Who will run Yahoo?
There are myriad answers to that question, but AllThingsD suggests that Ross Levinsohn, the former head of News Corp’s Fox Interactive Media Group, and partner, former AOL Chief Jon Miller, are heavily mentioned as the kind who might get a crack at it.
Miller’s an interesting choice and one wonders if joining the company would push Yahoo closer to an AOL deal. Miller wasn’t immediately reachable on Monday night.
Meanwhile there’s no guarantee that Jerry Yang, who is still in charge, is going anywhere. In fact, on Monday, Yahoo itself worked to rally shareholder support in the face of a proxy battle with Carl Icahn, saying the his plan for the company’s future was “ill-defined”, and questioned whether Microsoft was ever serious about a full-scale merger.
Yahoo annual shareholder meeting in Silicon Valley on Aug. 1 — where Icahn is running a slate of directors to replace Yahoo’s board and remove Yang — promises fireworks.
Keep an eye on:
* Microsoft plans to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model by $50, to $299 in the next few weeks. (Reuters )
* Nokia signed a deal with Warner Music Group to make Warner titles available through its “Comes With Music” service and Nokia music store. (Reuters )
* The sequel to last year’s best-selling predecessor “Rock Band” will be released for the Xbox in September, months ahead of key rival “Guitar Hero.” (Reuters )