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  • Dec. 7, 2010, 11:28 AM

    Online advertising will grow 10.5% in the U.S. in 2011, followed by double-digit increases annually through 2014, when spending will hit $40.5B, says a recent survey. Advertisers see online as more of a 'sure thing' than traditional media. And thanks to the Supreme Court, corporations are now also free to spend unlimited money on political ads.

    | Dec. 7, 2010, 11:28 AM
  • Dec. 6, 2010, 11:40 AM

    There are at least 2 probable scenarios for Groupon as it walks from Google (GOOG) to pursue an IPO. It may follow after Facebook, which rejected Yahoo's (YHOO) takeover offer, and is now worth $43B. Or it may follow Yahoo itself, which lost both half of its valuation and its CEO Jerry Yang after passing on Microsoft's (MSFT) buyout bid.

    | Dec. 6, 2010, 11:40 AM
  • Dec. 6, 2010, 9:25 AM

    Premarket, shares of (LOCM) are -2.1% to $5.36. Groupon's spurning of Google's (GOOG) $6B offer may have ended local mania, at least for now.

    | Dec. 6, 2010, 9:25 AM
  • Dec. 6, 2010, 8:24 AM

    Sources say AOL Inc. (AOL) "is actively exploring a breakup involving a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with Yahoo (YHOO)." Current plans in many ways resemble previous (unfruitful) discussions surrounding AOL's spinoff from Time Warner (TWX), and would see AOL selling its legacy dial-up business to EarthLink (ELNK) or United Online (UNTD), and its display ad business to Yahoo.

    | Dec. 6, 2010, 8:24 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2010, 11:08 AM
    Yahoo's (YHOO -0.1 %) global initiatives group SVP Keith Nilsson will leave, said sources, right behind M&A chief Andrew Siegel. It's not clear if these departures are in advance of the reported layoffs, the management style of CEO Carol Bartz, pessimism about Yahoo's future, or all 3.
    | Dec. 3, 2010, 11:08 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:46 AM
    Web advertisers fearing potential FTC 'do not track' regs can relax with a Republican-controlled House in 2011. Congress should be wary of enacting 'legislation that would hurt a recovering economy,' says one Republican rep. Self-regulation is also free.
    | Dec. 3, 2010, 9:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 2, 2010, 1:15 PM

    Yahoo's (YHOO +0.7%) point man for mergers and acquisitions, corporate development head Andrew Siegel, is reportedly quitting. This isn't a shock, as two of Yahoo's more high-profile buyout attempts - Foursquare and Groupon - failed.

    | Dec. 2, 2010, 1:15 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 2, 2010, 9:02 AM

    Japanese antitrust regulators are giving the thumbs-up to Yahoo Japan (YHOO) to adopt Google's (GOOG) search engine in its portal. The approval, which comes over objections from Microsoft (MSFT), essentially hands the duo dominance over nearly the entire country's search market.

    | Dec. 2, 2010, 9:02 AM
  • Dec. 1, 2010, 9:11 AM

    The much-whispered about Yahoo (YHOO) layoffs haven't started yet, as rumored, but will happen in 2 weeks, say sources. Yahoo employs 14K and has seen many restructurings in its history. Premarket, Yahoo is +1.3% to $16.03.

    | Dec. 1, 2010, 9:11 AM
  • Nov. 30, 2010, 3:02 PM
    Based on internal tips, TechCrunch says Yahoo (YHOO) may already be laying off staff, as it reported earlier this month. Yahoo hasn't ruled out staff cuts, but denied it would be 20% of its workforce. Yahoo is -2.5% to $15.97.
    | Nov. 30, 2010, 3:02 PM
  • Nov. 30, 2010, 2:04 PM

    Google (GOOG) doesn't "substantially set prices" in its AdWords auctioning process, says Yahoo's (YHOO) chief economist. "Could they?" he asks. "Maybe. But they don't. Transparency would obviously help. They could be cheating in some sense and we would have a hard time knowing it because they're so opaque."

    | Nov. 30, 2010, 2:04 PM
  • Nov. 29, 2010, 12:01 PM

    Comcast (CMCSA) is near the end of its journey to acquire 51% of NBC Universal (GE), but opposition is still gathering, with NetCoalition (representing a swath of Web players including Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), eBay (EBAY), (AMZN) and others) joining a few dozen other groups trying to turn up the heat on the deal.

    | Nov. 29, 2010, 12:01 PM
  • Nov. 24, 2010, 10:10 AM

    Is Google (GOOG) the next Yahoo (YHOO)? Not likely, says Intelligent Speculator, because it isn’t settling for average products. Yahoo "ceased to innovate and improve some its core properties," while Google has become "the leader or an emerging force" in its initiatives. But those initiatives have become so numerous, that potential lack of focus bears watching.

    | Nov. 24, 2010, 10:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 19, 2010, 5:10 PM

    Google (GOOG) may be falling prey to an Attack of the Clones in its reported pursuit of Groupon, Deal Journal says. As the Groupon buzz builds, so does its raft of competitors; Yahoo (YHOO), Facebook and others have started copycat sites. A deal is not a no-brainer for Groupon either, as it must weigh the benefits of a sale vs. an IPO.

    | Nov. 19, 2010, 5:10 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 19, 2010, 9:34 AM

    Sources claim Google (GOOG) is in acquisition talks with Groupon, the online coupon provider. The buyout sum would be above the $2B-$3B range Yahoo (YHOO) allegedly offered for the company already. Groupon revenues are more than $50M/month, and it has a valuation of $1B-plus in venture funding.

    | Nov. 19, 2010, 9:34 AM
  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:40 PM

    Yahoo (YHOO) is +5.8% to $17.08, buoyed by a tech surge led by NetApp (NTAP +7.3%). This despite reports that Yahoo's search engine and advertising partner Microsoft (MSFT) is very worried  about Yahoo's apparent instability; and a painful outage at Yahoo Finance this morning.

    | Nov. 18, 2010, 1:40 PM
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Yahoo! Inc is a technology company. It offers search, content and communication on mobile phone, tablet or desktop.