Breaking up is hard to do – Yahoo’s Yang

May 29, 2008

Yahoo_YangGetting jilted by your girlfriend. That’s how Yahoo’s Jerry Yang described the falling out with Microsoft mid-negotiations during the most highly anticipated session at D: All Things Digital conference.

New York Times and Journal Register? Seriously?

May 16, 2008

journal-register-logo.JPGWe’ve written a lot lately about tiny Journal Register Co , the newspaper publisher that’s exploring its options — another way of saying that its survival is on the line. Among them is getting its lenders to restructure its debt so it won’t have to declare default. Another, which would depend on that, is taking $25 million from an Ohio-based investment firm and selling off a bunch of its failing newspapers.

Microsoft-Yahoo: Google ‘hearts’ Yahoo’s search ads

May 9, 2008

schmidt.jpgAs the Microsoft-Yahoo will-they-won’t-they? saga drags on, Google’s role in any future talks becomes more apparent.

Is Yahoo’s Yang toast?

May 6, 2008

steve-case-frowns.jpgLegendary media money manager Gordon Crawford blasted Yahoo Chief Jerry Yang for blowing the Microsoft deal in high profile interviews with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Yahoo – jilted lover or masterful tactician?

May 6, 2008

yang-photo.jpgYahoo Chief Jerry Yang is leaving the door open to Microsoft, he tells us. In an interview with Reuters’ Michele Gershberg, Yang says he had been seeking common ground when Microsoft abruptly ended deal talks.

Microsoft and Yahoo: what next?

May 5, 2008

Yahoo CEO Jerry YangNow that Microsoft has broken off its pursuit of Yahoo, the only thing we know for sure is that those two technology icons will not be merging (right now). Every other possibility and option for the two companies is up in the air. (One thing is for sure, Yahoo’s stock is already down more than 20 percent .)

Ballmer seals all Yahoo exits

May 4, 2008

ballmer-gestures.jpgMicrosoft dumped its offer to buy Yahoo on Saturday. A closer reading of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to Yahoo’s Jerry Yang shows Microsoft is content to do nothing less than choke the air supply out of Yahoo’s trachea.

Microsoft, Yahoo deadline looms

April 25, 2008

hourglass.jpgWith earnings reports for Yahoo and Microsoft out of the way, all eyes are now on Saturday, Microsoft’s deadline for Yahoo to accept its $43 billion offer.

Microsoft turns up heat on Yahoo

April 24, 2008

ballmer-victory.jpgWill Microsoft stay and fight or dump its bid for Yahoo altogether?

Even as it mulls its next move, the software maker is cranking up the heat on Yahoo ahead of its Saturday deadline.

Fingers crossed on Microsoft earnings

April 24, 2008

If you take Steve Ballmer at his word, the only way Yahoo shareholders may be able to squeeze a bit more money out of Microsoft Corp is to pray for a stellar earnings report from the software company Thursday afternoon.