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[News] Yahoo Neglects Free Software and GNU/Linux After Hijack by Microsoft

  • Subject: [News] Yahoo Neglects Free Software and GNU/Linux After Hijack by Microsoft
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 09:07:12 +0100
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Yahoo, What are You Thinking?

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| OK, I'm not sure what's going on in the 
| minds of the geniuses over at Yahoo but 
| just today they removed the Linux/Open 
| Source link under News/Tech is gone. Its 
| replacement? Social Media. Thanks Yahoo. 
| That's really clever. NOT! In the realm of 
| things dumb, that takes second place right 
| under iPad early adopters. But that's OK. 
| We still have lxer.com, linuxtoday.com and 
| lwn.net where we can get our news. Thanks 
| Yahoo, you helped us.
| Yes, helped us.
| [...]
| Dear Yahoo:
| Reinstate the Linux/Open Source category 
| under News/Tech or else. Or else, all the 
| Open Source and Linux nerds in the world 
| will say, "Nee." And, we'll continue to 
| say, "Nee" until you submit.
| "Nee!"
| There, I said it.
| What do you think of Yahoo's obvious faux 
| pas of removing Linux/Open Source from 
| their News/Tech area and replacing it with 
| the ultra lame Social Media?


Hotmail Shoots Foot

,----[ Quote ]
| An e-mail system that will not work with 
| PDF wonât work for us.
| One of the things I do with PDF is to 
| attach my resume. I have only once 
| encountered an employer who could not deal 
| with that. A few say they want .DOC but I 
| send PDF anyways and I get the job. I 
| doubt Gmail will exclude PDF any time 
| soon. With GNU/Linux I can produce PDFs 
| easily in my word-processor and I can 
| convert almost any document to PDF.



Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes Ex-Microsoft Exec Blake Irving for Top Product and Tech
Job; CTO Balogh to Leave

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| According to numerous sources, Yahoo has been
| seriously courting former Microsoft exec Blake
| Irving to take over as one of its key execs,
| running its product organization and
| essentially becoming the Internet âvisionaryâ
| many think the company lacks.


Yahoo CTO Balogh To Leave; Replacement To Be Named In âComing Weeksâ


Does Icahn Still Make Them Tremble?

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| In the spring of 2008, Roy J. Bostock, the
| chairman of Yahoo, and his fellow directors
| were coming under a barrage of criticism
| from investors after Microsoft abruptly
| broke off merger talks.
| [...]
| Mr. Icahn said that while his firm did not
| make money in Yahoo, it was supportive in
| bringing on board Carol A. Bartz, the
| companyâs C.E.O., and instrumental in
| eventually forging an Internet search and
| advertising partnership with Microsoft. As
| for the criticism from Mr. Jackson that his
| methods do not work, Mr. Icahn said, âTo
| say that we donât add value is absurd.â


Google China move puts pressure on Microsoft, Yahoo


Icahn's Influence Fading From Yahoo's Board


Yet Another Yahoo Director To Leave

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| Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz now has
| a third board seat she can fill. John
| Chapple, the president of PE firm Hawkeye
| Investments (and the former CEO of Nextel)
| wonât stand for re-election in order âto
| devote more time to his other business
| interests.â


Yahooâs Revolving Door: Chief Technologist Leaves For Benchmark Capital


Carl Icahn Cuts Yahoo Stake By 80 Percent

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| 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.)


Yahoo! Microsoft! deal! delayed!

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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?

,----[ Quote ]
| 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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