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Why the Activist Investors in Yahoo! and Chesapeake Travel in Packs

Penny Herscher | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Penny Herscher

The answer lies in how inefficient and/or difficult it is to be alone and an outlier on a board. Boards aim to be collegiate, making sure diverse opinions are aired while also providing good financial oversight of the company.

How to Fire a CEO

Penny Herscher | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

If you do have the misfortune to need to fire a CEO, at least make that a well-managed, dignified, confidential process.

Yahoo: Lap Dancers Star At Company's Hacker Event In Taiwan

AllThingsD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One word: Shameful. So, no surprise that Yahoo (YHOO), which is trying mightily to burnish its image worldwide, quickly apologized for the presence...

You're Gonna Love the Digital Transition

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

Today we all become digital. Thanks to Congress, all analog life in these United States will cease and everything will be transformed from waves and particles into bits and bytes.

Odious PR Move Of Our Time

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today Yahoo! reported its earnings, which beat street estimates. As far as earnings go, they were pretty typical of today, actually better than some. They had earnings, for example.

This Year's Christmas Gift: Stock for Stocking Stuffers

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Let's make this a merry and happy holiday season for all the needy around the world, including the fine companies whose stocks are stupidly undervalued by the moronic times in which we live.

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...

What Yahoo Didn't Say

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In corporate press-release wars like this, it is imperative to read between the lines. More important that what Yahoo (YHOO) said in its Microsoft (MS...

Microsoft-Yahoo Takeover Glitch: Can't Find Dissident Yahoo Board Members

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the next steps in the Microsoft-Yahoo melodrama (MSFT) (YHOO) is for Microsoft to nominate a slate of directors to replace the ones it will try...

Does A Yahoo Takeover Make Sense For Microsoft?

Vince Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vince Farrell

Microsoft's knockout offer is an obvious benefit for Yahoo holders. Does it make sense for Microsoft?

Microsoft, Yahoo Deadlocked

Business Week | Jay Greene, Robert Hof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's oddly quiet on the Microsoft-Yahoo! battlefront. Perhaps too quiet. More than two weeks after the software giant launched its unsolicited stock-a...