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January 13,1984: Jack Tramiel resigns from Commodore

Jack Tramiel

Jack Tramiel

1984 - Two days after the announcement of the 264 and 364 computers, CEO Jack Tramiel resigned from Commodore. There was a lot of battling within the board of directors. 6 months after Tramiel left, he started another company called “Trammel” and hired away a few of the key Commodore employees. The company was one of those that bought – then sold – Atari.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 13

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December 27, 2001: Yahoo Acquires HotJobs

Yahoo acquires Hot Jobs

Yahoo acquires Hot Jobs

2001 - Yahoo announces that they will acquire 98.6 percent of the outstanding stock to HotJobs. They bought it for $10.50 / share for $436 million. They overbid Monster.com for the site. Ironically, Yahoo! ended up selling HotJobs to Monster on Feb 3, 2010 for $225 million.

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September 6, 2011: Yahoo! Fired Carol Bartz via Email, 2001: HDNet Launches

Carol Bartz

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2011 – Carol Bartz sends an email to her (former) staff at Yahoo!

To all:

I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.

-Carol

2001 - Mark Cuban and Phillip Garvin launch HDNet, the first High Definition TV signals. It was available both through cable and satellite television. The channel got some news for their exclusive HD coverage of the US invasion of Afghanistan.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 6

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  • Facebook Botnets
  • NBC changes from Silverlight to Flash
  • MP3.com pays 250 Million
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July 29: Yahoo Search Sold to Microsoft

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July 29, 2009: Yahoo! sells search assets 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 agreement this week, Yahoo Japan Chief Exec. Masahiro Inoue said Microsoft didn’t localize the service in Japan, therefore, they went with Google.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 29

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  • WindowsNT 4.0 RTM is released
  • 100-nanosecond 64 kbit DRAM
  • Sirius and XM finish their merger
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