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2008-07-17 12:00:33

By Michael Liedtke Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp.

2008-07-17 09:00:31

By Andrew Ross Sorkin 'Do you let the fox in the henhouse?" So asked Jerry Yang, Yahoo's co-founder and chief executive, as we chatted for more than an hour one afternoon last week at Allen & Co.'s annual conference here.

2008-07-16 09:15:00

Yang may once have looked like an entrenched founder unwilling to sell the company, but now it is Microsoft that has those in the deal- making world wondering about its judgment.

2008-07-16 09:00:11

Yahoo and Microsoft traded new accusations this week over the latest breakdown in deal talks as the battle for control of Yahoo heated up before a confrontation at Yahoo's annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 1.

2008-07-15 12:00:00

Dear Fellow Yahoo! Shareholders: Over the years I have attempted to make changes at many companies but I have yet to see a company distort, omit, and twist events and facts in the manner that Yahoo! has done in their press release issued Saturday night, July 12th.

2008-07-15 09:00:38

By From news reports The investor Carl Icahn said Monday that Yahoo distorted the facts in explaining why directors rejected a proposal for Microsoft to break up the Internet company, urging shareholders to help him oust the board.

2008-07-14 15:00:23

By Brier Dudley, The Seattle Times Jul. 14--If you feel a rumbling coming from the Hunts Point area Tuesday, it's probably Steve Ballmer doing one of his celebratory dances. Not because the Microsoft chief executive is finally closing the Yahoo deal.

2008-07-14 15:00:23

REDMOND, Wash., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the evening of July 12, Yahoo! Inc. released a statement relating to recent discussions involving Yahoo!, Microsoft Corp., and Carl Icahn. Microsoft believes the statement contains inaccuracies that need to be corrected.

2008-07-14 12:00:30


2008-07-14 09:00:28

By Michael J. de la Merced Yahoo has rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft to buy its Internet search business, this time under a plan that would have left the rest of Yahoo in the hands of the investor Carl Icahn.

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