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Daily Roundup for 2008-04-14

Is Yahoo Right to Resist Microsoft? Yahoo’s resistance to a takeover by Microsoft looks foolhardy to some investors and Wall Street analysts. But the push-back may prove effective in the end—at least by forcing the suitor to cough up a few more bucks a share. Executives from Yahoo (YHOO) on Apr. 7 reiterated the reasons for their opposition. The $31-a-share offer, made public Feb. 1, "substantially undervalues" Yahoo, and its stock component is even less attractive in light

Daily Roundup for 2008-03-11

How to save money running a startup (17 really good tips) The HowTo team at Mahalo has been an amazing surprise effort. We didn’t plan on making howto articles, but when we built various how to search pages we realized that many howto articles were, well, lacking. So, we started building select ones where we thought we could help. This one on how to save money is very good. I’ve got a bunch of tips on how to do this for business. Facebook CEO’s Keynote Turns Into a Mess in T

Daily Roundup for 2008-03-07

Sites With Anti-Fraud Sign Still Flawed – The Associated Press When a small padlock appears in the corner of your Web browser’s address bar or the entire bar turns green, it seems like a powerful signal you’re safe to proceed. But experts say the SSL certificates those green lights signify — digital stamps of approval that Web sites buy to prove they’re running a legitimate business and can send and receive encrypted data safely — don’t provide the safety they seem to. "The

Daily Roundup for 2008-02-11

Would Microsoft-Yahoo! Mean More Competition? – eMarketer On the surface, Microsoft’s $44 billion offer to acquire Yahoo! seems to simplify the US search market share race. The combined firm would be second in online ad revenues to No.1 Google, and ahead of AOL. In 2007, Google rang up nearly $6 billion, while Yahoo! had about $3.4 billion and MSN had $1.4 billion net revenues. McAfee’s New Secure Web Platform Steers Millions of Consumers to the Secure Internet McAfee, Inc. t

Daily Roundup for 2008-01-08

AuctionBytes Report on Online Buying Survey, Part 1 Why do people shop online? How do they find items, and what factors are important to them in making purchasing decisions? These are some of the questions we set out to explore in our December online-buying survey. Over 900 people took the survey. By aggre Scoble Finds Out Facebook Is the Jealous Sort – Advertising Age – Adages Robert Scoble, he of many thousand friends on Facebook, was suspended from the social network after

Facebook, Executives, College Students and Love

Well I was wrong. Facebook is awesome, and many of my professional colleagues were way ahead of me in discovering the network’s value. Its utility becomes very powerful as your network multiplies and matures. To be quite honest, I now view LinkedIn as a great place to view a professional profile or resume, but that is about it. Facebook provides a scalable method for communicating with your professional network. The bottom-line is that I am learning to love Facebook. Since

 

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