from Summit Notebook:

Yahoo cedes search game to Google, for now

May 20, 2009

(Updated with more quotes)

If you're losing the game, time to change the playing field. Yahoo is counting on exactly that.

Microsoft’s big man on campus

May 7, 2009

Steve Ballmer knows how to pack a house.

Stanford University’s Memorial Hall was filled to its almost 2,000 capacity on Wednesday, as the voluble Microsoft CEO took the stage.

AOL’s Tim Armstrong’s more worried about Main St than Wall St

April 30, 2009

AOL’s recently appointed chief executive, Tim Armstrong, has only been in place for three weeks but Wall Street is waiting impatiently for his next move. He’s started to shake up the ad team. Investors are focused on when parent company Time Warner will spin off the Internet unit, which has lost favor with Wall Street, advertisers and users alike.

Hulu breaks into top 3 US video sites

April 28, 2009

Hulu continues its rapid ascent up the video charts, cracking the top three online video sites in the U.S. for the first time in March.

Microsoft glams up MSN home page

April 22, 2009

Microsoft is trying out a series of new home pages for its MSN web portal in an effort to drum up some new — and likely younger — readers to attract advertisers.

What does Wall Street think of Yahoo the morning after?

April 22, 2009

The reaction to Yahoo’s earnings in the stock market this morning was relatively positive. Shares rose 2 percent right off the bat, but we’ll see what happens as the day rolls on. Meanwhile, here are what some Wall Streeters had to say about the quarter in various research reports.

Yahoo’s Bartz drops the F-bomb

April 22, 2009

The most notable incident in Yahoo’s first-quarter earnings conference call Tuesday came in the closing minutes.

Google still king of search, Microsoft grows faster

April 15, 2009

Google remains the undisputed leader in U.S. Internet searches, but Microsoft can claim it is the fastest-growing, according to the latest figures from digital tally-keeper comScore.

Yahoo planning more job cuts

April 15, 2009

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is planning a new round of job cuts according to the reports as the company continues to cope with the aftermath of a downturn in online advertsing sales.

iTunes cuts/raises prices: Teens poised to shrug

April 7, 2009

With little (or no) fanfare, Apple’s iTunes opened its doors to a new pricing scheme, and song-based packages that the recording industry hopes will jazz up music sales.  Good luck.