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Yahoo to Sell Half of Alibaba Stake for $7.1 Billion

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Yahoo holds a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, but will be able to reduce this by half. The deal also includes provision for a share buy-back plan for Yahoo and a potential IPO by Alibaba. Sale proceeds will be returned to Yahoo shareholders. Yahoo holds a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, but will be able to reduce this by half. The deal also includes provision for a share buy-back plan for Yahoo and a potential IPO by Alibaba. Sale proceeds will be returned to Yahoo shareholders. 0 Comments

Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents to Defend Against Yahoo

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In a move that appears designed to bolster its ability to defend itself against patent-related lawsuits, particularly a recently issued case from rival Yahoo, Facebook has bought 750 patents cover technologies relating to software and networking. In a move that appears designed to bolster its ability to defend itself against patent-related lawsuits, particularly a recently issued case from rival Yahoo, Facebook has bought 750 patents cover technologies relating to software and networking. 0 Comments

It's Official: Yahoo Sues Facebook Over 10 Patents

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The suit alleges that Facebook features, including the News Feed and video content ads, are based on Yahoo patents for social networking and online advertising. The suit also alleges that Facebook is violating Yahoo patents preventing click fraud. The suit alleges that Facebook features, including the News Feed and video content ads, are based on Yahoo patents for social networking and online advertising. The suit also alleges that Facebook is violating Yahoo patents preventing click fraud. 0 Comments

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Links to this week's topics from search engine forums across the web: SEMPO Next Steps & Mike Grehan's Second SEMPO Article - Overture Bidding Cap - PPC Question for Merchants - SEO Firm Ordered to Refund Fees, Pay Fine - Tracking Past Links & Traffic? - Google Settles Overture Patent Dispute - Advice on Site Structure Links to this week's topics from search engine forums across the web: SEMPO Next Steps & Mike Grehan's Second SEMPO Article - Overture Bidding Cap - PPC Question for Merchants - SEO Firm Ordered to Refund Fees, Pay Fine - Tracking Past Links & Traffic? - Google Settles Overture Patent Dispute - Advice on Site Structure 0 Comments