Yahoo: who prints their email?

July 18, 2008

We can spend a lot of time analyzing how Yahoo really feels about Carl Icahn and his rival slate. But this, found at the top of Yahoo’s latest proxy filing and its homepage, says it all.

AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft talks heat up

July 16, 2008

bewkes4.jpgTime Warner’s talks with Yahoo and separately with Microsoft have taken on renewed urgency as a pivotal Yahoo annual shareholders meeting approaches, a source tells us.

Sun Valley – a sked of who’s where, when…

July 9, 2008

kingabdullah.jpgThanks to New York Times Andrew Ross Sorkin’s DealBook blog here’s a sked of who’s going to be speaking at this year’s annual media mogul and new media upstart get-together organized by Allen & Company in Idaho’s Sun Valley.

Murdoch in Sun Valley: No deals

July 9, 2008

murdoch.jpgConsummate dealmaker Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp, strolled into the Sun Valley Inn for the first full day of Allen & Co’s annual mogul retreat.

Valley of the moguls

July 8, 2008

Swan smallerThey call it the Duck Pond, but it’s actually teaming with (vicious) swans. It’s considered a big media and tech powwow, but a broad swath of global corporate titans of finance and politics round out the guest list.

Battle of egos at Yahoo, Microsoft

June 27, 2008

Yahoo shares have fallen 20 percent since talks with Microsoft broke up, and some shareholders are blaming big egos for the failure.

Microhoo: reading the tea leaves

June 24, 2008

tea.jpgWith Yahoo shares trading just above $20, investors must be desperate for any sign that buyout talks with Microsoft could be resuscitated. It’s been relatively quiet since Yahoo struck the Google ad deal — with nary a peep from the usually loquacious activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been blogging about CEO pay but keeping silent on where he will take his Yahoo proxy battle.

Take-Two takers?

June 6, 2008

Take-Two Interactive CEO Ben Feder told us yesterday the company is in formal discussions with a range of parties interested in its “strategic alternatives,” which could involve a sale.

Yahoo to Microsoft: No, No, No

June 2, 2008

yangthinking.jpgDetails of the backroom dealings between Microsoft and Yahoo from an investor lawsuit were unsealed by Delaware Chancery Court Judge William Chandler on Monday.

A summer romance for GE and Time Warner?

June 2, 2008

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We’re moving into summer now — peak wedding time. Naturally, all sorts of mergers are on the mind.