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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Henchman Icahn Happy with Microsoft 'Yes Figure' Running Yahoo!

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's Henchman Icahn Happy with Microsoft 'Yes Figure' Running Yahoo!
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 03:06:19 +0000
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Carl Icahn Cuts Yahoo Stake By 80 Percent

,----[ Quote ]
| Obviously, then, Icahn doesn't intend to go on 
| the attack against Carol Bartz and the current 
| board, which might be good news for Yahoo.  
| Optimists could interpret Icahn's move as a 
| sign of contentment.  (Or perhaps he managed to 
| reap some profits at one point.)


People like Icahn belong in prison with Madoff and Goldman Sachs.


Yahoo! Microsoft! deal! delayed!

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| Yahoo! has told the Securities and Exchange
| Commission that it needs more time to sort
| out its search deal with Microsoft.


Microsoft, Yahoo Miss Agreement Deadline

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| Yahoo admitted yesterday in an SEC filing,
| "The Letter Agreement specified that the
| parties would execute Definitive Agreements
| by October 27, 2009, but given the complex
| nature of the transaction, there remain some
| details to be finalized.  The parties are
| working diligently on finalizing the
| agreements, have made good progress to date,
| and have agreed to execute the agreements as
| expeditiously as possible."


Carl Icahn, CIT and Goldman Sachs

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| Sooo. We have Carl Icahn offering to bail
| out CIT. We have Goldman Sachs suing Carl
| Icahn over a an entirely different matter.
| We have Goldman looking to profit from a CIT
| collapse. We have Mr. Icahn in a similar
| position, but in a more stealth kind of way.


4th UPDATE: Icahn Offers To Underwrite $6 Billion Loan To CIT

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| In May 2008, for instance, he launched a proxy
| fight to unseat Yahoo Inc.'s (YHOO) board after
| that wobbly web portal rejected a takeover by
| Microsoft...


Yahoo feeling the Microsoft nudge

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| Yahoo shares edged up Tuesday as analysts and the company's own major
| shareholder and director Carl Icahn said they longed for the Internet search
| pioneer to entertain a search-only deal with Microsoft.


Icahn Says Yahoo Should Do Search Deal With Microsoft

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| Billionaire investor and Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) board member Carl Icahn on Monday
| reiterated his position that the Internet giant should consider striking a
| search agreement with rival Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).


Minorities and Corn Growers Rise Against Google-Yahoo.

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| A Microsoft funded PR firm is backing an odd collection of "community" groups
| against cooperation between Google and Yahoo. If Justice is blind, they
| should have a hard time blocking anything.


Google-Yahoo! collects some strange enemies

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| The 16 groups wrote to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, warning
| that such mega-mergers usually work to the detriment of consumers and
| minority groups. It was Barnett who warned that European antitrust action
| against Microsoft might chill innovation and discourage competition.


Corn Farmers Against Google?

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| Only if they're planting in AstroTurf
| [...]
| How do you know the organization, and the op-ed, weren't created by LawMedia
| Group at the behest of some well-funded clients? If they did their jobs
| right, you don't know.
| Some of them have left digital fingerprints here and there, though, says
| Declan McCullagh, in a blockbuster of a report exposing the intellectual
| whoredom offered for various important issues. Shortly after Microsoft hired
| LawMedia, for example, legislators, national agencies, and news outlets
| received pointed complaints from coalitions of farmers, rural voters, and
| geeky Latinos about how Google's advertising deal with Yahoo would wreck
| everything.
| [...]
| Don't call them a PR firm or a lobbying firm though, Law Media â which has a
| ton of lawyers working for them tooâis a "public affairs firm" specializing
| in producing "remarkable coalitions" for anything one might need a coalition
| for.

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