According to Microsoft CEO Ballmer, Yahoo acquisition won’t happen

"Acquisition discussions are finished," he said.But he continues to leave the door open to another sort of deal with Yahoo. Microsoft is still interested in doing some sort of search collaboration deal, as

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang steps down from top post

After failed buyout talks with Microsoft Corp., an online advertising deal with Google Inc. that fell apart and two rounds of layoffs, Jerry Yang is stepping down as CEO of Yahoo Inc., the

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Martyn Williams, Nancy Gohring and James Niccolai

Four free and fabulous Blackberry Apps for work and fun

Ever since the release of the iPhone 3G and unveiling of Apple's App Store, the phone has grabbed all the attention for mobile applications – but that doesn't mean the Blackberry is falling

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Yahoo “rewires” itself for social networking

Yahoo Inc. is making good on its promise to rewire itself by opening its data and tools to developers so they can build customized applications.By adding Facebook-like social networking features to Yahoo's Web

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Canadian hacker ‘Mafiaboy’ seeks redemption

The Internet attack took Yahoo engineers by surprise. It came so fast and with such intensity that Yahoo, then the Web's second most-popular destination, was knocked offline for about three hours.That was on

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Rumoured AOL-Yahoo merger would cause more problems that it would solve

As rumors about a Yahoo-AOL merger grow louder, industry experts caution that such a deal could create more problems than it solves.Yahoo is likely pursuing the acquisition because it needs a short-term, sure-fire

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Yahoo puts on an “Apt” display

Yahoo's upgraded display advertising interface streamlines how digital ads are bought and placed across the Web. The new APT system -- previously called AMP -- has been under development for at least two

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Anti-trust expert hired to probe Google/Yahoo deal

The U.S. Department of Justice has hired a high-profile antitrust attorney to help it review, and possibly challenge, Yahoo's agreement to outsource part of its search advertising business to Google, The Wall Street

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Yahoo Buzz burrows into Digg’s turf

Buzz, the social news site that Yahoo launched in beta form in February, may pose a serious threat to social news pioneer Digg.com, according to some industry observers and even Digg users. Yahoo

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Using people – not software – to find Dulcinea…or anything else

In a Web Search industry where algorithms spit out results in split seconds, automation is king, and seems to have completely edged out the human factor. But the folk at findingDulcinea.com will tell

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

15 ways Microsoft can thrive in the years ahead

A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. That, Bill Gates has often said, is the vision on which he and Paul Allen founded their software company in 1975.

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Harry McCracken

Yahoo reorganizes to snap out of financial funk

Under fire from angry shareholders and rocked by a stream of high-profile executive departures, embattled Yahoo on Thursday announced another reorganization, its latest attempt to snap out of its years-long technology and financial

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Ozzie’s ascent at Microsoft signals start of brand new era

If Bill Gates leaving Microsoft is the end of an era, then Ray Ozzie's ascension is the beginning of a revolution designed to transform the company's business model as well as redefine corporate

Published on: June 20th, 2008 John Fontana