He said, she said

July 15, 2008

If you’re getting lost in all the nasty rhetoric between Yahoo, Microsoft and Carl Icahn, here’s our primer on what the fuss is all about.

Microhoo latest: Icahn and his Nine Merry Men

July 14, 2008

He talked, he cajoled, he wrote stern letters, and issued threatening press releases. Now, it’s really on: Activist investor Carl Icahn filed a proxy on Monday to nominate a slate of nine directors to replace Yahoo’s board and to oust co-founder and current CEO Jerry Yang.

Yang having a bad day in Sun Valley?

July 10, 2008

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang — the target of a proxy battle by billionaire investor Carl Icahn and a takeover offensive by Microsoft — just arrived in Sun Valley for Allen & Co’s mogul confab. It looks like he wishes he was elsewhere.

The drama builds in Hollywood

July 10, 2008

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We’re once again wondering who will blink first in Hollywood.

The Screen Actors Guild and the major firm and television studios are having another pow-wow today, and the subject is an ominous sounding “final offer” that management has presented to the union.

Sun Valley at the bar

July 10, 2008

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Camping out at the Sun Valley Lodge bar on day 2 of Allen & Co’s annual Sun Valley mogul fest — a time honored tradition — is kind of like Disneyland for folks like us.

Neither wind, rain nor a classroom will keep iPhone fans away

July 9, 2008

iphone.jpgHere we go…

Two days before the iPhone’s launch, fans around Asia are queuing up to buy Apple’s latest offering. They don’t seem to care that it’s raining or freezing cold or if lining up early means missing work or school.

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.

Happy Monday! Your stock rating has just been cut

July 7, 2008

nyse.jpg It wasn’t exactly an auspicious start to the week for entertainment companies.

Yahoo in the news, again

July 3, 2008

carlicahn.jpgDoes anyone love Yahoo? It’s difficult to say. But everyone sure does love talking about Yahoo.

Buying on the rumor; selling the rest of the time

July 2, 2008

nasdaq.jpgYahoo’s stock price was rescued (yet again) by rumors that Microsoft is getting ready to bid for the web company’s search business (yet again).