Yahoo CEO keeps Microsoft deal door open (CIOL)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Less than a week after saying that Yahoo would be “cleaner and simpler without a Microsoft connection,” CEO Carol Bartz said on Monday that the struggling Internet giant can “take on” rivals Microsoft Corp and Google Inc. However, she dismissed the idea of striking a partnership with Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit, Dow Jones reported on Monday.

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With ex-Google exec, AOL seeks another fresh start (San Francisco Chronicle)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Shortly before taking over as head of AOL in April, Tim Armstrong ripped out some office doors. The doors _ made of glass and requiring a company key card to pass through _ stood in AOL’s New York headquarters, separating the offices of executives like former… Related: Tim Armstrong – AOL – Google – New York – Randy Falco

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AOL asks court to rule Yahoo patents not violated (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Time Warner Inc’s AOL has asked a federal court to rule that it is not infringing patents held by Yahoo Inc.

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Google Search Continues to Grow as AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft Regroup (Search Engine Journal)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

New statistics from Nielsen Online point out that Google?s dominance of the search market is not going away anytime soon, as Google Search Engine usages has grown substantially over the past year by 16.7%. Google now holds an estimated 64.2% of the ?search share market.? Keep in mind, a lot of search users use multiple search […] Check out the SEO Tools guide at Search Engine Journal . Google …

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Can Armstrong bring Google glam to AOL? (CNN Money)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Here’s what we know about Tim Armstrong, the Google’s top ad sales executive, named late Thursday as chairman and CEO of AOL, the shriveled remains of the company that brought dial-up Internet to the masses and oodles of grief to its diminished owner, Time Warner (FORTUNE’s parent):

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AOL taps Google executive Armstrong as CEO (AP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

An executive from Google Inc. is becoming the latest CEO of AOL, raising hopes that he will be able to turn around Time Warner Inc.’s struggling Internet unit.

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AOL investment loses its luster with Google (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google Inc.’s decision to sell its crumbling investment in longtime advertising partner AOL is the latest example of how the recession has forced the Internet search leader to sober up and reassess its priorities.

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AOL Mulls Other OptionsAs Time Warner Wearies of Yahoo Waiting Game (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Here’s a joke an exec at AOL recently sent me: Q: How many Yahoo and AOL dealmakers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: None–you don’t need light, if you’re never going to sign an merger agreement.

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Yahoo needs partner to stay alive (Modesto Bee)

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

SEATTLE — Without Google’s muscle behind it, Yahoo’s chances for digging out of a long slump are looking even poorer, making it appear more likely that the company will turn to Microsoft or AOL to help weather the economic downturn.

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The Yahoo-AOL Jabberfest Continues Ad Infinitum (Plus Some Jerry Yang Chitter-Chatter on Video) (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Last week–in a clear sign that BoomTown has spent way too much face time in front of the idiot box–I compared the endless bickering back-and-forth between Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to the annoying push-me-pull-you antics of Ross and Rachel on the television show, “Friends.”

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