Tag: microsoft

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the deals Microsoft made recently with Twitter and Facebook to incorporate tweets and status updates into its Bing search engine. Google quickly announced a deal with Twitter too, but why should we care? Also, Bloomberg bought out BusinessWeek magazine, but […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the recent complex search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo, with Microsoft’s Bing search engine to run queries on Yahoo, and Yahoo getting 88% of revenues. Plus, Wired editor Chris Anderson recently got in trouble with an interview he gave to […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Microsoft made what appeared to be its last bid for Yahoo at $33 per share, and Yahoo wanted $37. Microsoft walked away. What a weird way for this entire drama to end — if it is indeed over. Most people expect this to be a very bad week for Yahoo on Wall Street, with Silicon […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Eric Jackson If you’re following the twists and turns of Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo, you can’t escape one name that keeps popping up in the media: Eric Jackson. As an activist shareholder in Yahoo, he has become the voice of the opposition, calling on Yahoo to accept Microsoft’s takeover bid — or any reasonable […] more »

by Mark Glaser

After years of rumors, it finally happened. On Friday, Microsoft made its buyout offer for Yahoo. But while that was expected to happen, as both companies have had trouble catching online advertising juggernaut Google, what wasn’t so expected was that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would go all Murdoch on Yahoo with a hostile bid at […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“I do not plan on being on Facebook too much anymore — seems like a waste of time & it seems my friends cannot even take a breath without me receiving notification of it. E-mail is better!” That was the note I got from one of my new friends on Facebook who had become obsessed […] more »