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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]

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

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] ... [FishbowlDC]

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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 -]

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]

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 -]

Watch the Box: Transformations - Posted October 16, 2007 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]