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  1. 50 Most Memorable Moments in Search for 2008

    Carl Icahn Threatens Yahoo with Hostile Takeover of Board, Later Agrees to Compromise and Joins Expanded Yahoo! Board Investor Carl Icahn wasn't happy with Yahoo's rejection of Microsoft's generous offer, so he threatened a hostile takeover of his...

  2. Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight

    Yahoo has confirmed that billionaire investor Carl Icahn has initiated a proxy fight via an open letter to Yahoo's board of directors notifying them of his intention to replace the existing board with his own slate of directors.

  3. Microhoo No More: What the Analysts are Saying

    Eric Jackson, who represents 140 shareholders who collectively own 2 million shares of Yahoo stock, said that the board didn't negotiate in good faith. Now that Microsoft finally withdrew their bid for Yahoo, it's a free-for-all for anyone claiming...

  4. Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Offer; Yahoo Responds

    s Board of Directors for your consideration of our proposal. Microhoo bid raised aloft; Google-Yahoo Kool-Aid quaffed. Yahoo drank the Google paid search Kool-Aid to fight off Microsoft, leading the Redmond giant to retract its higher bid to...

  5. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 14-18, 2008

    Paid Click Growth Slows, Declines in Q1 2008Following a less-than-luster February, paid clicks were weak across the board in the first quarter of 2008, according to comScore. Yahoo Implements Minimum Bid Price ChangeIn February, Yahoo announced...

  6. Microsoft Gets Tired of Waiting

    On Saturday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a following letter to Yahoo's Board of Directors, outlining Microsoft's displeasure with Yahoo dragging its feet for the past few weeks instead of jumping into Microsoft's arms.

  7. Microsoft to Stay Firm in Original Yahoo Offer

    But many analysts point to a forthcoming Yahoo shareholders meeting as a pressure point for Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and the board of directors. According to published reports, Microsoft is unlikely to raise its bid for Yahoo.

  8. Paid Search Advertising Drives Microsoft Bid for Yahoo

    The Redmond giant finally went public with a formal buyout offer because the Yahoo board (sans Semel) won't fight back. Terry Semel's resignation from the Yahoo board last night removes the last vestiges of his controversial reign as Yahoo's chief.