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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 2008-03-07

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 2008-02-25

Microsoft’s Yahoo Bid Ruffles China’s Alibaba – WSJ.com Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet company part-owned by Yahoo Inc., has hired advisers to help it negotiate for expanded management independence in the event its U.S. partner is acquired by Microsoft Corp., a person familiar with the situation said. US Retail E-Commerce Set for Growth – eMarketer eMarketer predicts that online retailers in the US will ring up over $100 billion more in sales in 2012 than they did in 200

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

The “Steve Woda LinkedIn Profile” is up and running

I spent a few minutes today working on my "Steve Woda LinkedIn Profile". I love LinkedIn, and I like the idea of having an online profile that folks can refer to if they want to get the basics on who you are. I have to be honest though, there are too many of these things out there, and it will be nice when one company has become the defacto standard. This ties into my favorite subject, portable trust and reputation. The Wall Street Journal discussed portable reputation on

 

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