Microsoft still interested in Yahoo

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is still signalling an interest in a deal to buy part of Yahoo.

Yahoo gets massive management shake-up

After spending six weeks diagnosing Yahoo Inc.'s troubles, new Chief Executive Carol Bartz started to prescribe a cure Thursday with a management shake-up that will usher out the internet company's chief financial officer.

Microsoft to cut 5,000 jobs after falling $1bn short of sales targets

Microsoft, the software giant, shocked the tech industry by missing its sales targets by almost $1bn (£720m) in the final months of last year, saying the economy was more challenging than at any point in the company's history.

The IT crowd crunched

Steve Ballmer's gloomy assessment of the technology sector's prospects reflects a growing realisation that it can't duck a global downturn. Stephen Foley reports

Windows 7 beta leaked on BitTorrent

The beta version of Microsoft's next-generation operating system has been linked on peer-to-peer network BitTorrent.

Microsoft CEO: No interest in buying Yahoo

Microsoft's chief executive said the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid for struggling search engine company Yahoo.

Microsoft ready to bid again for Yahoo if board is replaced

Shares in Yahoo soared yesterday after Microsoft said it would reconsider a takeover bid for the company if the search engine specialist's board is replaced.

Time to log off: Bill Gates steps down from the top job at Microsoft

In 1975, he declared it his ambition to put 'a computer on every desk and in every home'. As Bill Gates today steps down from the top job at Microsoft, and focuses instead on his extraordinary philanthropic legacy, Stephen Foley examines how this geek from Seattle changed our world

Microsoft rekindles its interest in Yahoo

Microsoft has raised the possibility that it may make a new bid for rival Yahoo, less than two weeks after walking away from $46bn (£23.5bn) takeover talks.

Yahoo's small investors plot coup after it spurns Microsoft takeover

Yahoo faces a revolt by shareholders furious that it spurned repeated takeover offers from Microsoft, whose withdrawn bid yesterday sent Yahoo's shares plunging.

Yahoo set to plunge after Microsoft's $46bn bid is withdrawn

Yahoo shares are set to tumble today after its dismissal of an improved $46.5bn (£23.6bn) takeover approach from Microsoft prompted the software giant to walk away.

Microsoft withdraws offer for Yahoo

Microsoft Corp walked away from its bid to buy Yahoo Inc last night after the Internet company turned down its offer to raise the price by $5 billion to $47.5 billion.

Private eye sues Google over 'unwanted ads'

Lawyers acting for an American private detective claim hundreds of thousands of companies that signed up to advertise on Google might have been deceived into paying for adverts they did not want. The private detective has launched a legal action against the search engine, and his attorneys want the lawsuit to become a class action, which could cost the company millions of dollars if he is successful.

Yahoo's revenues up 14% as China deal pays off

Yahoo made its final gambit last night in the long-running chess game with Microsoft, posting quarterly results that it said justified winning an increased price for any takeover by the software giant.

Yahoo enlists AOL to counter joint Murdoch-Microsoft offer

After 24 hours in which the hostile takeover battle between Microsoft and Yahoo took several dramatic twists, with internet rival AOL and Rupert Murdoch's MySpace both said to be getting involved, investors were last night making exactly the same bet – Microsoft's existing bid will be successful.

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