Microsoft Sends Letter to Yahoo! Board of Directors — Microsoft Sends Letter to Yahoo! Board of Directors — REDMOND, Wash. — April 5, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today sent the following letter to the Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) Board of Directors: — Board of Directors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Microsoft (Pretends To) Force Yahoo's Hand
Yi-Wyn Yen / Techland: Microsoft CEO to Yahoo: Three weeks or proxy battle
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: Forget Yahoo, Salesforce.com still remains the better fit for Microsoft
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way: Ballmer gives Yahoo three weeks to accept unsolicited bid
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Microsoft Threatens to Go Hostile on Yahoo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: The Gig's up: MSFT to YHOO: 3 weeks or we come and get you
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Microsoft sends threatening letter to Yahoo's board
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Microsoft gives Yahoo 3-week deadline
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek: Microsoft Gives Yahoo Three Weeks To Accept Friendly Takeover
Paul Miller / Engadget: Microsoft poses ultimatum if Yahoo doesn't come quietly
Anna Maria Virzi / ClickZ News Blog: Microsoft Gives Deadline to Yahoo Board
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Gives Yahoo Ultimatum: Sign Deal In 3 Weeks Or We Cut Bid — ANALYSIS: In this ultimatum Microsoft makes a compelling case that Yahoo's board is violating its fiduciary duty to shareholders by not even engaging with Microsoft. This, combined with the threat of a bid cut …
Discussion: Forbes, RyanSpoon.com and Mashable!
Elizabeth Corcoran / Forbes: No More Mister Nice Guy
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Microsoft Gives Yahoo 3 Weeks For ‘Definitive Agreement’ To Buyout
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microhoo: Ballmer takes off his gloves — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his troop of strategists, lawyers, accountants, and bankers are done seeking a peaceful resolution with Yahoo's board of directors. It's been more than two months since Microsoft made what Ballmer calls a “generous” offer of $31 per share to acquire Yahoo.
Discussion: Forbes and Download Squad
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes: Stop Wasting Time, Microsoft Tells Yahoo!
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sets a three-week ultimatum for a Yahoo decision — Following earlier news that Microsoft was recalculating its $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, it has become clear what the company has decided to do. Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet, as evidenced by a letter Saturday from CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo's board of directors.
Discussion: Valleywag and CNET News.com
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: Ballmer's angry letter to Yahoo board: “Now is the time”
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com: Microsoft to recalculate Yahoo bid?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Walt Mossberg loves AppleTV...and 3G iPhone in 2 months! — Walt Mossberg talks about how the US cable companies and DSL providers are screwing the US over with tricks and slow speeds.... (Yah, you know you can get 100Mb Fiber in France for €50/month?)
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report, Electronista, CrunchGear, Mobility Site, Engadget, Gizmodo and Computerworld Blogs
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site: All Rumors Point to 3G iPhone within 2 Months...
Paul Miller / Engadget: Walt Mossberg promises 3G iPhone in 60 days
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo: Walt Says 3G iPhone Coming in 60 Days
Cam / HermitWorks:
Quake 3 + iTouch — So we've been playing around with Quake 3 and Apple's iTouch. Scott grabbed the icculus source and with a few modifications had it running pretty quick. Here's a video of him with two iTouch's in multiplayer.
Discussion: Podcasting News
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Quake 3 for iPod Touch / iPhone
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Quake 3 for iPod Touch / iPhone
Quake 3 for iPod Touch / iPhone
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, CrunchGear, Apple 2.0 and GottaBeMobile
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs: Serious gaming coming to iPhone, iPod touch
John Biggs / CrunchGear: CrunchArcade: Quake 3 for iPhone
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Quake III on the iPod touch
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Quake 3 Ported to the iPod Touch
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Engineers shun the razor, hope for an edge — As an expression of solidarity, engineers at Powerset Inc. vowed to not shave until they finish the company's first product. They put away their razors in late January as their company hit another milestone in its drive to release its long-anticipated product to the public.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Powerset Will Launch In Coming Weeks
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
My Essential Twitter Tools — Many conversations are shifting to Twitter, this post proves it (network with others, by adding those in the comments). Twitter is extensible, and many third-party developers are creating tools around the simple data being exported for a variety of unique applications.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Lawyer Who Threatened File-Sharers is Banned For 6 months — A lawyer who sent out hundreds of thousands of threatening letters demanding that alleged file-sharers pay 400 euros, has been banned from operating for 6 months. Elizabeth Martin, who had been working with Swiss anti-piracy outfit …
Jon / p2pnet: Anti-P2P lawyer barred
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: The Copyright Wars: Another Day Wasted, Another Dollar Misused
Gartner: Open source will quietly take over — In a few years' time, almost all businesses will use open source, according to Gartner; even though IT managers may be unaware of it, and prefer to talk about fashions such as software as a service. — Open-source promoters have welcomed …
Discussion: Law & Life, The Blog Herald and Slashdot
Mark Radcliffe / Law & Life: Open Source as the Borg: Resistance is Futile
Matt Craven / The Blog Herald: Open Source will invade most companies
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Analyst Admits Open Source Will Quietly Take Over
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
New Compete.com search share numbers show surprising surge for Live Search — Compete.com released their version of March US search market share numbers on Friday, showing a surprising surge for Live Search, up nearly 4 percentage points from February (a notoriously slow, and short, month), and up .7% year over year.
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Microsoft Live Search Gains Market Share