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Microsoft are preparing to engage in a proxy fight against Yahoo! as it trys to gain control of the failing internet company. The aggressive tactic is part of the hard-nosed takeover campaign that Microsoft began two weeks ago. Unless Yahoo quickly reverses course and enters into merger talks, Microsoft will seek to nominate a slate of directors to Yahoo’s board by March 13, the deadline for...

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MySpace is holding discussions with Universal Music, Sony BMG, Warner Music and EMI regarding offering music downloads to its users. The new offering will allow users to download music from inside the MySpace portal and share it on their individual contact pages for the first time legally. In the past users have had 'profile' songs that are illegally using mp3s they have uploaded themselves. MySpace is owned...

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After Yahoo! yesterday formally rejected Microsoft's offer to buy them out, Microsoft vowed to continue its efforts for the takeover.  Google had originally offered to help Yahoo! in an effort to fend off advance from Microsoft, however have since dropped back into the audience after evaluating the potential regulatory implications of such moves.  Since the offer was made, shares in Yahoo! have risen almost to...

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Microsoft has offered $44.6 Billion dollars to purchase Yahoo! Labelled as Microsoft's most bold move to date, they wish to purchase Yahoo! to curb the escalating leadership of Google. The deal involves a mix of both cash and stock from Microsoft, with Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) stating that they intend to merge the two companies and retain staff from Yahoo! in an incentive plan. Jerry Yang, the...

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Yahoo will cut 1,000 jobs from its 14,300-member work force by mid-February, sad news for a number of Yahoo employees.

The company disclosed these cuts as a result of discussions pertaining to its 4th quarter profit losses. Yahoo also made mention that they would be heavily investing in new areas of search and online media, new jobs of which will be created that will allow existing employees to reapply for.

Recent research has found that Google's market dominence is growing rapidly, leaving its competitors with a rather steep uphill walk to catch up. An Internet research company called 'Efficient Frontier' examined more than 17 billion impressions and over 270 million click on search ads running through its system and has clearly established Google as the leader of the Search Engine rat pack of Microsoft, Yahoo and...

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A new deal between Google and Japan's largest mobile phone operator DoCoMo will see its handsets using search, email and other services such as YouTube and Picassa from the search giant. The deal, reported on the Washington Post website, will help Google's overseas growth whilst giving DoCoMo an edge in Japan's highly competitive mobile market. The two firms, which also plan to launch a Linux-based mobile...

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Google's AdSense plans to exclude from it's program those domains that are repeatedly registered and then refunded a few days later in an effort to reduce the profitability and hopefully discourage the practice that sees millions of domain names tied up and unavailable to those who legitimately want to register them. "We believe that this policy will have a positive impact for users and domain purchasers...

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