Yahoo, Microsoft may mount fresh Google challenge (The New Zealand Herald)

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

NEW YORK – Yahoo shares were on the rise amid speculation it will team up with Microsoft in an online search advertising partnership aimed at mounting a more serious challenge to Google. The Sunnyvale, California-based company…

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Yahoo rallies on renewed hopes for Microsoft deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. shares rose 4 percent Friday amid speculation it will team up with Microsoft Corp. in an online search advertising partnership aimed at mounting a more serious challenge to Google Inc.

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DOJ officially opens investigation into Google Book Search (Computerworld)

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

IDG News Service – The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating a settlement involving Google Book Search for possible antitrust violations, following months of speculation that the agency had its eye on the service.

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Microsoft to resurrect Yahoo takeover bid? (PC Advisor)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Ballmer met with firm that controls Yahoo China A meeting between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Jack Ma, the CEO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, which controls Yahoo in China, has led to speculation that the software giant might have resurrected its bid to acquire Yahoo.

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Ballmer Meeting With Alibaba CEO Stirs Yahoo Speculation (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer met last week with Jack Ma, the CEO of top Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, which controls Yahoo’s operations in China. The meeting drove speculation in China that they may have discussed a potential Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo.

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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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One Yahoo Board Pick Sparks Speculation (New York Times)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Has Jerry Yang, Yahoo ?s embattled chief executive, played a part in picking his own successor?

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