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Friday 20 March 2009
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is still signalling an interest in a deal to buy part of Yahoo.
Friday 27 February 2009
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.
Friday 23 January 2009
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.
Friday 09 January 2009
Monday 29 December 2008
The beta version of Microsoft's next-generation operating system has been linked on peer-to-peer network BitTorrent.
Monday 10 November 2008
Microsoft's chief executive said the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid for struggling search engine company Yahoo.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
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.
Friday 27 June 2008
Monday 19 May 2008
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.
Tuesday 06 May 2008
Yahoo faces a revolt by shareholders furious that it spurned repeated takeover offers from Microsoft, whose withdrawn bid yesterday sent Yahoo's shares plunging.
Monday 05 May 2008
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.
Sunday 04 May 2008
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.
Monday 28 April 2008
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.
Wednesday 23 April 2008
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.
Friday 11 April 2008
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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