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  1. 50 Most Memorable Moments in Search for 2008

    Board Investor Carl Icahn wasn't happy with Yahoo's rejection of Microsoft's generous offer, so he threatened a hostile takeover of his own for the annual shareholders meeting. Carl Icahn Threatens Yahoo with Hostile Takeover of Board, Later Agrees...

  2. SearchDay: Link Building with Customers

    The moves were all part of a previously reached agreement by Yahoo and Icahn following months of drama resulting from an unsolicited bid by Microsoft to buy Yahoo. Let the Games Begin: Yahoo and Icahn Make it Official Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug...

  3. Google CEO Affirms Stance on Independent Yahoo

    In the wake of Carl Icahn's declaration that Microsoft would buy a Yahoo run be a different board (and Microsoft's affirmation of the claim), Google CEO Eric Schmidt hasn't changed his position on what should happen with Yahoo.

  4. SearchDay: Do Social Networks Bring Out the Animal in Us?

    Yahoo Nominates Current Board but Postpones Shareholder MeetingPosted by Nathania JohnsonYahoo has nominated 9 of the 10 current board members for re-election this July. Microsoft's Ballmer Says Yahoo Bid Was 'Never Strategic'Posted by Nathania...

  5. Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight

    It is clear to me that the board of directors of Yahoo has acted irrationally and lost the faith of shareholders and Microsoft. During the past week, a number of shareholders have asked me to lead a proxy fight to attempt to remove the current...

  6. Yahoo Rejects Microsoft: Worst Decision Ever?

    The answer is taking on greater importance as more outraged Yahoo shareholders threaten to sue the company's board or try replacing the 10 directors for the way they responded to Microsoft's sweetened offer.

  7. Microhoo No More: What the Analysts are Saying

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

  8. Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Offer; Yahoo Responds

    Yahoo drank the Google paid search Kool-Aid to fight off Microsoft, leading the Redmond giant to retract its higher bid to acquire the Sunnyvale search engine. s Board of Directors for your consideration of our proposal.

  9. SearchDay: Social Media = Society's Watchdog

    Microsoft Board Meets, Indicates Higher Bid for YahooPosted by Nathania JohnsonLate yesterday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal got word of a Microsoft board meeting. Posted by abbottsysThink about it for a moment.what exactly is Microsoft trying...

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

    Microsoft Hires Lobbyists in Anticipation of Yahoo AcquisitionMicrosoft is preparing for the best in its unsolicited bid for Yahoo. It's Unofficial: Google's a Monopoly (Googolopoly)The best original linkbait we've seen in a while can be found on...

  11. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 7-11, 2008

    Yahoo to Microsoft: We Already Dumped YouAfter Microsoft issued its ultimatum to Yahoo this weekend, giving them three more weeks before things get ugly, Yahoo's board of directors responded this morning, reminding Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that...