatively speaking, may be a place to hide, but if the market's going down, everything's going down," Boockvar said.
IBM, the world's largest technology services firm, has agreed to buy business software and services provider Telelogic for about 5.2 billion crowns ($748.6 million) in cash, the Swedish firm said on Monday.
General Electric and Microsoft discussed joining forces for a competing bid for Dow Jones & Co. in recent weeks, but the idea was abandoned, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
The top antitrust official at the U.S. Justice Department last month backed Microsoft by urging state prosecutors to reject a confidential complaint filed by Google , The New York Times reported on Sunday.
The “PC versus Mac” ads are THE BEST. And they have now been recognized as such, given the top prize at the 41st Annual Belding Awards, a Tinseltown nod to the marketing industry. The ads were created by TBWA/Media Arts Lab, based in Los Angeles. Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News wonders if the Geico Cavemen can get their own TV show, why not Mac and PC? Apple could underwrite the whole show! Except, of course, people like me love PC more than Mac.
Time Warner said Thursday it will make a decision on AOL's future by the end of the year, addressing rampant speculation the online unit could be spun off or merged with another company.
Sony's TVs may dominate the market, but TV isn't the stable world it used to be. People watch more and more TV content on their computers, and new players like Apple (with its iTV) and Microsoft (with downloads sold over its XBox 360) are pushing into the space. So Sony's tactic is to make their TVs more like computers-- the 18 new Bravia TVs they launched today are all Internet enabled.
Sony's game unit said on Thursday it planned to cut jobs in the United States and was eyeing restructuring steps in Japan as it struggles to keep up with industry rival Nintendo.