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2008-07-07 21:00:12

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Increasing the pressure on Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang, Microsoft on Monday effectively threw its support behind financier Carl Icahn's efforts to unseat Yahoo's board, making a deal between the two companies much more likely. In a dramatic early-morning announcement, Icahn revealed he has been talking with Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer about a prospective sale or partial acquisition of Yahoo. Microsoft quickly followed with a statement confirming it would...

2008-04-05 00:00:00

That small print you normally scan past without reading might have important information about how your ISP monitors your internet usage. The Associated Press reviewed the "Acceptable Use Policies" and "Terms of Service" of the nation's 10 largest ISPs - in all, 117 pages of contracts that leave few rights for subscribers. Those documents you agree to ostensibly allow your ISP to watch how you use the Internet, read your e-mail or keep you from visiting sites it deems inappropriate. Some...

Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.