Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

The search apparently did not go far from home.
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Microsoft Gets Nostalgic for the 1990s as It Reports Today How Its Future Is Looking

1995 — it was a very good year.
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YESS: Yahoo HR Exec Loses Mayer’s Survey Contest, Gangnam Style

But not so Oppa GS: A stock downgrade.
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Is Sony Gaining Momentum in Smartphones?

While Japan’s ailing consumer-electronics sector struggles to regain momentum, it turns out that Sony Corp. actually climbed to the No. 3 position in the global smartphone market in the third quarter. Sony, which was the No. 6 player in the same quarter a year earlier, came only behind Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc., according to the latest data from research firm IDC.

As Yahoo Readies Doling Out Alibaba Billions to Shareholders, Mayer Memo Says Tech Reporters Can’t Add

One plus one equals — wait, I am stumped …
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Yahoo Bidders Come in at $16.50 to $17.50, With Plan to Keep Jerry Yang on Board

As the Yahoo turns, the board finally gets down to brass tacks of a possible deal.
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Exclusive: Groupon’s IPO Road Show Set for Next Week

Oh, it’s on.
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What Was Behind the Timing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s Abrupt Ouster?

So why was the ousted CEO of Yahoo shown the door so abruptly? Because it is Yahoo, which never met a crisis situation it could not hopelessly complexify.
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Demand Media Beats the Street in Q1 Earnings and Promises to Clean Up Its Content Act

Demand Media handily beat Wall Street expectations in its first quarter results today, released after the market closed. The company reported revenue of $79.5 million and six cents a share in adjusted net income. Investors were expecting the company to report about $69.6 million in revenue for the three months, with four cents a share in profits. On a GAAP basis, net loss per share was 13 cents compared to 94 cents a year ago.

Myspace Bake-Off Starts Wednesday and–Despite Reports–No Bidder in Lead (and No Zynga Interest Either)

While no one inside or outside Myspace owner News Corp. expects fireworks and giant piles of money, the tire-kicking for the long-troubled social-networking-turned-entertainment site actually starts Wednesday. That’s when about a dozen interested parties will finally get a walk-through of the books and more by management and the serious talks begin. But, said several sources, despite a variety of reports of various interested buyers, no deal is imminent with any one of them.

A $2 Billion Beat for Apple?

Apple Shares Down, but for How Long?

PlayBook on Track for Q1 Kick-Off