Stories in the category Internet

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for antitrust

By Muckety

June 27, 2017 at 5:28am

The European Union has announced a $2.7 billion fine against Google for antitrust violations.

Applying the pornography standard to Google and antitrust

By Laurie Bennett

September 22, 2011 at 7:37am

Google lawyer Susan Creighton clerked for Sandra Day O’Connor, but she echoed another Supreme Court justice Wednesday during her appearance before a Senate subcommittee.

Timothy Armstrong wants to ‘win quickly’ at AOL

By A. James Memmott

July 28, 2009 at 8:46am

In the middle 1990s, Timothy M. Armstrong, the young co-owner of a struggling small newspaper in Boston, had lunch with some people from Mosaic.

Google has plenty of paths to the White House

By Laurie Bennett

July 27, 2009 at 7:09am

In addition to its lobbying efforts in Washington, which have increased dramatically in recent years, Google has many connections to the top people around President Obama.

Yahoo hires away Altero Corp. CFO

By Ric Bohy

June 14, 2009 at 9:29am

Yahoo’s new CEO, Carol Bartz, has gone outside the Internet biz once again to restaff the executive suite as the company looks for ways to replace slipping online advertising revenues while challenging rival Google for search engine dominance.

Craigslist ends ‘erotic services’ postings

By Ric Bohy

May 14, 2009 at 7:29am

Law enforcement wins and charity loses in Wednesday’s announcement that Craigslist is taking the “erotic services” section of its online classified ads out of service.

Sergey Brin donates DNA, dollars to Parkinson’s study

By Carol Eisenberg

March 13, 2009 at 8:24am

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who carries a gene mutation that predisposes him to Parkinson’s disease, is contributing his DNA and millions of dollars to research into the condition’s genetic basis.

Robert Pittman profits from Comcast purchase of Daily Candy

By Emily Morgan

August 7, 2008 at 1:18pm

Robert W. Pittman made a good investment in 2003, when his company, Pilot Group LLC bought a controlling interest in the online newsletter, Daily Candy.

Google wants to take on the venture capitalists

By Laurie Bennett

July 31, 2008 at 10:08am

Google is planning a venture-capital division, to be headed by David Drummond, company SVP and chief legal officer.

Twitter acquires search engine Summize

By Emily Morgan

July 16, 2008 at 2:53pm

Microblogging site Twitter has made it easier to navigate every up-to-the-moment update published on its website with a newly acquired search engine, Summize.

Facebook co-founder helps Obama build support on the web

By A. James Memmott

July 10, 2008 at 10:15am

Thanks to a Facebook founding friend, Barack Obama now has well over one million Facebook supporters.

Rolling Stone replows old ground on Zuckerberg, Facebook

By Gary Jacobson

June 18, 2008 at 4:20pm

Don’t bother reading the Rolling Stone story (dated June 26) on Mark Zuckerberg and “The Battle for Facebook.” It has been done before. And better.

Icahn blogs on Securities and Exchange Commission site

By Laurie Bennett

June 11, 2008 at 9:40am

We wish we had said it first. The Wall Street Journal’s Deal Journal made the observation Monday that investor Carl Icahn has adopted the Securities and Exchange Commission as his personal blog.

CBS will pay $1.8 billion for CNET Networks

By Laurie Bennett

May 15, 2008 at 9:50am

CBS announced today that is acquiring CNET Networks Inc., for $1.8 billion, at $11.50 per share.

Craig Newmark pursues politics and citizen journalism

By Laurie Bennett

May 12, 2008 at 8:57am

It’s not only his day job that is drawing attention to Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.

Audience a-Twitter during Zuckerberg interview

By Emily Morgan

March 11, 2008 at 11:22am

Sarah Lacy reports on technology for Business Week, but on Sunday, technology was her worst enemy.

As she interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival, the audience was reporting on her questions and style by using Twitter, and their reviews weren’t good.

WowOwow leaves us less than wowed

By Carol Eisenberg

March 10, 2008 at 4:20pm

They were pioneers in the worlds of media, publishing and entertainment who made it to the top - and who became pals along the way.

A closer look at Yahoo leadership

By Laurie Bennett

February 18, 2008 at 10:08am

Microsoft’s bid to acquire Yahoo has put a harsh spotlight, perhaps too late, on the company’s board.

Kara Swisher, writing on All Things Digital this morning, predicts that the directors’ response to the unsolicited buyout attempt may simply be inertia.

Yahoo-Maven deal opens another path for Microsoft

By Laurie Bennett

February 13, 2008 at 11:20am

Being pursued by Microsoft hasn’t deterred Yahoo from its own pursuits of smaller fry.

Yahoo announced yesterday that it had paid $160 million for Maven Networks, a firm that sells video-management systems for online advertising. Maven’s customers include such major media outfits as Gannett, Scripps and Fox News.

Microsoft offers $44.6 billion for Yahoo!

By Gary Jacobson

February 1, 2008 at 7:31am

Such a deal has long been speculated about because of Yahoo’s sagging prospects. This morning Microsoft made it a reality by offering $44.6 billion ($31 a share) for Yahoo! That’s more than a 60 percent premium over Yahoo’s closing price Thursday.

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