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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gregory Out, Todd in at MTP | Journalists Face Backlash in MO - Posted August 15, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gregory Out, Todd in at MTP | Journalists Face Backlash in MO - Posted August 15, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted October 1, 2013
-Following a review, San Francisco-based Duncan/Channon was selected as AOR for craft beer brand, Kona Brewing Company. -Speaking of reviews, in IPG news, global asset management firm MFS Investment Managementhas selected Draftfcb Chicago as its global agency of record and appointed Initiative to... [MediaJobsDaily]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Mobile App Reviews | Facebook for Celebrities - Posted August 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Billionaire Brawl on CNBC - Posted January 25, 2013
Holy moly, CNBC just had its most memorable segment in years. Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman was on CNBC's "Fast Money" responding to comments made by fellow billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The two have a feud going back more than 10 years. Well wouldn't you know it, Icahn called into the show,... [TVNewser]

Netflix Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan to Protect Against a Hostile Takeover - Posted November 5, 2012
Video streaming service Netflix is protecting against a hostile takeover with the adoption of a stockholder rights plan, the company announced today. The plan gives each shareholder ... [SocialTimes.com]

Activist Shareholder Carl Icahn Buys 10% Stake in Netflix - Posted October 31, 2012
Investor Carl Icahn has acquired about a 10% stake in Netflix, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Icahn is a former corporate raider of the 1980s, who has lately adopted a shareholder act... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg, 16 Others Join Giving Pledge - Posted December 9, 2010
Billionaire Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (and our first ... [PRNewser]

Icahn Launches Site in Bid to Take Over Lionsgate - Posted December 6, 2010
[caption id="attachment_10518" align="alignnone" width="413" caption="'Rabbit Hole' starring Nicole Kidman is a Lionsgate film opening this month."][/caption] ... [PRNewser]

Remembering New York Owner Bruce Wasserstein - Posted October 15, 2009
Dealmaker, Lazard Ltd. CEO and New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein died yesterday at age 61. News of his untimely death filtered through the media world ye... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Remembering New York Owner Bruce Wasserstein - Posted October 15, 2009
Dealmaker, Lazard Ltd. CEO and New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein died yesterday at age 61. News of his untimely death filtered through the media world ye... [FishbowlNY]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [FishbowlNY]

Lions Gate Trying To Play In The Big Leagues -- Let's Lay Off - Posted November 8, 2008
Lions Gate Entertainment, which is enjoying a wild ride with its "Saw" franchise and its Emmys for "Mad Men," announced Friday that it was laying off 8% of its workstaff across the board,including production, television, home entertainment, business affairs and legal. Ou... [FishbowlLA]

Yahoo Names Two CEOs to Board to Please Icahn - Posted August 19, 2008
Yahoo announced that it will add the former Viacom and Nextel Partners CEOs to its board of directors, the Associated Press reports. These two fellows were recommendations from billionaire investor Carl Icahn; the move was widely expected as part of the company's deal to ward off a proxy fight with Icahn. Neither... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Icahn Joins Yahoo Board, Bakes Cupcakes for Other Members - Posted August 7, 2008
Yahoo's board has confirmed billionaire investor Carl Icahn as a director, as Robert Kotick resigned as part of a previously announced deal, ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Fortune: Motorola Sticking With Breakup Plan - Posted August 5, 2008
As we reported late yesterday, Motorola has hired Sanjay Jha from Qualcomm in order to head up the company's handset business and act as co-CE... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo Board Meeting begins with Icahn AWOL - Posted August 1, 2008
Today is D-Day for Yahoo's current board—and Carl Icahn is nowhere to be found. The Associated Press reports that Yahoo shareholders are finally getting their chance today to challenge the company's management over its ha... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Icahn Forsakes Yahoo Shareholder's High Noon Throwdown - Posted August 1, 2008
This is no fun at all. After months of stirring up trouble and headlines (and blog posts) proxy battler Carl Icahn will not be attending the Yahoo's long anticipated annual shareholders meeting today. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Icahn Forsakes Yahoo Shareholder's High Noon Throwdown - Posted August 1, 2008
This is no fun at all. After months of stirring up trouble and headlines (and blog posts) proxy battler Carl Icahn will not be attending the Yahoo's long anticipated annual shareholders meeting today. ... [FishbowlNY]

Is That All There Is? Microsoft Calls it a Day on Yahoo Bid - Posted July 25, 2008
Alas. It looks like maybe, finally, Microsoft has thrown in the Yahoo towel. The last straw in the months long we-love-you, we-love-you-not dealings may have been this week's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is That All There Is? Microsoft Calls it a Day on Yahoo Bid - Posted July 25, 2008
Alas. It looks like maybe, finally, Microsoft has thrown in the Yahoo towel. The last straw in the months long we-love-you, we-love-you-not dealings may have been this week's... [FishbowlNY]

