Microsoft Issues Statement Regarding Yahoo! — Microsoft announced that it is continuing to explore and pursue its alternatives to improve and expand its online services and advertising business. — REDMOND, Wash. — May 18, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: MS to Yahoo: Never say never
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Microsoft: We're not done with Yahoo! yet
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr: Microsoft/ Yahoo Back At The Negotiating Table
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Yahoo, Microsoft Back At The Table
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Microsoft Considering Alternative Transaction With Yahoo
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Microsoft Proposes New Deal With Yahoo
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: Microsoft May Still Buy Part of Yahoo!
Mike Gunderloy / Web Worker Daily: Microsoft and Yahoo!: Not Over Yet?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft To Buy Just Yahoo's Search Business? — Will Microsoft now just buy Yahoo's search business instead of the whole company? — Ah, what are weekends for? — Why, announcing another non-deal deal-this time, sources said, is related to search-in the Microsoft-Yahoo takeover pas de deux, of course!
Discussion: paidContent.org, BBC NEWS, Silicon Alley Insider, Tech Tracks, CNET News.com and John Battelle's Searchblog
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: BREAKING: Microsoft Discussing Transaction With Yahoo; Not Necessarily …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS | dot.life: MicroHoo - talking again.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft and Yahoo Talking Again! (About Another Bad Deal For Microsoft)
Benjamin J. Romano / Tech Tracks: Microsoft pursuing new deal with Yahoo
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com: Microsoft and Yahoo re-enter talks
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
If Icahn Can't Get Microsoft Back To Table Before Shareholder Meeting, He'll Lose Proxy Fight — The next move in the Yahoo-Microsoft-Icahn saga is Carl Icahn's: He has to get Microsoft back to the negotiating table in the next few weeks. In the meantime, he'll do everything he can to suggest …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, New York Post and Reuters
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: We don't have to buy Yahoo outright; Is it joint venture time? — Microsoft on Sunday issued a statement that opens the door to a partnership with Yahoo, but not an acquisition. — Now Microsoft is talking some sense (Techmeme). — The 20-second version of this Microhoo drama so far.
Discussion: Forbes and Search Engine Journal
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes: Microsoft, Yahoo! Resume Talks
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
In Reversal, Microsoft Proposes New Deal to Yahoo — Microsoft has proposed a complex new deal with Yahoo that would involve collaboration between their online advertising businesses but would not involve a full takeover, Microsoft said on Sunday. — Microsoft released a brief statement …
John C Abell / Epicenter: Microsoft Approaches Yahoo Again, This Time As a Partner
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Survey: One-fifth of Americans have never used e-mail — The digital divide is apparently alive and well. — About 20 percent of all U.S. heads-of-household have never sent an e-mail, and about 20 million households, or 18 percent, are without Internet access, according to a study released earlier this week.
Discussion: Mashable!, Download Squad, TechBlog, DygiScape and TECH.BLORGE.com
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Pew Internet Finds Web Has Little Effect On Purchasing
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Study: Digital divide is alive and well in the US
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: Survey shows many Americans still don't use email or have home internet
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Hyperconnected vs. 84% of Everyone Else on Earth — Two studies that crossed my screen tonight here in London point to a widening digital divide. I am not referring to the gap between those who are online and everyone else. The gulf I am addressing here is between those who are fully engaged with the web and, well, Earth.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Hyperconnected: Is there and age gap?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google News has no noise — I'm a noise junkie. I used to be a news junkie, but I've hung out with the world's top journalists enough now to see that the good ones are noise junkies. They are the types that head into a crowded party and listen to pitch after pitch (noise) …
Discussion: rexblog.com, Randy Holloway Unfiltered, Weblogsky and Marketing.fm
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: Let's hear it for the noise
Jon Lebkowsky / Weblogsky: Listening to noise — Robert Scoble makes the distinction between news and noise.
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek: The Noise About FriendFeed Noise — I'm actually enjoying the “noise” of FriendFeed.
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Don't Be So Naive: Friendfeed Adds to the Noise
Don't Be So Naive: Friendfeed Adds to the Noise
Discussion: Scobleizer and notes, thoughts …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Why FriendFeed won't go mainstream (Part I)
Kevin Johnson / CNET News.com:
Kevin Johnson's letter on updated online strategy — As Microsoft returns to the table with Yahoo for a deal that might include Yahoo's search business, Windows and Windows Live chief Kevin Johnson sent this letter updating his team on an updated online and advertising strategy.
Discussion: All about Microsoft, BoomTown, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft and Yahoo: A new deal in the works?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Microsoft on Yahoo: Internal Memo from Kevin Johnson
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Microsoft: We Will Disrupt Google's Search Business—Details Wednesday
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Microsoft President Previews Week's Talking Points
I Hate to be Rude But... I don't want to join Boxbe, Spock or Diigo or, for that matter, any of the social network/knowledge-sharing/e- mail services that people have been nice enough to extend invitations recently. — It's good to be asked but there's already enough social stuff on my plate …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Observations on Twitterdom — Twitter and tweeting are rapidly becoming part of the lexicon, at least among the digerati who have discovered the jouissance of followers and following. Twitter hasn't unleashed a unique technology, but an inspired broadcast pivot on existing messaging models.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Leo Laporte is now the top Tweeter
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Bill's Gold Watch — Bill Gates is sure taking his sweet time retiring. While he is busy hyping yet another Microsoft research project to the CEO Summit, Google has vaulted several huge steps ahead in the cloud infrastructure battle with Friend Connect. Mike Arrington's audience …
Discussion: Randy Holloway Unfiltered