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[News] [Rival] How Microsoft Ruined Yahoo!, Bartzmer Criticised

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] How Microsoft Ruined Yahoo!, Bartzmer Criticised
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:17:49 +0100
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Satire from BBSpot:

Microsoft Lures Jobs Away from Apple, Steve Jobs

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| Microsoft announced yesterday that Apple CEO and Chairman 
| Steve Jobs would be joining Microsoft as its CEO replacing 
| Steve Ballmer, whose performance in that position has been 
| disappointing to investors.  This broadens Microsoft's raid 
| on Apple employees, which had only been focused on Apple 
| Store managers.


Yahoo director to step down at end of year


Yahoo â Is It Still Relevant?


Does Microhoo Raise Antitrust Issues for Consortium?


Can We Please Have Jerry Back?

,----[ Quote ]
| So in came Bartz, and the deals started happening. We've 
| mostly kept quiet. Any new CEO deserves a honeymoon phase, 
| and Bartz barked at journalists to keep their opinions to 
| themselves on her first day at Yahoo: "It's been too crazy. 
| People outside Yahoo deciding what Yahoo should do, 
| shouldn't do. That's got to stop."
| But the honeymoon ended when Yahoo signed away its most 
| important asset for next to nothing. Yahoo went from being 
| in the enviable position of no. 2 in search to just another 
| portal, albeit a big one. And despite what Bartz said, she 
| held out hard for a big up front cash payment. Microsoft 
| never gave in, and Yahoo caved. 



Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Scrutiny


EU in informal talks on Microsoft, Yahoo deal - source


Microsoft In Talks With EC Regulators On Yahoo Deal


Microsoft, Alibaba.com Execs Join Yahoo in Noticeable Share Dumps

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| In recently criticizing Yahoo!'s (YHOO) insiders for dumping
| $233mm in stock over the last 2 years, when they've only bought
| $103k in shares, I would be remiss if I also didn't call out 2
| other executives for big share dumps last week:
|   1. Craig Mundie, head of research and strategy for Microsoft
|   (MSFT). Craig decided to sell stock worth $1.7mm recently.
|   Craig has resided over Microsoft's R&D efforts for the last
|   few years. This group eats up nearly $10 billion annually of
|   Microsoft's free cash flow. It is the group Microsoft looks
|   for to compete in mobile computing or other areas, rather
|   than buying a leading company such as, say, Research In
|   Motion (RIMM). The R&D group has eaten up about $60 billion
|   of Microsoft's cash in the last 10 years with not much to
|   show for it. This latest share dump is very disappointing to
|   me as a MSFT shareholder, especially given his group's
|   performance.


Google says Apple silenced its Voice

,----[ Quote ]
| Google has told the US Federal Communication Commission
| that Apple rejected the Google Voice and Google Lattitude apps
| it submitted to the iTunes App Store - though Apple says otherwise.

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