AP: Ousted AOL Chief Could Advise Yahoo - Posted July 23, 2008
In the ongoing Microhoo saga, a lot of analysts are weighing in as to what could help fix the situation and move it forward. But The Associated Press has a specific person in mind: former AOL chief ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Icahn Boomerangs Back to Yang, Gets Three Board Seats for His Troubles - Posted July 22, 2008
We can't decide whether this is like the time gun-for-hire Han Solo reconsidered his selfish ways at the last minute and zoomed in to save Luke from Darth Vader. Regardless, with ten days to go until the Yahoo stock holder meeting we will bet this isn't the last plot twist... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Icahn Boomerangs Back to Yang, Gets Three Board Seats for His Troubles - Posted July 22, 2008
We can't decide whether this is like the time gun-for-hire Han Solo reconsidered his selfish ways at the last minute and zoomed in to save Luke from Darth Vader. Regardless, with ten days to go until the Yahoo stock holder meeting we will bet this isn't the last plot twist... [FishbowlNY]

CNNMoney.com: Microhoo Saga 'Isn't Over Yet' - Posted July 22, 2008
Even though Yahoo has settled with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, C... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo Nominates Icahn to Board, Settles Proxy Fight - Posted July 21, 2008
If you can't beat 'em, manipulate 'em. Reuters is reporting that Yahoo will appoint billionaire investor Carl Icahn and two of his nominees to its board, which will set... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo Calls Latest Bid 'Smoke and Mirrors' - Posted July 17, 2008
In today's episode of As the World... er, the Microsoft-Yahoo saga, Yahoo has called a breakup proposal from billionaire investor Carl Icahn and f... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Jerry Yang Speaks, er, Writes! - Posted July 17, 2008
In recent weeks most of the talk about the operatic ins and outs of the Yahoo and Microsoft relationship have centered around what proxy battler ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jerry Yang Speaks, er, Writes! - Posted July 17, 2008
In recent weeks most of the talk about the operatic ins and outs of the Yahoo and Microsoft relationship have centered around what proxy battler ... [FishbowlNY]

Google Search Continues to Smash Competition - Posted July 16, 2008
Could the Microsoft-Yahoo flap be irrelevant in the end? CNET News reports that Google's steadily increasing search share neared 70 percent in June in the United States, according to new ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Is Carl Icahn Just a Pawn in Microsoft's Pursuit of Yahoo? - Posted July 15, 2008
At the rate this is going we may have to move on to soap opera metaphors. As you may recall all the buzz this week-end was about the "stupid" takeover deal Carl Icahn and Microsoft presented Yahoo with (go ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is Carl Icahn Just a Pawn in Microsoft's Pursuit of Yahoo? - Posted July 15, 2008
At the rate this is going we may have to move on to soap opera metaphors. As you may recall all the buzz this week-end was about the "stupid" takeover deal Carl Icahn and Microsoft presented Yahoo with (go ... [FishbowlNY]

Blodget Blasts Icahn Over Yahoo Flap - Posted July 15, 2008
And now, the gloves come off. Silicon Alley Insider's Henry Blodget writes that—see if you can follow this—a source close to Yahoo, a source close to Microsoft, and Carl Icahn all disagree abo... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Icahn Blasts Yahoo for "Distorting, Omitting, Twisting Events" - Posted July 15, 2008
Thought billionaire investor Carl Icahn was already angry about the Microsoft-Yahoo deal? You should see him now. ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Report: Yahoo, Microsoft Tensions Escalate - Posted July 14, 2008
The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft is getting even colder. Reuters is reporting that late Saturday, Yahoo revealed that it had spurned Microsoft's latest attempt to buy its online search engine in a joint proposal made with activist investor ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Icahn and Microsoft Fail to Charm Yahoo, Again - Posted July 14, 2008
It's back off-again. Over the week-end Yahoo rejected Carl Icahn and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Icahn and Microsoft Fail to Charm Yahoo, Again - Posted July 14, 2008
It's back off-again. Over the week-end Yahoo rejected Carl Icahn and ... [FishbowlNY]

Google's Eric Schmidt: "We Took the Position That the World is Better Off With An Independent Yahoo!" - Posted July 10, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and CEO ... [FishbowlLA]

Icahn Sweet Talks Microsoft Back to the Yahoo Table - Posted July 8, 2008
We're running out of relationship metaphors to describe the on-again, off-again business dealings between Yahoo, Microsoft and more recently, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Icahn Sweet Talks Microsoft Back to the Yahoo Table - Posted July 8, 2008
We're running out of relationship metaphors to describe the on-again, off-again business dealings between Yahoo, Microsoft and more recently, ... [FishbowlNY]

LiveNation Deal, Yahoo! The Talk of Sun Valley - Posted July 8, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference. All's quiet on the Western Front for Sun Valley. The conference doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but hundreds of executives, moguls and their families are dribbling in today. A conference shuttle driver said they're expecting 395 people on... [FishbowlLA]

Microsoft Looks to Restart Yahoo Talks - Posted July 7, 2008
And the saga continues. Microsoft Corp on Monday said it would be willing to reopen talks to buy all or part of Yahoo, Reuters reports, but only if a new Yahoo board is elected—which is exactly what investor Carl Icahn has been pushing for. Microsoft, "which broke off talks in early May... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Watch the Box: Transformations - Posted October 16, 2007
HowStuffWorks.com was acquired by Discovery for $250 million, and is supposed to be "quickly incorporated into programming". Owners of the site include investor Carl Icahn, and was founded in 1998 by the aptly named Marshall Brain. Will Smith's Overbrook Enterta... [FishbowlLA]

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