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Microsoft and Yahoo: Search partners

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:06 AM | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

Microsoft and Yahoo reached a long-awaited partnership Wednesday in a bid to challenge Google's dominance in online search.

Under the 10-year deal, searches on will be powered by Microsoft's new Bing search engine. Yahoo, in turn, will be responsible for attracting premium advertisers.

Microsoft will pay Yahoo 88% of the revenue it gains from searches on Yahoo's sites. Microsoft will also have the rights to integrate Yahoo search technology into its own existing Web search platforms.

Yahoo said the revenue sharing agreement will increase its operating income by about $500 million annually.

Yahoo to cut nearly 700 jobs after 1Q results fall

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:43 PM | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | (url: http://finance.ya...)

Yahoo Inc. will lay off nearly 700 workers after getting off to a bumpy start under a tough-talking new boss who has promised to engineer a long-awaited turnaround at one of the Internet's best-known franchises.

Neither the lackluster first-quarter results nor the job cuts announced Tuesday came as a surprise.

Analysts had already predicted Yahoo's three-year slump would worsen during the first three months of the year, and hints about the payroll purge were leaked to the media last week.

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Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL search up; Google down

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:31 AM | Thursday, February 19, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL each carved out a little more U.S. search market share in January, but Google still had the biggest piece of the pie, according to a report Wednesday by ComScore.

Yahoo Web sites accounted for 21 percent of the market (up half a percent) compared to the month before, while Microsoft grabbed an 8.5 percent slice (up 0.2 percent), and AOL nabbed 3.9 percent of the market (a 0.1 percent increase).

Google, while still holding the largest slice of the market by far, accounted for 63 percent of the search industry in January, down half a percent.

One interesting observation from Silicon Alley Insider is Yahoo's consecutive five-month run in posting modest monthly gains in U.S. search market share.

Google, Microsoft & Others Abandon Network Neutrality.

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:34 AM | Monday, December 15, 2008 | (url: http://online.wsj...)

Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.

At risk is a principle known as network neutrality: Cable and phone companies that operate the data pipelines are supposed to treat all traffic the same -- nobody is supposed to jump the line.

Separately, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. have withdrawn quietly from a coalition formed two years ago to protect network neutrality. Each company has forged partnerships with the phone and cable companies.

Yahoo to Lay Off Over 1,000 Employees

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:01 PM | Monday, October 20, 2008 | (url:

ahoo plans to announce significant cost cuts, including layoffs, possibly as early as Tuesday when the troubled Internet firm announces its third-quarter results, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The newspaper, citing "people familiar with the matter," said that the exact number of jobs to be cut was not clear but it would be more than the 1,000 jobs the Sunnyvale, California-based company announced it was cutting in January.

The newspaper said some managers in Yahoo, which had 14,300 employees as of the end of June, had been asked to identify operating budget cuts of around 15 percent.

Yahoo has been losing ground on the Web to companies such as Google, MySpace and Facebook, and was the target earlier this year of a failed takeover bid by US software giant Microsoft.

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Yahoo to use Google Ads

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 05:14 PM | Saturday, June 14, 2008 | (url:

Yahoo will run Google-supplied ads alongside its own search results and on some of its Web properties in the U.S. and Canada. The agreement is non-exclusive, giving Yahoo the ability to display paid search results from Google, other third parties, and Yahoo's own Panama marketplace.

Yahoo and AOL to merge?

Submitted by: trepanation @ 05:35 PM | Thursday, April 10, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

There are rumors on the wire that Yahoo may merge with AOL via a sale of AOL to Yahoo by Time Warner.

Could NVIDIA aquire AMD?

Submitted by: Zengei @ 12:13 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Move over Microsoft and Yahoo, time to speculate on the unholy marriage of two other Titans: NVIDIA and AMD. AMD hasn't been doing so hot lately and while NVIDIA doesn't have the cash to straight-up buy AMD, it could do so with additional financing. This would mean NVIDIA would consume its only rival, ATi in the process. Of course NVIDIA has expressed no such desire to acquire AMD, and AMD isn't looking to be acquired, but you can't like Microsoft have all the fun. Next up: Google seeks to acquire... I don't know... Apple, yeah, let's go with that, Google's going to be buy Apple.

Yahoo Board to Reject Takeover Bid

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:53 PM | Saturday, February 9, 2008 | (url: http://www.nytime...)

Yahoos board of directors plans to reject Microsofts $44.6 billion hostile bid with a letter Monday saying the offer undervalues Yahoo, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday.

The decision to reject the bid was taken following a board meeting Friday in which directors explored ways in which to respond to Microsofts week-old bid. The board heard presentations from Yahoos management and its bankers, according to people familiar with the discussions. Several people argued that the company was worth more than what Microsoft offered, this person said.

The board was also presented with various options for maintaining Yahoos independence, including an advertising partnership with Google that could improve Yahoos bottom line, this person said.

Yahoo to team up with Google instead?

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:09 AM | Monday, February 4, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)

Yahoo Inc would consider a business alliance with Google Inc as one way to rebuff a $44.6 billion takeover proposal by Microsoft, a source familiar with Yahoo's strategy said on Sunday.

Yahoo management is considering revisiting talks it held with Google several months ago on an alliance as an alternative to Microsoft's bid, that source said. At $31 a share, Yahoo believes the bid undervalues the company, two sources said.

A second source close to Yahoo said it had received a procession of preliminary contacts by media, technology, telephone and financial companies. But the source said they were unaware whether any alternative bid was in the offing.

Microsoft bids $44.6B for Yahoo

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:10 AM | Friday, February 1, 2008 | (url:

Technology giant Microsoft said Friday it had offered to buy Internet search engine operator Yahoo with a cash and stock bid worth $44.6 billion.

In a statement, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the offer would enable both companies to "compete in the online services market" and would mean "better choice and innovation" for customers and industry partners.