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Yahoo calls Microsoft actions ‘stupefying’

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Yahoo sent a letter to shareholders Thursday in which it calledMicrosoft’s actions in its dance to acquire all or part of theinternet company ‘stupefying.’ (The Age — 18 July, 2008)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Apparently abandoning hopes for a truce with Yahoo Inc., investor Carl Icahn sharpened his focus on replacing the Internet company’s board Monday after his attempt to negotiate a deal with Microsoft Corp. was angrily rejected.

(Washington Post — 16 July, 2008)
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In a letter to shareholders, Yahoo said Carl Icahns agenda presents a significant risk to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms. (New York Times — 18 July, 2008)
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In a letter to shareholders, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang says Microsoft and Carl Icahn’s plan “will destroy stockholder value at Yahoo.” (CNET News.com — 17 July, 2008)
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 — One of Yahoo’s largest shareholders is supporting the reelection of the Internet company’s incumbent board, a significant blow to a coup attempt being led by activist investor Carl Icahn.

(Washington Post — 19 July, 2008)
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Microsoft and Carl Ichan double-team Yahoo, while it seems that everyone got their day in court. Also: Earnings season heat. (CNET News.com — 19 July, 2008)
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The investment house, which owns 4.4 percent of Yahoo stock, says it will back existing management. (CNET News.com — 18 July, 2008)
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Executives from Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.’s AOL are trying to advance discussions on a possible combination that could give the software maker an alternative to a deal with Yahoo Inc., a newspaper reported Wednesday. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 17 July, 2008)
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Microsoft Corp. has offered to buy struggling Internet search provider Yahoo for $44.6 billion, a merger that would combine two of the technology world’s most well-known names into a potentially potent competitor for Google in the lucrative Web search and advertising market.

(Washington Post — 17 July, 2008)
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Congress waded into the escalating fight over the future of Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday, demanding to know whether the Internet company’s advertising partnership with Google Inc., intended to keep Yahoo out of the clutches of Microsoft Corp., raises antitrust concerns. (MSNBC — 16 July, 2008)
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