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Microsoft rules out new takeover bid for Yahoo


November 20th, 2008 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 20 (DPA) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Wednesday ruled out a new takeover bid for troubled web portal Yahoo, but stressed that the software giant was still interested in partnering ... Read more...

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Jerry Yang to step down as Yahoo CEO


November 18th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo, will step down from his role after the company finds a replacement, the Internet company has announced.Yangs departure follows long criticism ... Read more...

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Yahoo shares plunge after another Microsoft rejection


November 8th, 2008 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 8 (DPA) Shares of ailing internet pioneer Yahoo plunged more than 10 percent Friday after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reiterated that his company was not interested in reviving its ... Read more...

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Citigroup lets Wells Fargo grab Wachovia


October 10th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 10 (IANS) Leading global financial services company, Citigroup, has abandoned its fight for Wachovia bank, letting it go to Wells Fargo, but said it will seek compensatory and punitive ... Read more...

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Microsoft buys European shopping site for $486 mn


August 30th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 30 (DPA) Hoping to boost its Internet power, Microsoft has bought Greenfield Online Inc, the owner of European price comparison site Ciao GmbH, for about $486 million, the company ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani ‘deadly serious’ about buying Newcastle United


August 4th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani is expected to make a series of proposals to the owners of English Premier League football club Newscastle United in a possible 260 ... Read more...

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Mbeki received kickbacks in German defence deal: report


August 4th, 2008 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg, Aug 3 (DPA) South African President Thabo Mbeki allegedly took a multimillion-dollar bribe from a German shipbuilding giant for a 1999 submarine deal, South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper reported. The Times ... Read more...

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America for sale: Boost or bust for US economy?


July 27th, 2008 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg San Francisco, July 27 (DPA) It was a perfect American scene: a couple of buddies happily knocking back beers while watching a baseball game on a balmy summer's evening. Except ... Read more...

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Three green groups seek review of Vedanta’s Asarco deal


June 18th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 18 (IANS) In continuing difficulties for Vedanta Resources' takeover bid of US copper mining giant Asarco, three leading green groups have urged the US attorney general to review the ... Read more...

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Vedanta push for Asarco hits bump in US court


June 14th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (IANS) Vedanta Resources' takeover bid of US copper mining giant Asarco hit a bump Friday when a judge of a bankruptcy court in Texas signalled he might give ... Read more...

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Yahoo signs deal with Google after Microsoft talks end


June 13th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
DPA San Francisco, June 13 (DPA) Yahoo has entered an agreement to run some Google's ads on its search pages after acquisition talks with Microsoft ended in failure, the web pioneer has said. ... Read more...

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Yahoo may face early shareholder trial


June 11th, 2008 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA San Francisco, June 11 (DPA) Internet pioneer Yahoo may have to face a lawsuit by insurgent shareholders before a key Aug 1 vote in which the company's board faces re-election, according to ... Read more...

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Microsoft proposes new deal to Yahoo!


May 19th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 19 (IANS) Showing how hard it needs Yahoo! by its side to gain an edge in internet search and advertising, Microsoft has proposed a new deal with the search ... Read more...

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Microsoft mulls purchase of Facebook: report


May 8th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by admin
DPA San Francisco, May 8 (DPA) Microsoft's bankers have approached Facebook about a purchase of the social networking site as an alternative for its failed takeover bid for Yahoo, an American business journal ... Read more...

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Microsoft raises Yahoo bid as talks intensify(Lead)


May 3rd, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 3 (DPA) A mammoth deal that would reshape the internet landscape loomed closer Friday after Microsoft reportedly raised its bid for leading web portal Yahoo. The New York Times ... Read more...

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Microsoft and Yahoo intensify takeover talks


May 3rd, 2008 - 3:57 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 3 (DPA) Microsoft and Yahoo executives intensified takeover talks Friday but could not reach agreement on a price for the deal, The Wall Street Journal reported. The intensified talks ... Read more...

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Yahoo stays silent as Microsoft deadline nears


April 26th, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by admin
DPA San Francisco, April 26 (DPA) Yahoo maintained a defiant silence Friday on Microsoft's $40-billion takeover bid, as Saturday's deadline to wrap up the deal came down to the wire. Instead of publicly ... Read more...

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Yahoo! close to a deal with AOL to thwart Microsoft


April 10th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
By Parveen Chopra New York, April 10 (IANS) Yahoo! and Time Warner's AOL are close to inking a deal to combine their internet operations to thwart Microsoft's takeover bid even as the software ... Read more...

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Yahoo! ready for deal, but wants more money


April 8th, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by admin
DPA San Francisco, April 7 (DPA) Two days after Microsoft slapped a deadline on its buyout offer, a previously reluctant Yahoo! signalled Monday that it was ready to strike a deal, but said ... Read more...

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Microsoft, Yahoo meeting on takeover ends without results


April 4th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 4 (DPA) Key officials from US software giant Microsoft and internet company Yahoo failed to reach agreement in talks over a multi-billion takeover bid, the Wall Street Journal newspaper ... Read more...

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Microsoft will not raise Yahoo! offer: Report


April 1st, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 1 (DPA) Software-giant Microsoft has no intention of increasing its multi-billion takeover bid for internet company Yahoo!, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Quoting sources close to the company, ... Read more...

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Yahoo acquires video service for 160 million dollars


February 13th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.13 (ANI): Having rejected Microsoft's hostile 44.6 billion dollar takeover bid, slumping Internet pioneer Yahoo Incorporated on Tuesday acquired the online video service Maven Networks Incorporated for 160 million dollars. The deal ... Read more...

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Yahoo to spurn Microsoft’s 44 billion dollar offer


February 10th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.10 (ANI): The board of Yahoo Incorporated has decided to spurn Microsoft Corporation's 44.6 billion dollar takeover bid. News reports said Yahoo's decision could lead to a showdown between two prominent technology ... Read more...

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