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  • Yahoo buys mobile marketing startup; criticism of strategy picks up [View news story]
    The deal to sell half of Yahoo's Alibaba stake was reached prior to Mayer taking the reigns. It did close after she became CEO, so perhaps she could have scuttled it, but that's just speculation.
    Jan 21, 2014. 08:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Add me to the list of people who want the symbols back. I don't enjoy reading the currents as much in this format and will likely look for another news source if it stays this way.
    Jul 29, 2013. 11:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM (IBM +0.8%) is raising its quarterly dividend by $0.10/share, or 12%, to $0.95/share, and increasing its buyback authorization by $5B to $11.2B. Big Blue's yield is now at 1.9%, and its buyback authorization is now good for repurchasing 5.1% of shares at current levels. IBM carried out $2.6B in buybacks in Q1 - its EPS miss would've been much worse without them. The company notes it has raised its dividend 18 years in a row and lowered its share count by a third since 2000, and says it expects to request another authorization at its Oct. board meeting. (PR[View news story]
    How is continuing a strategy that IBM has put to excellent use over the past decade "fooling the investor"? Part of the reason people invest in IBM is for their disciplined return of capital to investors.
    May 1, 2013. 01:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment