VeriSign (VRSN) became the second internet conglomerate in as many weeks to split up. Is there a trade here?
VeriSign, which runs the infrastructure that directs most of the world's Internet traffic, said Wednesday it plans to divest several businesses and focus on its Web-site-naming and Internet security services.
Yahoo, is working with auction leader eBay and its PayPal payments unit to block fake e-mails to users purporting to be from eBay and PayPal, hoping to spur on an industry that has been slow to fight the scourge of so-called phishing attacks.
Qwest Communications said late Sunday it has named former Williams-Sonoma CEO Edward A. Mueller to succeed retiring Chairman and CEO Richard C. Notebaert.
Shares of VeriSign, which manages the ".com" and ".net" domain names registry, dropped Monday after the company filed its first-quarter financial report, which included restatements related to historical stock option grants.
Tomorrow, the NBC Universal Family brings us Live Earth--with a three hour primetime special on NBC, plus 18 hours of coverage of Bravo and seven hours on our very own CNBC. Plus coverage on all sorts of other channels in the family--including Telemundo, Mun2, Universal HD, and the Sundance Channel. A sign of the power of the Live Earth message, NBC has attracted some top-notch (huge and influential) advertisers--General Motors, Apple, and American Express.
VeriSign, which manages the ".com" and ".net" domain names registry, said that Chief Executive Stratton Sclavos has resigned for undisclosed reasons.
The Internet server and security company had previously said it would have to restate its financial records for 2002 to 2005 and for the first quarter of 2006 to record additional noncash, stock-based compensation expenses.
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