TITLE

Yahoos Set Phasers on Stun, Put Shields Up

AUTHOR(S)
Schachter, Ken
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;5/16/2008, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Yahoo! Inc. is racing to complete an advertising deal with Google that could short-circuit efforts to force a union with Microsoft. "The New York Post" noted that Yahoo could announce a deal on an open platform through which Google, Microsoft, AOL and others could bid for the right to serve advertisements linked to keyword searches. According to Roy J. Bostock, chairman of the board of Yahoo, says investor Carl Icahn's attempt at a corporate coup reflects a misunderstanding of the Microsoft offer.
ACCESSION #
36834954

 

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