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Yahoo! Restructuring, Jorgensen Out

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: CNBC Is reporting that Blake Jorgensen is leaving Yahoo! For more on the restructuring of the company, click here. The stock is rising on th...

Ballmer Dismisses Yahoo Buyout But Open On Search

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo Inc., CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday, though he told shareholders t...

Microsoft's New Yahoo Plans May Include Old Allies News Corp, Time Warner

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is preparing a new bid for Yahoo Inc's search business and has approached other media companies about joining it in a deal ...

Microsoft Buys Powerset Search Engine

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As rumored last week, Microsoft has acquired Powerset, a much-hyped semantic search engine startup. No official word on deal price, but it's rumored t...

Execs Resigning Yahoo Spots And Now You Can, Too

Wired.com | John C. Abell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You know you wish you could quit Yahoo. It's a drag now that the Microsoft balloon has burst. Like that was gonna make working here anything like the...

Yahoo Investors Weighing Move To Oust Board

CNBC | David Faber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The level of aggravation among Yahoo's largest shareholders is high two days after talks between Yahoo and Microsoft broke down. Given that frustrati...

Yahoo CEO on hot seat after rebuffing Microsoft's $47.5B bid

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang has gotten what he wanted: a chance to prove his company is worth more than the $47.5 bill...

Microsoft Abandons Bid For Yahoo

All Things Digital | Kara Swisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a months-long standoff, Microsoft (MSFT) has abandoned its bid for Yahoo (YHOO), people involved in the discussions said today. Microsoft confi...

Microsoft, Yahoo In Negotiations, Bid Increased "Several Dollars" Per Share

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The WSJ has confirmed our earlier assumption: Microsoft has been silent because Microsoft and Yahoo are now negotiating seriously about consummating a...

Report: Microsoft board still mulling next Yahoo move

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.'s directors met Wednesday to consider raising the software maker's $41.9 billion bid for Yahoo Inc. instead of p...

Google Sits Pretty As Rivals Tussle Over Yahoo

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.'s attempt to take over Yahoo Inc. has become so tortured it may help Internet search and advertising leader Goog...

Is Yahoo's Yang Just Delaying The Inevitable?

Business Week | Catherina Holahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yahoo's resistance to a takeover by Microsoft looks foolhardy to some investors and Wall Street analysts. But the push-back may prove effective in the...

Yahoo Still Wants Microsoft to Raise Bid

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Brushing aside the threat of a disruptive takeover battle that could batter its shaky stock, Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. on Mond...

What People At Yahoo Are Thinking About

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I personally have been part of a merger/acquisition scenario more times than I care to contemplate. It's like a flu. You feel it coming on. Then you either get it or you don't.

Microsoft 'Evaluating' Its Yahoo Offer

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — A person familiar with Microsoft's bid for Yahoo said Friday the software company is evaluating its offer in light of the economic cli...

Microsoft: No Plans To Raise Yahoo Bid (Yet)

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Microsoft (MSFT) plans to continue to stand firm on its Yahoo (YHOO) bid, the WSJ says--a report that will likely come as a disappointment to those ho...

Is Microsoft Ready To Pull Its Yahoo Bid?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kara Swisher revives an issue we raised a few weeks back: What happens if Yahoo (YHOO) blows Q1? This question has no doubt been bandied about in Micr...

Yahoo Scrambles to Block Microsoft Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo Inc. has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time ...

Microsoft Readies Yahoo Proxy Battle

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. is getting ready to take its bid for Yahoo right to the Web portal's shareholders, even as analysts wait for a higher ...

Yahoo Board to Spurn $44B Microsoft Bid

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc.'s board will reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues t...

Microsoft Urged To Raise Bid By No. 2 Shareholder

Reuters | Muralikumar Anantharaman, Daisuke Wakabayashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yahoo Inc's (YHOO.O) second-biggest shareholder urged Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to raise its $42 billion bid for the Web pioneer and warned Yahoo it has...

Yahoo's White Knight: Microsoft Shareholders

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Microsoft's shareholders are unhappy about the Yahoo offer--and they're expressing their displeasure by voting with their feet. As they do, they're dr...

Top 5 Microsoft-Yahoo Enhancements

US News & World Report | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yahoo! is a consumer-friendly service provider that succeeds only to the extent it can give consumers what they want, as fast as possible. Its chipper...

News Corp Says "No Yahoo Bid"

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A News Corp spokesman says it is not putting together a competing bid for Yahoo--which makes sense, given that it can't afford Yahoo. Time Warner, AT&...

Yang Finally Speaks

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang wisely emerged from his bunker today, updating Yahoo's worldwide workforce about the Microsoft offer via an email message and pat...