Archive for November, 2008

Corporate raider moves on Yahoo (The Age)

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Corporate raider Carl Icahn increased his stake in Yahoo after co-founder Jerry Yang decided to step down as head of the internet firm.

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Icahn Raises His Stake in Yahoo to 5.5% (New York Times)

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Carl Icahn?s purchase of seven million additional shares is likely to fuel speculation over Yahoo?s search for a new chief executive.

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Carl Icahn raises his stake in Yahoo (AP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, November 28th, 2008

In a move likely to fuel speculation over Yahoo Inc.’s search for a new chief executive, activist investor Carl Icahn has bought up close to 7 million additional shares of the Internet company, according to regulatory filings.

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Video: Behind the Apple-Google API dustup (CNET)

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Google acknowledged breaking the official rules of Apple’s iPhone software development kit when it created the latest version of the Google Mobile application for the iPhone. What are the implications for developers and for users? Join Charles Cooper and Tom Krazit on the CNET News Daily Debrief.

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I-Tool Tips: Google brings Life Magazine images to the Internet (The Sacramento Bee)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

A photograph — especially an historic one — is “information” as much as any statistic. So it’s worth mentioning the recent debut of Google’s database of Life Magazine images.

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Google offers Filipino translation service (GMA News)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

MANILA, Philippines – Global search engine Google, Inc. announced Thursday a new service that can translate 34 foreign languages into Filipino.

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Icahn Increases Yahoo Holdings By Nearly 7 Million Shares (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Apparently no one told Carl Icahn this was supposed to be a slow news day … the Yahoo director added nearly 7 million shares to his holdings in the company this week at an almost bargain-basement cost of roughly $67 million.  According to a filing with the SEC Wednesday, various Icahn entities acquired 3,697,181 shares at $9.7988 per share Monday, 2,704,780 shares at $9.9678 Tuesday, and …

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Tip of the Week: A Faster Way to Update Google Calendar (New York Times)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

People using both Google Calendar and Gmail can add a small window into Google Calendar right in the main Gmail screen, which makes planning activities by e-mail even easier.

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Google Updates Street View (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Google Maps’ Street View underwent some small but interesting changes just in time for your Thanksgiving commute.

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Yahoo Sells off Comparison Shopping Arm Kelkoo (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Yahoo has sold Kelkoo, the European comparison shopping service it bought in 2004 — at a time when Microsoft is busy adding such features to its own search offering. The sale, to U.K. company Jamplant, is the first sign since CEO Jerry Yang stepped down last Monday that Yahoo is refocusing.

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