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July 29, 2009: Yahoo Search Sold to Microsoft

We dealt with the big buyout bid fight between Microsoft and Yahoo back in 2008. Of course, the outcome was that Yahoo’s CEO Jerry Yang stepped down and Carol Bartz took the reigns. However, Carol did make a bold move in 2009 as she agreed to a deal with Steve Ballmer. Microsoft would get Yahoo Search engine technologies and create a search engine for Yahoo. In return, Yahoo would handle advertising for premium search advertisers. This was a ten year deal.BTW – Recent news stated that Yahoo.jp is using Google in Japan. While it did put a snag in the...

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June 18: Phi Day! 1993: John Scully of Apple,2007: Terry Semel of Yahoo Step Down

1993 – After a 10 year run and new focus on Politics – along with a failed promise to catch up to the PC market – John Sculley was removed of his CEO role at Apple by the board of directors. They immediately hire Michael Spindler, who was instrumental in the introduction of the PowerPC. However, he eventually would get ousted and replaced by Gil Amileo, which would get ousted and replaced by Steve Jobs. 2007 – Terry Semel was under pressure  by the board because of dissatisfaction of his compensation. Terry was brought in to create a partnership with...

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March 20, 2005: Yahoo Acquires Photo Site Flickr

2005- Yahoo acquires Ludicorp and the popular photo sharing site Flickr. No details were released on this purchase. On Yahoo’s blog they outline that Flickr will continue to run as-is, while Yahoo Photos will incorporate some of the ideals into it’s site. The biggest issue from the deal was that Ludicorp was based in Vancouver, therefore when the data transfered to Yahoo servers the week of June 25th, it became subject to US federal law. Wikazine – Full show notes for March 20 Google Chome adds RSS support 3-COM exit strategy of high-end data networking Apple 20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM) Podcast:...

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February 1, 2008: Microsoft Bids Yahoo, 2012: Facebook Files IPO

2008 – Microsoft officially made a move to put a bid in for Yahoo! They announced a plan of $31 a share, which was 62 percent of premium common stock from Yahoo! This was not the first time Microsoft had made a play for the company, but this was the most covered by press. Yahoo! would eventually decline the offer of Microsoft, claiming they undervalued the company. This would bring Carl Ichan to the forefront which would lead to months of speculation and debate.  Although Yahoo! did not take the bid, they did end up selling the search assets in 2009 under...

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September 17: DITH Episode #1500, 2008: Sarah Palin’s Email Hacked

2009 – On August 10, 2009, I switched the show from a weekly to daily format. Working out a podcast that was going to publish a new episode 365 days a year was a struggle, but after 4 years of doing it, its become a lot easier.Today marks the 1,500th podcast episode of the Day in Tech History. It hits a very important milestone; this is the only podcast that has been putting out a new episode daily for 1500 days straight! The next milestone will be January 29th, 2015 when Day in Tech History hits the 2,000 episode mark. Thanks for...

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