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Wed
19
Nov
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Yahoo CEO Steps Down

After a year and a half atop one of the web's most powerful search companies, Jerry Yang has decided to step down as chief executive of Yahoo. The co-founder of the number two search engine has in the last year unsuccessfully attempted financial ... agreements with competitors Microsoft and Google, and the company remains in tatters heading into 2009. Yang, 40, won't completely abandon the company he helped found, however. Although he'll no longer assume the duties of chief executive, Yang plans on returning to his previous position as "chief Yahoo", or corporate strategist. Thus, he'll remain on ... (view more)

Thu
06
Nov
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Yahoo and Google Deal Denied by Justice Department

Just as we reported yesterday, it seems the Yahoo and Google web advertising deal has been rejected by the Department of Justice. The decision came early Wednesday morning when the Justice Department announced to the two top search engines that if ... they went ahead with their planned agreement (which would see Google ads on Yahoo's web pages), a lawsuit would be filed to block it. According to reports, over the last few weeks federal antitrust regulators steadily became more and more critical of the deal. Although there's still a chance the deal could be made with significant changes to its ... (view more)

Wed
05
Nov
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Yahoo and Google Advertising Deal in Trouble

Those of you who feel that the merger of the web's two largest search engines is a flagrant violation of antitrust legislation will be happy to hear that an analyst studying Yahoo and Google's recent advertising deal believes it may very well fail. ... Jeffrey Lindsay, analyst for Sanford Bernstein, recently called the attempted merger a "desperate gambit" and highly unlikely to pass the Justice Department. Lindsay expects a decision will be deferred until next year, with the expectation that a prolonged period of indecision will lead to the deal's eventual and perhaps inevitable ... (view more)

Mon
06
Oct
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Google and Yahoo Ad Pact Delayed as Review Continues

A pact between two of America's most popular search engines has been delayed. A controversial advertising deal between Google Inc and Yahoo Inc was pushed back, according to reports from Yahoo on Friday. The delay is closely tied to controversy ... surrounding the agreement. Yahoo openly admitted that its deal with Google -- which would allow Google to sell advertising for some of Yahoo's online advertising space -- is being closely scrutinized by the United States Department of Justice. "We have had discussions with regulators and look forward to responding to their questions about this ... (view more)

Wed
24
Sep
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Palin Email Hacker Caught Red Handed

In a stunning turn of events, hackers have broken into vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account, brazenly publishing several critical messages. The chaos isn't just limited to the Republican party, however; according to reports, ... the son of a prominent Democrat is under suspicion following an FBI raid. Serious questions are being raised this morning about the security of Palin's account, and whether the Alaskan senator should admit some responsibility for using Yahoo Mail for official business. The hacker, from a group calling itself Anonymous, published some of the stolen ... (view more)

Mon
01
Sep
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Internet Applications Are Coming to a Television Set Near You

Intel and Yahoo have once again blurred the boundaries between Internet and television with the recent introduction of web-style applications that can be accessed on a television set. Intel revealed their new "system on a chip" designed to be ... implemented in electronic devices like set-top boxes and digital television receivers. Yahoo will then provide a software platform that will allow small programs or applications (also called "widgets") to run on these devices. Widgets are not a new concept by any means. In the past, Yahoo has provided many software platforms that have allowed developers ... (view more)

Mon
25
Aug
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Yahoo Knows Where You Are

Yahoo has launched new technology making it easier for users to get website information personalised to their current location. However, privacy advocates say the search engine's safeguards aren't enough to protect web surfers from misuse by ... third-party organisations. The new tool, FireEagle, is primarily designed for mobile devices such as handheld PCs and smart phones. The idea is that the system will be open so that any website you visit can use the information about your location without needing separate software or coding. A reported 50 or more sites have already begun using the scheme, ... (view more)

Wed
30
Jul
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Organize E-Mail Accounts In One Location...Even Off-line

Have you ever anticipated an important email, but found yourself in a location where no WiFi service was available? How about having to be away from your inbox for a few days? Just the thought of having all of those messages build up, only to ... extract one or two relevant ones...what a time-waster! Yahoo has revealed plans to help users manage their email accounts by making their popular email service available on the desktop. The program is called Yahoo Zimbra Desktop and will work with Yahoo Mail, AOL and Google Gmail (in addition to other small business email services) in an effort to ... (view more)

Fri
25
Jul
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Did Icahn Sell Out in Yahoo Deal?

After months of speculation and board room wrangling, the fate of Yahoo! is officially decided. Earlier in the week, Carl Icahn and the Yahoo! board came to an agreement over the future of the beleaguered Internet portal. Under the terms of the ... deal, eight members of the board will stay on including Chairman Roy Bostock, Ronald Burkle, Eric Hippeau, Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur Kern, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Gary Wilson and CEO Jerry Yang. Robert Kotick will step down from the board and be replaced by Icahn. The board will also enlarge to include two more members for a total of 11, and both spots ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jul
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Microsoft, Yahoo, and Icahn Continue to Bicker Long After We All Stopped Caring

They're at it again. Earlier this week, Microsoft, Icahn and Yahoo! all released competing statements about recent talks between the three parties. Another endless discussion in an endless fight for corporate control wouldn't rate coverage at this ... point, but in this case it's interesting to note that Microsoft and Icahn felt they needed to 'set the record straight. ' Did Yahoo! lie or just misinterpret the most recent events? You be the judge. On July 14, Yahoo released a statement rejecting the most recent offer from Microsoft to obtain the search component of Yahoo's business. According to ... (view more)

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