Scott Cleland, an analyst at the Precursor group, argues in a 36-page white paper that the Federal Trade Commission could shoot down Google's acquisition of DoubleClick. First a few notes: I've interviewed Cleland a few times mostly on telecommunications matters and find him very credible.
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On today's podcast:Yahoo plans strategic plan in next 100 days. Can it be fixed?
Following Intel's decent--but not good enough to make Wall Street happy--second quarter it seems to be a good bet that AMD's financial results will be a debacle.We'll know Thursday when AMD reports its second quarter earnings, but Intel is willing to suffer self-inflicted wounds on the chip pricing front.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Yahoo to lay out strategic plan in next 100 days. Yahoo's second quarter on target; outlook light.
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang made his earnings conference call debut on Tuesday and said the next "100 days or so" will be spent mapping out the strategic plan for the company.Yahoo, which reported its second quarter results and cut projections for the second half of 2007 (statement), will unveil a new strategic plan in the fall, said Yang.
Yahoo reported second quarter earnings of 11 cents a share on revenue of $1.24 billion, a tally that was in line with Wall Street's expectations.
Intel delivered a solid second quarter Tuesday with net income of $1.3 billion, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $8.
Writing in Science (subscription required), Richard Ford and Eugene Spafford discuss the 25th anniversary of the computer virus.Don Reisinger notes that depending on what you count as a virus, it may actually be the 30th anniversary of the virus.
To date Oracle's Unbreakable Linux effort has been pretty quiet aside from a few conference call mentions. It certainly hasn't put Red Hat out to pasture.
Google unveiled Tuesday its latest initiative to court small businesses--a custom search tool dubbed Google Custom Search Business Edition. Google's small business search allows companies to add Google search to their web sites.