Yang switches gears – says Yahoo still open to higher Microsoft bid

Facing shareholder ire and a plunging stock price, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said Yahoo board members would still sell the company to Microsoft or another suitor if the price is right.According to Bloomberg,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft, Yahoo need to determine new direction

Microsoft's three-month courtship of Yahoo has ended but it changed both companies forever and neither can expect to return to the way they were.Microsoft and Yahoo will need to deliver on promises, address

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft and Yahoo may be working things out

Microsoft and Yahoo have turned a corner and are finally negotiating in earnest about their possible merger, although a deal is far from imminent, according to media reports.p>In anonymously sourced stories published online

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft gives up Yahoo pursuit

Microsoft has dropped its three-month-long pursuit of Yahoo, ending a historic acquisition attempt whose failure takes Microsoft back to square one in its quest to boost its online business to better compete against

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Four steps to a successful Windows Vista migration

What Microsoft's Windows Vista has lacked in rates of universal corporate adoption to date, the operating system has certainly made up for in widespread notoriety and critical press coverage. Everyone, it seems, has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Windows XP SP3 release postponed

Microsoft on Tuesday postponed the expected release of Windows XP Service Pack 3(SP3) after it found a compatibility bug between the operating system and retail management software it sells. Last week, Microsoft said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2008 Gregg Keizer

NAP shot – Why Microsoft’s access control feature in Vista has many execs excited

Microsoft's network access control client in Vista and now in Windows X has a lot of IT executives excited, according to an informal poll of about 250 attendees of an Interop Las Vegas

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2008 Tim Greene

Spammer bots besiege Google Blogger service

Spammers are using an automated method to create bogus pages on Google's Blogger service, again highlighting the diminishing effectiveness of a security system intended to stop mass account registrations, according to security vendor

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Outlook users get CRM boost with two new add-on apps

Microsoft Outlook is widely used for managing e-mail, contacts, and appointments, but it doesn't offer full-blown CRM(customer relationship management)capabilities that boost a business's sales. Two Outlook add-ons, Avidian's Prophet and Microsoft's Business Contact

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2008 Richard Morochove

Why Google internships attract the best IT talent

Having an innovative Web site and smooth-running IT operations require up-to-date skills from technology workers. To ensure that they always have a talented and well-stocked pool of future workers from which to choose,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Kick that vexing Windows habit with these Linux applications

For many users, getting started with Linux is surprisingly easy. New, friendlier versions of the free operating system, such as Fedora and Ubuntu, feature straightforward menus and automated installations that make switching from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2008 Scott Spanbauer

To upgrade to Windows Vista or not – that is the question

Jump to: Pro/Con list | Video The debate pitting Windows Vista against its predecessor Windows XP continues to rage, from consumer desktops to corporate decision-makers – to upgrade, or not to upgrade? That

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

We don’t take kindly to threats, Yahoo tells Microsoft

Yahoo's board of directors told Microsoft Corp. that it would consider the software company's unsolicited takeover bid, but only if it makes a big higher than the initial US$44.6 billion offer. In a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2008 Linda Rosencrance

How sophisticated buyers save $110 on Windows Vista SP1

Microsoft continues to give its tacit blessing for consumers to exploit a technical loophole that allows them to upgrade to Vista with Service Pack 1, even if they don't own the necessary prior

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2008 Eric Lai