Archive for January, 2009

Ex-Yahoo Moore Boomerangs Back To Microsoft; Puts Start-Up Idea On Hold (Forbes)

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Scott Moore, who left Microsoft for Yahoo four years ago, is headed back to Redmond as general manager and executive producer of the U.S. content business, according to a report by Kara Swisher that I have confirmed.

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Ex-Yahoo Moore Boomerangs Back To Microsoft; Puts Start-Up Idea On Hold (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Scott Moore, who left Microsoft for Yahoo four years ago, is headed back to Redmond as GM and executive producer of the U.S. content business, according to a report by Kara Swisher that I have confirmed.

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Take a Peek at the Google Drive (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, January 30th, 2009

                                                                    Google’s long-awaited online storage tool, dubbed the Google Drive, may soon be a reality. A detailed description of the GDrive was found in a file used by Google Pack, a suite of Google desktop programs, by blogger Brian Ussery.

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Dell to Make Google and Microsoft Phones ? Really? (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Just when you thought there are enough not-so-good looking and overrated phones out there, Dell is said to announce two iPhone and Blackberry competitors sometime next month. Code named MePhone (hopefully not the final name), the phones will run on Google Android and Microsoft Windows Mobile respectively.

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Yahoo posts US$303-million loss in Q4 (National Post)

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Yahoo! Inc., owner of the second most popular U.S. search engine, reported a fourth-quarter loss because of reorganization costs and international expenses. Sales met analysts? estimates, sending the shares higher.

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Google delays stock option exchange program (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Googlers who want to revalue their underwater stock options will have to wait until Tuesday for the voluntary employee option exchange program to launch, Google said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday that did not explain why.

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Google begins effort to find Internet blockers (USA Today)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Google Wednesday unveiled a plan aimed at eventually letting computer users determine whether providers like Comcast Corp are inappropriately blocking or slowing their work online.

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Yahoo suffers 4Q loss, but tops analyst views (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. stumbled to a fourth-quarter loss of $303 million, but the Internet company withstood the recession better than analysts had expected.

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Does a Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Still Make Sense? (New York Times)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

With a new leader at the helm, chatter about a potential Microsoft -Yahoo tie-up has resurfaced. But, wonders Fortune, do the reasons for Microsoft?s one-time $45 billion bid still make sense?

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Microsoft and Yahoo: Deal or no deal? (CNN Money)

Monday, January 26th, 2009

It is conventional wisdom in tech circles that Microsoft and Yahoo will resuscitate talks about combining at least some parts of their businesses now that Yahoo has a new CEO, Carol Bartz.

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