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Microsoft & Yahoo Stalled but not Over – News Corp Enters the Fray: What it Means for Software, Advertising, & Innovation

With Yahoo shares down nearly 50%, Microsoft decided to prove the rumors true and make an unsolicited offer for Yahoo. The incredible $45 billion offer for Yahoo was designed to blunt Google's advertising momentum, and stall Google with its recent entry in to core Microsoft businesses such as word processing. At last year’s Wall Street [...]

Impact of Google’s wireless strategy – cellphones with ads or easier access to applications?

Carriers traditionally have decided what applications most consumers see on their cellphones, setting rules and negotiating fees for software developers to gain access. Google has struggled at times in recent years to get its products -- including Google Maps, Gmail email and its search engine -- onto mobile phones in a way that's easy for [...]

From Red Herring: Yahoo to Buy Blue Lithium

“Yahoo on Tuesday said it agreed to acquire ad network BlueLithium for about $300 million in cash, a move that will help the Internet giant sell advertising across a greater number of web sites. The acquisition was expected to help boost Yahoo’s effort to develop a third-party advertising network, helping the Internet company better compete [...]