Barry Diller’s take on Microsoft, Yahoo and more

July 29, 2009

Few in the media business know dealmaking better than Barry Diller.

So it comes as little surprise that the head of IAC/Interactive was asked about both the Microsoft-Yahoo deal and the AOL separation during an earnings conference call today. He sounded upbeat on both situations.

Bartz shuns f-bomb, hearts Bing

July 22, 2009

By now, reporters and analysts who cover Yahoo have come to expect (and dare I say, delight in) CEO Carol Bartz’s colorful figures of speech and the occasional f-bomb drop during conference calls.

With Apple, Microsoft ahead, this is no time for vacation

July 20, 2009

Get ready for another big week of earnings, with Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo the highlights (at least in our world).

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I am thinking of rebranding myself as Zing

July 20, 2009

Some tech links to start the week:

I am seriously considering changing my byline to Zing, what with all the media attention a certain search engine is getting.

Time to determine how the media biz is faring

July 17, 2009

Media companies report their quarterly results during the next few weeks, time that should help us determine the state of advertising. Has it stabilized? Is it growing? Or is spending still trending down?

Yahoo and Google spice up ad offerings

June 22, 2009

The battle to build the best Internet search engine gets plenty of press.

But with the economy in the doldrums, the Internet giants are also engaged in a heated race to improve their advertising offerings.

So long analog TV; it was great knowing you

June 12, 2009

Isn’t today the big big day for the transition to digital television? You can be forgiven for forgetting — in fact that’s just how the Obama administration wants it.

Yahoo: stick around, we have widgets

June 5, 2009

Yahoo might not invent the next killer Web product. But the company wants surfers to be able to use  online applications, or “widgets,” without leaving the Yahoo kingdom.

First Bing ad airs tonight

June 3, 2009

Microsoft launches the first wave of the publicity campaign for its new search engine Bing tonight, with a prime time ad linking the recent financial chaos with small animals tapping on keyboards. At least that’s what it looks like:

Bad-a-bing! Microsoft unveils new search engine

May 28, 2009

The worst-kept secret in tech was finally made public as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lifted the wraps off the company’s new search engine: Bing.