I am on the conference call with Steve Ballmer (CEO), Chris Liddell (CFO), Kevin Johnson (President PSD), and Ray Ozzie (Chief Software Architect). Chairman Bill Gates is sitting this one out, a sign of his pending departure from the day-to-day grind in Redmond.
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Microsoft said Friday that it is making an unsolicited offer of $31 a share, or $44.6 billion, to buy Yahoo in a move that would give the software giant more market share and become a significant threat to Google.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's open-source strategy: A picture is worth a thousand wordsDana Blankenhorn: Should we fight the proprietary open source power?Larry Dignan: Google's quarter falls short of expectations Tom Foremski: GOOG's troubled social network deals threaten Facebook valuation.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk parses the latest numbers from ComScore on social network activity.While looking for something that amused me and stopped me from replying to the likeness quiz invitation (and seventy others) from lonely Japanese friends on Facebook, I stumbled upon some numbers from ComScore via Creative Capital.
Motorola's handset unit is a sick patient. The solution: Quarantine it or maybe send it packing.
This week on the Between the Lines podcast, I give a wrap up from my trip to the Demo 08 conference, where 77 products were introduced. We also discuss some of the recent earnings and restructuring news from Yahoo.
Gartner researchers have identified 10 areas that IT professionals should pay attention to this year.Gartner: By 2011, Apple will double its U.
Google on Thursday reported fourth quarter net income of $1.21 billion, or $3.
Countries across the Middle East are sans Internet connections due to a cable break on Wednesday. Two lessons: The Internet in some areas lack redundancy and telecommunications infrastructure is weak.
The majority of Internet and international telephone traffic travels goes under the sea. When two submarine cables in the Mediterranean Sea were cut (most likely by ship anchors) on Wednesday, Internet connectivity in the Middle East and in parts of Asia cratered.