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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AOL appoints Google exec to head advertising (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Time Warner Inc’s AOL Internet unit said on Thursday it has appointed former Google Inc executive Jeff Levick as president of global advertising and strategy, overseeing its Platform-A advertising sales business.

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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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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 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-AOL Deal Unlikely Because of Cost, Analysts Say (Update1) (Bloomberg)

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo! Inc. probably won’t buy Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit because it wouldn’t save enough money from subsequent job cuts and because any deal might jeopardize AOL’s search partnership with Google Inc., analysts said.

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Yahoo Said to Get OK to Restart AOL Talks With Time Warner (New York Times)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Yahoo ?s new board on Tuesday approved a new round of discussions with Time Warner over the future of its AOL unit, The Financial Times reported, citing a person familiar with Yahoo?s thinking.

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Google admits its AOL investment may be impaired (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Google Inc’s 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc’s AOL unit may be worth less than the $1 billion the Web company paid for it in 2006, Google warned in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

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Time Warner Blocks a Yahoo Board Choice (New York Times)

Monday, August 4th, 2008

As Yahoo held what turned out to be an anticlimactic meeting , Time Warner issued a statement that it had blocked the nomination of Jonathan Miller, the former chairman and chief executive of its AOL Internet unit, to the board of Yahoo.

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