Yahoo rejects offer from Microsoft again

The stand-off between Microsoft and Yahoo over the technology giant's $42bn (£21bn) takeover offer for the internet pioneer appeared to get personal, as Jerry Yang, Yahoo's chief executive, once again rejected the bid, saying it undervalues the company.

Microsoft lifts stakes in battle to win control of Yahoo

Microsoft has dramatically raised the stakes in its attempt to buy the internet group Yahoo, threatening to lower its $44.6bn (£22.4bn) offer and oust the board unless negotiations proceed immediately.

City Eye: From heroes to zeros – the cult of personality will punish chief executives

It is said that perception is nine-tenths of reality, which causes chief executives an awful lot of grief, according to Phil Rosenzweig. In his new book, The Halo Effect, he derides the way management gurus like Tom Peters compile lists of "the world's best-run companies" in manuals such as In Search of Excellence.

Microsoft 'opens up' its products but Brussels remains sceptical

Microsoft, the American software giant, failed yesterday to head off a major confrontation with the Euro-pean Commission despite unveiling a shift in policy it claimed would bring it fully into line with European Union laws.

Microsoft ratchets up pressure on Yahoo

Microsoft is set to ask Yahoo shareholders to oust the internet pioneer's board if they do not agree to the $45bn (£23bn) takeover offer put on the table three weeks ago.

What now for Yahoo?

As the internet search engine company rejects Microsoft's offer, the market is left to speculate on the options still remaining to a firm under pressure from shareholders

Yahoo will reject Microsoft's £22bn bid and say it undervalues the company

Yahoo is set to rebuff Microsoft's £22.4bn takeover bid for the search engine today and say it "massively undervalues" the company.

Microsoft offers $45bn for Yahoo as it tries to close the gap on Google

Microsoft believed last night that it had snookered Yahoo into agreeing a $44.6bn (£22.7bn) takeover, after 18 months of having its bid overtures rebuffed by the ailing internet giant.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Microsoft enjoins Yahoo in Google fight

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Davydenko demolishes Hrbaty for 10th title

Nikolay Davydenko hammered Dominik Hrbaty 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 yesterday to win the Paris Masters - his fifth title of the season. The fourth-seeded Russian dropped only one set in the tournament as he won his 10th career title in one hour and 38 minutes.

Walk of the month: South Hams

Too often overlooked, South Hams is a lush landscape with abundant wildlife, says Mark Rowe

Microsoft finance chief quits to head telecom start-up

GREG MAFFEI, Microsoft's chief financial officer, yesterday joined an exodus of the company's young executives to fast-growing start-ups when he resigned to take up the chief executive post with telecommunications company Worldwide Fiber.
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