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Wednesday 07 December 2011
You couldn't fault him for a lack of ambition. But for a telecommunications minister, India's Kapil Sibal appears to be lacking in an understanding of telecommunications.
Friday 02 December 2011
Thursday 01 December 2011
You mean 'the visionary Marc Andreessen', of course?
Monday 24 October 2011
Google has piled into the potential auction of rival Yahoo, allying with private equity players to explore a joint bid for the ailing internet giant.
Friday 21 October 2011
Outlook So Microsoft is working on a new bid for Yahoo, in conjunction with private equity? Doesn't it learn? It had a lucky escape in 2008 and has done better out of a search-engine partnership instead.
Thursday 08 September 2011
Outlook Any British football manager could have warned Carol Bartz what was coming. Less than two months ago, speculation that the end was nigh for Yahoo's chief executive forced the company's board to give Ms Bartz a public vote of confidence. Six weeks later, after what by all accounts was a terse telephone call with her chairman, she was out.
Thursday 18 August 2011
The "six degrees of separation" theory – that any two strangers can be linked by an average of just six friendships – is to be put to the test online. Yahoo and Facebook have joined forces to conduct an online version of the "small world" social experiment devised in 1967 by the Harvard Professor Stanley Milgram.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Either Saracens or Gloucester will be lumped in with a fellow English club in next season's Heineken Cup when the draw is made at Twickenham on 7 June.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Leeds Carnegie's former coach Neil Back and hooker Steve Thompson shook off the after-effects of relegation – and their departure from the Headingley club – with a trip to Afghanistan last weekend, visiting British and American troops in Camp Bastion and Camp Souter.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Investors who once viewed Yahoo shares as a cheap way to get exposure to the soaring Chinese internet sector, because of its 40 per cent stake in China's Alibaba group of websites, are rethinking that plan after what many fear is an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship between the companies.
Saturday 16 April 2011
A former weapons inspector who became a thorn in the side of the US government in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq was facing a probable prison sentence last night after a jury in Pennsylvania convicted him of attempting to make sexual contact with a minor.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
At the height of BP's Deepwater Horizon crisis last summer, the oil giant's then chief executive, Tony Hayward, was pilloried for taking a day off to take part in the Round the Island yacht race in the English Channel. Now it appears something good may have come out of the day after all – also sailing in the race that date (part of the crew that came fourth out of 1,754 in fact) was Julian Metherell, the Goldman Sachs banker with whom Hayward now plans to start an energy investment fund. Did the two start hatching their plans over a post-race drink?
Friday 25 March 2011
Yahoo is gauging advertisers' interest for a new kind of online ad – a hybrid of search and display advertising – which it hopes could help boost the fortunes of its perennially disappointing search business.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Groupon, one of several internet companies that offers users money-off vouchers to spend at local businesses, is looking for a new No 2 executive to steer it through a US stock market flotation after parting ways with its existing chief operating officer.
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