Archive for July, 2008

Carl Icahn to Sit Out Yahoo Meeting (New York Times)

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Carl Icahn has been a busy blogger. The latest posts on his Icahn Report, which appeared Thursday morning, comprise of a critique of the financial press and an explanation of why he dropped his proxy fight with Yahoo . He also said that, after months of highly public feuding with Yahoo, he won?t be making an appearance at its upcoming shareholder meeting.

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Yahoo shareholders meeting a case of deja vu? (CNET)

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Yahoo investors are likely to get a taste of deja vu when they attend the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Friday. Shareholder revolt Take II?

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Yahoo shareholders meeting a case of deja vu? (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Update 7:59 a.m., with link to Carl Icahn’s blog about his thoughts on the Yahoo shareholder meeting.

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Google acquires Omnisio for video annotations (CNET)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Apparently YouTube’s annotation technology needed a helping hand: Google acquired start-up Omnisio for similar technology.

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Amazon Launches PayPal, Google Checkout Competitors (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Without the fanfare that typically accompanies such product announcements, Amazon.com on Tuesday launched two new online-payment options that target small businesses. That makes Amazon.com a direct competitor with both Google Checkout and eBay’s PayPal.

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Most drive-by malware comes from China, Google says (CNET)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Google analyzes Web sites in its index and finds that most of the sites that have malware are in China, according to a presentation at the Usenix security conference.

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Downloaders, take note: Some Yahoo music will not work soon (USA Today)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Some users of Yahoo’s music-download service will find songs they bought inaccessible after Sept. 30, adding fuel to criticisms over copy-protection measures known as digital rights management.

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YouTube, Google hit with lawsuit from Italian media company (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Italian media company Mediaset announced Wednesday filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its owner Google, alleging the video-sharing site distributed and exploited its commercial property.

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Cuil Ready for a Long Battle To Match Google in Search (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The latest search war is being touted as a David and Goliath battle. In modern-day terms, that means Cuil versus Google.

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An Assault on Google (Forbes)

Monday, July 28th, 2008

A former Google executive and her husband are betting better search isn’t a popularity contest.

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