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Icahn: 'I like Jerry'; Yahoo needs Microsoft search deal

Icahn: 'I like Jerry'; Yahoo needs Microsoft search deal

Carl Icahn says he likes Jerry Yang and notes the former Yahoo CEO is a "charismatic guy," but Yahoo needs to do a Microsoft search deal since the company can't afford to fight Google.Icahn's remarks, made in an interview with Barron's (subscription required) a few days after he added to his Yahoo stake, doesn't reveal anything entirely new, but does indicate that full-blown Microsoft acquisition is off the table.

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Traffic from Google and other search engines to specific Web categories in October 2008

Traffic from Google and other search engines to specific Web categories in October 2008

CategoryShare of trafficfrom searchenginesGrowth in share oftraffic fromsearch enginesOctober 2007 -October 2008Share of trafficfrom GoogleOctober 2008Growth inshare of trafficfrom GoogleOctober 2007 -October 2008Health and Medical44.92%0%31.88%10%Travel35.71%10%26.41%24%Shopping and Classifieds25.14%-3%17.51%9%News and Media20.90%-1%15.09%13%Entertainment23.57%9%16.12%25%Business and Finance18.61%9%12.92%25%Sports12.01%17%8.46%32%Online Video31.83%24%23.51%49%Social Networking18.61%24%12.33%48%Source: Hitwise

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Fastest-growing German financial sites in September 2008

Fastest-growing German financial sites in September 2008

PropertyAug-2008Sep-2008% ChangeTotal German Internet Audience35,44735,6761%Business/Finance - news/research4,7604,8813%Manager-Magazin.de33947139%AOL Money & Finance30841435%Finanztreff.de13418034%T-Online.de Finance51366029%Yahoo! Finance39347621%S-Investor.de11213016%Finanzen.net16819013%Cortalconsors.de16217911%Freenet.de Finance1231338%Ariva.de2302373%Source: comScore

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Joost streaming video application appears for the iPhone

Joost streaming video application appears for the iPhone

The TechCrunch post on Joost for the iPhone came across my Twitter feed so I quickly launched iTunes and found the free Joost application. The application started up and looked promising on my WiFi connection, but I found the same issues that TechCrunch did with the application unable to play movies.

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Top video sites ranked by number of streams

Top video sites ranked by number of streams

BrandStreams, 000Audience, 000YouTube5,354,39281,881Yahoo!264,26629,908Fox Interactive Media242,44419,258MSN/Windows Live164,77610,980Nickelodeon Kids and Family Network162,9716,152Hulu142,2616,324ESPN127,7948,434CNN Digital Network117,7089,451MTV Networks Music97,2074,762Disney Online87,1939,146Source: Nielsen

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Europe pumps money into space

Europe pumps money into space

Ambiguous headline I know -- I couldn't resist, sorry.Member states are going to pour ten billion Euro into the European Space Agency (Esa) funding, the BBC reports.

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Fastest-growing business and finance sites in France in September 2008

Fastest-growing business and finance sites in France in September 2008

PropertyAug-2008Sep-2008% ChangeTotal French Internet Audience32,22732,6101%Business/Finance - news/research5,8676,3929%Boursier.com254526107%Lexpansion.com16131697%Capital Magazin15630696%Lemoneymag.fr17533390%Orange Money31246047%AOL Money & Finance9813842%Reuters Sites9513238%Boursorama9091,18430%Actufinance.fr15017718%MSN Money9321,0068%Source: comScore

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