Whatever the case, Yahoo’s settlement with Icahn, who had planned to run a rival board slate but now gets three board seats including himself and possibly former AOL Chief Jon Miller, averts what was expected to be a bloody battle on Aug. 1.
Miller, who was pushed out of the Time Warner division, was responsible for turning the subscriber-losing AOL into an Internet company after dismantling its walled garden.
Left unanswered: What will Microsoft say later today? Did Icahn get assurances from the software giant that it would be willing to negotiate any deal with Yahoo in the new board configuration?
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